New Jersey Hunters banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
747 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
From the Star Ledger Morris County section ....
Denville seeks hunt to thin out deer herd
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Eugene Paik
FOR THE STAR-LEDGER
Denville officials are moving forward with plans for a hunt this year to cull a deer population that they say is causing problems for local flora and fauna.
The council reached a consensus at its work session Tuesday night to partner with the United Bowhunters of New Jersey, which still must identify which areas of the town it plans to hunt, council President Christopher Dour said.

"A lot of that stuff still has to be ironed out," he said.
The United Bowhunters is a nonprofit group of bowhunters that supports "sound wildlife conservation practices," according to its Web site.
Councilman Robert Grant said a council vote on the plan could come in the next couple months because the panel hopes to run a 30-day trial of the program after the hunting season starts in mid-September.
If the plan is approved, hunters are expected to set up portable metal stands in large secluded areas that are at least 450 feet away from homes, Dour said. The stands, which offer hunters an elevated vantage point, also must not be in areas that are often used for recreation.
"It's not to open up hunting season as a sport," Grant said. "This is an animal control measure."
Local hunters will be preferred in the recruitment effort for the project, Dour and Grant said yesterday. Anyone not part of the United Bowhunters will have to be vetted by the group, they said.
The number of hunters needed depends on how much land is included in the program.
If the hunt doesn't happen, officials say, the consequences may be dire for the town's deer population.

Grant said Denville's animal control officer, Meredith Petrillo, told the council that fawns have been found that were about 40 pounds underweight. Also, he said, there have been about 100 vehicle crashes involving deer in the past year, and the hunt would help control Lyme disease.
Dour said a lack of action would damage wooded areas in Denville because the deer population is believed to be responsible for the ongoing disappearance of low-lying vegetation. Tree saplings are being stripped, he said, which endangers the regeneration of the woods.

Arguments in favor of the hunt Tuesday night were enough to sway Councilwoman Deborah Smith, who said she was initially hesitant to support it.
Neither Petrillo nor an official from the Humane Society of the United States could be reached yesterday.
All deer not taken home by hunters would be taken by the United Bowhunters to be butchered, with the township charged $75 per deer, Dour and Smith said. The meat would then be donated to food banks.
Denville first explored a deer hunt about four years ago, Dour said, but the effort didn't gain traction until this winter.
Nearby, Mountain Lakes allows a similar hunt, while the county allows firearms for deer hunts in the county-owned Tourne park and Jonathan's Woods.
Eugene Paik is a reporter for the New Jersey Local News Service. He may be reached at (908) 243-6240 or [email protected]
http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/morris/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1245297982263190.xml&coll=1

As we know ... Denville's animal control officer, Meredith Petrillo, is one of NJ's nazi-like animal rights nutcases .... going along on "raids" with Gov McGreevey's animal rights task force. I can't see her going along with this.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,477 Posts
:D UBNJ [up][up] No Organization like it out here for the BOWHUNTERS of New Jersey ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,579 Posts
i didnt even pick that up about the fawns being underweight. Thats freaking great. well this is some good news, and the town is even going to pay for the butchering, nice.


"It's not to open up hunting season as a sport," Grant said
Good statement. Not really sure what the heck it means though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,477 Posts
Good statement. Not really sure what the heck it means though
It Means some one came to the right conclusion and is looking to use hunters as proper management tools of and for a healthy environment for all creatures, including human :D
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top