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In this Oct. 13, 2010, file photo, two deer peer out from the underbrush bordering Pine Lakes golf course on Jekyll Island, Ga. Often spotted chewing leaves by roadsides and at the edge of golf course fairways, deer have become such a common sight on Jekyll Island they're almost something of a tourist attraction.

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Jekyll Island deer an attraction, maybe a problem

Nobody on Jekyll Island disputes that it has an abundance of white-tailed deer. But a recent study by the state Department of Natural Resources has raised a pair of troubling questions: Does the 7-mile island near Brunswick have too many? And if so, should hunters be allowed to thin the herd?


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