ex MTA Cheif thinks bow hunting permits are the correct response to the growing deer population on Staten Island. Local EMT's will need new training
even Philly hires pros to do the job.
With reports of deer sightings growing across the city, including on the Island, Lhota said, "You do need to do something to control the growth of the deer population."
"The next mayor is going to have to figure out how hunting is going to work," said Lhota, who hunts deer upstate.
"I know a lot of hunters from Staten Island who go upstate to go hunting," Lhota said. "They're going to want to say, 'Hey, we can do it here at home. Lhota said that if deer hunting were permitted, it should be with a bow and arrow.
Current law prohibits hunting within the five boroughs, but bow-hunting is permitted in Suffolk and Westchester counties and elsewhere.
Lhota said it could work on the Island, unique among the boroughs for its rural areas.
The Advance in 2012 estimated that there are hundreds of deer on the Island, spurring public safety concerns after deer were spotted on busy Manor Road and Rockland and Brielle avenues.
now that he is not the head of the MTA he also wants the bridges & tunnels under the Mayor's office as well - that's if he is elected. I don;t think that worked out too well for our schools.