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Will County nixes deer hunting

June 11, 2010 at 03:35 PM

Deer hunters look unlikely to be part of the solution for deer management in Will County’s forest preserves.

On Thursday the Will County Board of Commissioners decided to send the issue of deer management back to committee without including the option of opening areas to hunting.

Instead, the focus will apparently be on sharpshooter programs only.

At least that’s what Steward Warren reported in a story today in the Joliet Herald-News.

Writes Warren: “The board members instead decided to send the issue back to committee. And they decided against opening up the forest preserves to hunters.”

An overabundance of deer in the forest preserves has created problems for vegetation and caused the forest preserve board to consider options.

One voice in favor of hunters is Forest Preserve District President Cory Singer, R-Frankfort. “There is no reason we couldn’t implement a safe program here,” he said. “Whether we have a hunting program or not, we’re going to have a culling program,” Singer said.

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hmmmm, let hunters thin the numbers for free, or PAY “sharpshooters” to do the same job, another great political decision here. if its saftey they are worried about what is safer? sharpshooters with guns or bow hunters? i highly doubt any of them on the board have ever touched a bow or gun. Unless the bow hunters are flinging arrows left and right Robin Hood style, this should be a no brainer, Stories like these make you realize how sad illinois politics are, even at the county and city levels, two thumbs down for will county

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/11 at 06:28 PM

This is what the whole country is coming to with a Socialistic Dictator in charge of used a to be Democracy!! Guarentee that the powers at be in the federal govt have made their voice heard loud and clear and have more control of state govt. than you think. ugh!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/11 at 06:50 PM

Just tell them deer are generally capitalists.  They’ll pay us to kill them!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/11 at 08:16 PM

Captain Bill, who pays for the sharpshooters ???

The IDNR ??????

IF it is truly being paid for with just state money, you may be on to something. We might be able to stop the state from paying for the problem that the WCFP is creating, by not allowing hunters there to manage the deerherd.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/12 at 06:14 AM

Bill find out for sure who is paying for it.  Let us know if our IDNR is helping with the sharpshooting program in any way.

IF our HEAVLIY hunter funded IDNR, is providing help ( of any kind ) with the sharpshooting program in the WCFP, please let us know. IF they are, I promise you they will be hearing about it from a lot of us hunters.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/12 at 11:32 AM

The people I need to talk to in Springfield will be in the office Monday , so will call then . I do not know exactly where the money comes from but will find out . I will start a thread on the forum as this page will run off before we are thru with this .

The thread is under General stuff ,Requests for help

Cant find it can you provide a link to it ?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/12 at 02:20 PM

Wow, didn’t take long to kill that idea.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/12 at 04:30 PM

The municipal ect issued the permit is responsible for any involved with a sharpshooter program. Just google it.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/12 at 11:55 PM

Bill…...Do you have any proof yet of who is actually paying for the sharpshooters ????

You better have some good proof that the state ( as you claim ) is paying for the sharpshooting, BEFORE anyone does anything.

I have been asking around trying to find out more info on this & have a hunter up in that are, who is looking into some of this too.

Take your time, get ALL the FACTS, do plenty of research on this, BEFORE anything is actually done.

I assume you have read all the information about the proposed deerhunting plans on the WCFP web site ???  Have you filled out a questioner & comment, on the WCFP site ????  I have. 

They have put a lot of info there for anyone to read & see what all they are looking into posibbly doing.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/13 at 09:56 AM

News and Events

What’s New At The Forest Preserve District of Will County
 
  Deer Management Update
 
  Posted: 2/26/2010

http://www.reconnectwithnature.org/will-county-forest-preserve-district/news-and-events/announcement-details.asp?name=Deer+Population+Management&id=33

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/13 at 10:11 AM

Tax payers pay for anything the goverment does. That being said the municiple or county issued the permit for population control is responsible for any costs involved with a sharpshooting program

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/13 at 05:34 PM
Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/13 at 06:31 PM

Hey I got another dumb question how and who get to be a sharp shooter? Is there a list. That would be a interesting read.You don’t suppose some might be a state reps brother inlaw. Really though how do you get that rating because I’ll bet allot of us could pass it if we had a chance to try.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/14 at 09:37 AM

Thanks Bill for clearing that up for me I always wondered how you could become one. I made sharpshooter in the service but that was along time ago and a little shakey now so I guess I won’t be heading to Will Co. Thanks Again

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/15 at 08:06 AM

it will be cops shooting and then the deer will be processed on the tax payers dime to give to shelters and the people running the program.  and it won’t be done till the rut so they can pick a few great “racks” to keep!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/16 at 11:04 AM

Why would they shoot in the Spring/Summer?  Makes no sense to me.  What about the fawns orphaned?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/17 at 08:57 AM

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