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Illinois: Will County Considering Opening New Hunting Lands on Thursday, June 10th!

Friday, June 4, 2010

On Wednesday, June 2, the Forest Preserve District of the Will County Board of Commissioners voted to consider opening forest preserve land within the county to certain public hunting opportunities. The deer population in the forest preserve needs to be managed to maintain balance, sustainability and enhance biodiversity.  One option under consideration is public hunting. The Board of Commissioners will meet for a full vote on Thursday, June 10 and the option to allow public hunting as part of the deer management program and to enhance hunting opportunities will be under consideration.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 am and will be held on the second floor of the Will County Office Building, 302 North Chicago Street, in Joliet Please make plans to attend this meeting.

If you cannot attend this meeting, please take a moment to contact members of the Will County Board of Commissioners and urge them to support public hunting in the forest preserves in Will County as a means to manage the deer population.  To find contact information for County Board Members, please go to http://www.willcountyboard.com/yourcountyboard.htm, and then click on the link for the Board Member you wish to contact.

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