Goshen News, Goshen, IN

State News

April 3, 2014

Bloomington council could back deer hunt proposal

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Sharpshooters could be allowed to hunt deer in a Bloomington nature preserve under a proposal being considered by city officials.

The plan's supporters say the deer herd needs to be thinned out at the Griffy Lake preserve on the city's north side.

The Herald-Times reports (http://bit.ly/QHTM7Y ) five of the nine City Council members indicated support for the plan during a meeting Wednesday night, although a vote will be taken at a later meeting.

Indiana University biology professors Keith Clay and Angie Shelton told council members that research shows an overabundance of deer in the area that's causing ecosystem damage.

Opponents questioned whether killing deer would be a long-term solution and whether the problem as Griffy Lake was that severe.

The sharpshooting would likely occur between November and February.

___

Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

1
Text Only
State News
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Poll

With military action and tensions escalating between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Israel and Palestine, are you worried that the U.S. and other nations may get drawn into these conflicts?

Yes, it is a great concern of mine
I’m a little worried, but not too much
No, I’m not worried at all
     View Results