DEC deer, tick regulations

Posted 1/2/20

ALBANY, NY —New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced on December 27 the adoption of a regulation to reduce problems caused by …

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DEC deer, tick regulations

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ALBANY, NY —New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced on December 27 the adoption of a regulation to reduce problems caused by wildlife feeding and establish strict procedures for the use of tick-control devices designed to treat deer.

“Feeding deer and moose can artificially increase populations and change behavior, causing harm to people, wildlife and the environment,” Seggos said. “These new requirements strike a necessary balance between preventing the negative effects of deer feeding while recognizing the increased public health threat posed by tick-borne diseases and make an exception to allow the use of certain devices designed to kill ticks on deer.”

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