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Article posted: 10/28/2012 4:40 AM

Stop bowhunting in Kane preserves

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Coming to a forest preserve near you … bowhunting of deer. Yes, the Kane County Forest Preserve will begin implementing a deer management program beginning Nov. 1 in two of our forest preserves.

Bowhunting is neither humane nor effective. It endangers public safety and shows a total lack of respect for nature. Hunting changes the way deer naturally evolve and can actually cause deer populations to increase. Nature itself ensures that the deer population is limited by availability of food, territory and winter conditions. Both the reproductive rate and survival rate of deer will then decrease to suit the environment, creating a natural balance.

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Maiming and killing deer is not the answer. We need to put a stop to this.

Bowhunters admit they routinely strike deer without killing them, leaving them to suffer in tremendous pain for days. People have seen deer stumbling through their backyards with an arrow stuck in them, obviously in horrific pain. Do you want to see this or your children to see this? We need to teach our children to respect nature and the animals living among us.

Please contact the Kane County Forest Preserve officials and demand a stop to this plan of turning our peaceful forest preserves into places where arrows fly and our deer are heartlessly killed or maimed.

Cindy Factly

Gilberts

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