Seacoast residents are protesting a plan to kill as many as two dozen deer on New Castle Island next month.
A petition says the condo managers at Wentworth by the Sea have recruited four archers to shoot deer that have been eating people's gardens on the property. This would coincide with the state's legal archery hunting season for deer, which begins September 15th.
But within four days, nearly two thousand residents have signed the petition opposing the plan. They say they enjoy coexisting with the deer and don't want them killed in their backyards. The condo association did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.