Other R.I. communities face deer problem, too
Block Island has a high deer population and a high number of tick-borne disease cases, but it's not the only Rhode Island community to face such issues.
According to the Providence Journal, the Lincoln, R.I. Town Council has a proposed hunting ordinance, which would open up the town to archery deer hunting on private properties of at least five acres and with the property owner's permission.
A Lincoln town councilman made the proposal after hearing many complaints about deer, reports the Providence Journal, although some others stepped up in protest of the idea, citing safety concerns.
The article also lists the numbers of deer hunted last year by community, but it leaves Block Island's hunting numbers out of the list.
Read the article here.