WEC recommends that hunting be approved at Yankeetown Pond

Despite objections from numerous neighbors, the Woodstock Environmental Commission (WEC) voted to recommend to the town board that hunting be allowed on a majority of an 828-acre New York City-owned parcel surrounding Yankeetown Pond.

Accepting no further comment, the commission cited a growing deer population that it said is destroying low forest growth as the rationale and noted the area is largely upland and not conducive to hiking. The recommendation gets forwarded to the Town Board, which will either accept or reject it, and will then communicate that decision to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection . . .

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