Town Council Statement on Deer Hunting - 11/03/20

The New Shoreham Town Council met Monday, November 2, 2020 and discussed hunting season in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.  It has been brought to the Councils’ attention that there are more people living on Block Island this year than in recent years and many community members are spending more time recreating outdoors this fall.  Recently, the town made a formal request to US Fish and Wildlife asking to delay the start of firearms season at Sandy Point and Grove Point until December 1st, and US Fish and Wildlife agreed to honor our request in a recent release formally announcing the delay. The Town Council is requesting all private land owners to delay firearms deer hunting on their property until December 1st.

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