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Illinois deer task force meets April 14

February 28, 2008 at 10:14 PM

The first meeting of Illinois’ new Joint Task Force on Deer Population Control is apparently scheduled for April 14 according to a memorandum distributed to members of the group.

According to the memo, members of the task force will include the following: Sam Flood, Acting Director, Department of Natural Resources; Rep. Dan Reitz (D-Sparta); Rep. Jim Sacia (R-Freeport); Rep. Robert Flider (D-Decatur); Rep. David Reis (R-Olney); Sen. John Sullivan (D-Quincy); Sen. Gary Dahl (R-Peru); Sen. Gary Forby (D-Benton); Jim Riemer (appointed by senate minority leader); Conservation police officer Jason Sherman; Larry Trent, Director, Illinois State Police; Jerry Beverlin, United Bowhunters of Illinois; Bob Becker, Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources; Kevin Martin, Executive Director, IIllinois Insurance Association; Henry Kallal, District 15 Director, Illinois Farm Bureau.

The task force has been formed to provide information to the General Assembly by Jan. 1, 2009.

As noted in House Joint Resolution 65 (Rep. Reis/Sen. John O. Jones):

“This bill establishes a Joint Task Force on Deer Population Control to examine and make recommendations on ways to manage the Illinois deer population.”

Click here to read the full text of the resolution.

The goal of the task force is to:

“examine and make recommendations on ways to manage the Illinois deer population; issues that shall be addressed include, but are not limited to, maintaining and increasing deer hunting opportunities in Illinois, reducing car-deer accidents and examining how these accidents affect insurance rates, reducing agricultural crop and other property damage, and maintaining and increasing the health of the Illinois deer herd.”

As previously reported, there are no biologists included on the task force.

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I feel that there really should be a bilogist on this task force along with a hunter or two.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/28 at 11:26 PM

Ya, where is the biologist in this task force?  What a freaking joke.  How many of these politicians hunt deer?  How much money does the acting DNR director get for sitting in on this task force?  Hey, why don’t we have Blagodork fly down and put his input in too and waste some more of Illinois tax dollars.  Best suggestion I have heard so far this week is lets divide Illinois in half.  Everything above I-80 is North Illinois and below is South Illinois.  Blago run the north and real people will run the south.  Sounds better that not having a deer biologist at a forum on how to control our deer herd.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/29 at 07:59 AM

can any supply phone #‘s or e-mail addresses for those selected to this task force so that everyone here can voice their oppinon why a biologist doesn’t have a seat.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/29 at 09:34 AM
Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/29 at 10:41 AM

Let’s keep our posts clean, folks. Hot issue, I realize, but make our points without forcing me to delete posts.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/29 at 10:45 AM

No problem. I understand your emotion. Probably even agree with it. We just have to remain civil in this forum. Thanks.

Posted by Jeff Lampe on 02/29 at 11:04 AM

Come on Jeff, don’t you feel the love for our Gov and his boys?  People that don’t get the PJS probably didn’t get to read the other joke of the month.  Now our acting DNR director (Blago’s lackey)
wants all DNR personnel to camp when they are at conventions, seminars, etc.  What a joke. Does this mean he is going to.  Maybe that is why they don’t want a biologist at this forum.  It would cost them too much for a camping site.  Maybe Flood could give up his $544 dollars a month for living expenses too.  Our DNR is in grave danger with clueless wonders like this running it.  Why don’t we ask BLAGOJERK if he can ride a camel back and forth to Springfield for his meetings instead of a $6000 aircraft ride.  Oh, sorry, I forgot he is too good for that.  He would have to slum it through the rest of South Illinois (otherwise know as below I-80.)  Deer, we won’t have to worry about them after the next two years, Blagodork will have run this state into the ground.
http://WWW.RECALLBLAGO.COM  Lets start it boys.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/29 at 04:03 PM

Actually if we are lucky, he may be indicted by the summer, for “pay to play” since he was officially outed as government official “A” in the Tony Rezko hearing on Monday. We are talking major amounts of money ranging from 50-800+ K, he is accused of taking people for. Another good note is that Rezko has multiple ties to Obama not only in money, but in hiring in conjunction with campaign “donations” from Rezko. It makes you wonder, if the economy is as bad as they say it is, where in the heck do Hillary and Obama get 80 million dollars in one month? George Souros (sp?) and move on .org? We are heading towards a threat worse than terrorism here. Communism from within.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/29 at 05:13 PM

This all starts with the lawmaker who proposed this Joint Resolution.  Representative David Reis(R) wrote the whole proposal, and it was carried by Senator John O. Jones(R) in the Senate.  Can’t blame this one on Blago or anyone else.

For the record, the positions were designated by the Joint Resolution itself.  But the individuals who were selected to fill those spots were selected by the governor’s office.

One question is… since this was adopted in July of 2007, why is this committee just now meeting in April, 2008?  They are charged with reporting back to the legislature in January 1, 2009.  How much can you get accomplished in 8 months… when 3 of those months are during deer season.

On a positive note, I know Jerry Beverlin (the bowhunter representative) quite well and he will do a great job representing bowhunters.  He’s an ex-DNR employee who knows politics, and he works his tail off for bowhunters.

Posted by KC-IBS on 02/29 at 07:55 PM

Instead of acting like we can do nothing, lets call or e-mail this individuals and express our opinions.  Myself and many others in Illinois have joined QDMA to fight ignorance about Quality Deer Management.  I would encourage all deer hunters to get invovled so when non-hunters want to engage us in debate, we are confident in our knowledge of the subject!

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