From: William Huston <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 6:42 PM
Subject: Binghamton Univ. deer kill canceled for January
Binghamton Univ. deer kill canceled for January
VESTAL -- Binghamton University will not be killing a portion of its deer population this month, a university spokeswoman confirmed Friday.
The university had planned to hire a company to cull the deer population during the winter break period while most students are off campus. That break ends at the end of January.
At the end of December, state Supreme Court Justice Molly Fitzgerald ruled that the university must undertake the State Environmental Quality Review Act process before beginning the killing.
Administrators will work with the Committee of the University Environment to comply with the SEQR process, said Gail Glover, director of media relations. But that won't begin until the faculty returns at the end of the month.
That means the culling will not take place as planned, she said.