The Town of Kure Beach and officials from Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal have been able to curb the deer problem on the Pleasure Island town.
Officials were able to do it through clearing out thick brush on the island, which drives the population toward food sources, according to Nancy Avery, town clerk. Initially, there was talk of coyotes scaring the herd to Kure Beach, but that was never confirmed, officials said.
Since the beginning of the year, the town has seen two complaints of deer. In 2010, at the height of the problem, Avery said she saw hundreds.
“When we initially met with Sunny Point, they said they could do some different things … and they have been able to cull the herd,” she said.
She added that in 2011 there were significantly less complaints.
To call in a complaint, call the town’s mainline number at 458-8216.
Date posted: May 14, 2012
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