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    May 15, 2017

    Islesboro’s deer problem puts residents ‘in limbo’

    Early this decade, concerns over a large deer population – and the spread of Lyme disease from deer ticks – helped to unite residents of Islesboro. But a special shotgun hunt for three years did little to thin the whitetail herd. And today, the island’s 650 year-rounds residents are divided over how – or even whether – to reduce it. A deer reduction committee was established by the town’s board of selectmen in …

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