EMAIL TO THE SUN: ‘Avon Deer Shooting is Morally Despicable’

The following is an email submitted by Ashley Pankratz to the for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the When the Village of Avon surveyed its 3,394 residents to assess public opinion on the presence of deer within village limits, only 351 responded—a strong indication that most are not bothered by the deer with whom they share their community. … [Read more...]

Gotcha! ‘Letchworth’s Record Buck’ a Hoax

CASTILE – Calm your deer fever, folks. This image of a gargantuan whitetail that was allegedly shot in Letchworth State Park is a hoax, spread by a Facebook user via joke site The post has many Livingston County hunters excited that this monster could be a state record breaker that grew up locally. "Buffalo native  BOB MARZEC , of Chektowaga NY, got this State record buck in Letchworth State Park. Accompanied by his son who is … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Opposing Avon’s Village Deer Hunt

The following was submitted to the for publication by Livingston County resident Ashley Pankratz. The opinions and attitudes expressed herein should not be misinterpreted as those of the It is the policy of the to publish all letters to the editor provided that they are not profane. As a former resident of the Village of Avon, I am troubled by the proposal to allow bow hunting within village … [Read more...]