Petition Tag - deer

1. Save Our Farmland Amagansett

The threatened housing development and road into it will forever alter the special character of Amagansett, replacing rows of corn with rows of houses, disrupting fragile habitats, and significantly exacerbating our ever-worsening traffic problems.

This is our only chance to keep this precious land from falling into the hands of a developer.

Here’s how you can help:

1. SIGN THE PETITION!

2. Like us on Facebook at Save Our Farmland Amagansett.

The proposed housing development and new road into it on the Amagansett farmland north of the hamlet’s Main Street will:

1. Negatively impact the character of the town by developing the agricultural space and disrupting the scenic vista that define the landscape on the north side of the town.

2. Significantly increase traffic onto Main Street, Windmill Lane, Schellinger Road, Town Lane, Cozzens Lane, and other residential streets.

3. Increase the number of potential summer rentals and associated problems with mega mansions right on top of the village.

4. Destroy the habitat of local animals and plants, forcing deer onto nearby property, roads and the railroad tracks.

5. Threaten the integrity of our ground water.

There is a sensible—and achievable—solution to protect the integrity of the village: an agreement between our Amagansett representatives and the Bistrian Land Corporation.

There is already a multi-million dollar offer on the table for the development rights that would allow the land to continue as a working farm as well as compensating the owners without turning the field into a housing project. However, no agreement has been reached.

2. Review management of Belvedere’s deer population

Belvedere 2016 was organized in early 2016 to consider ways to manage Belvedere’s deer population. The volunteer committee maintained that the deer population was negatively impacting the community. Complaints included: the condition of streets and lanes; the cost of building gates and fences; a reluctance to walk the streets for fear of encounters, particularly in the evening; deer attacks on pets; and the risk of injury and death to deer from automobiles.

Past efforts to contain the size of the herd and its impact on the city were based on building more and higher fences and on planting deer-resistant plants. Neither of these efforts has been successful in mitigating the negative impacts of deer. Neither killing the deer nor exporting them to another location are options. In doing research on the subject, the study group found that the sterilization of female deer was being successfully implemented in other communities. The procedure was sufficiently effective for the United States Human Society to approve its use under strict conditions in selected communities.

Recognizing that the City Council had worked long and hard to find a solution to the problem in 2009, the study group reached out to the community to determine if there was interest in providing direct financial support. As of June 30, 2016 the committee received pledges for more than $60,000 from more than 62 resident families.

On June 13th the volunteer committee recommended to the City Council that the leading company in the “deer management” business be brought out to Belvedere from Connecticut to do an analysis of the Belvedere situation and to describe the procedures that it has successfully implemented in other communities.

3. NJ Hunters For Better Deer Management

The purpose of this petition is to create meaningful interaction between like-minded sportsmen/women with the NJ Division of Fish & Game regarding the topic of Deer management.

We desire changes in laws and game management practices that are conducive in developing a varying deer herd age structure where more bucks reach maturity by lowering the annual buck limit per hunter.

Please comment with your choice of one of the four options:
1 buck limit with Antler Restrictions
1 buck limit without Antler Restrictions
2 buck limit with Antler Restrictions on 1 buck
2 buck limit with no Antler Restrictions
Reduce the number of Does allowed to be taken

4. STOP Rockhampton Deer Cull Before Tonight

This Friday night (tonight), the Rockhampton Regional Council plan to shoot and kill a large quantity of the Rusa Deer population on Mount Archer; an unnecessary and backwards thinking act, that will not create any long term solutions.

The reason for this killing is overpopulation and their being labelled a 'pest'. Their population is anywhere between 100-500, an it is not their fault they were brought here. It is not there fault they were not contained.

They should not be slaughtered for something that is NOT THEIR FAULT. Please take action.

Please stand up.

5. No large caliber rifles for deer hunting

Through Facebook we have asked people their opinion on Indiana allowing large caliber rifles to be used for deer hunting with a vast majority of them being against it because of safety and the deer population being low.

6. Ban all forms of hunting (including shooting)

Hunting, in my view, is a very cruel, barbaric activity. No matter how "humane" or "clean" the kill is, I still feel that ALL needless killing when done by human beings is wrong.

Animals can and do commit acts of kindness, both towards their own species and towards other species. For instance, Angel the pit bull saved a woman and her child from an attacker. Weela, another pit bull, saved at least 30 people, 29 dogs, 13 horses and a cat in her lifetime. Foxes have been known to help each other, dogs have been known to mourn deceased people whom they had loved, at least one horse has been known to save his/her rider and I have even heard of a wolf that, apparently, saved a man's life.

Hunting can be dangerous for people as well as cruel to animals. People can get injured whilst out hunting and, no matter how careful the hunters/shooters are, I still feel that there is a risk that they could end up shooting a person.

7. Change the rules of youth weekend deer hunting

Youth weekend -

I am concerned with the current rules regarding youth weekend. Youth day is meant for youth who are too young to go out hunting on their own. Currently, they are allowed to hunt archery, rifle and muzzleloader season on top of youth weekend.

I strongly feel that youths who participate in youth weekend should be issued a youth tag that
limits them to hunting only on youth weekend. If they choose to purchase a youth tag, they should not be allowed to hunt other seasons for the year.

The changes I have suggested would create a fair system for all hunters and would prove to be more beneficial for the deer herd, while still providing youth hunters with a safe, designated weekend to hunt.

8. Stop Wisconsin killing Charlotte this Christmas

Worst Christmas story: Wisconsin vs. deer, article by John Kass @Chicago Tribune. The State of Wisconsin wants to kill Charlotte a deer, who thinks she is a horse.

Charlotte was rescued by Marvin Graaf and is being threatened with up to eight months in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.00. Some 15 months ago a mother deer and her fawn were hit by a car. The mother died and the fawn had been dragged by the car. Only her ear was torn. Charlotte stayed in the same spot where her mother died and wouldn't leave. A neighbor knew a man that had rescued other animals. For four days Charlotte, the fawn, just stood there where her mother died. She wouldn't eat. She was dying. Marvin was able to nurse her back to good health.

In August, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sent officers to Graaf's home to kill Charlotte. Graaf refused to release Charlotte to them. She threatens no one by staying on Graaf's farm running with her horse friends.

9. Tullos Hill Meadowlands & Deer Park

Controversial plans to plant 89,000 trees on Tullos Hill, Aberdeen, are under fire from the public, community councils, animal charities and experts. This petition seeks to preserve this crucial wildlife habitat as the rich meadowland it already is. The city has approved plans to build on other nearby meadows, which will be lost forever.

The tree planting scheme would require a cull of roe deer - because it is allegedly the cheapest option to protect the trees. The deer have lived in this area for generations, live approximately 6-7 years, and according to some accounts are nearly tame. Non-lethal ways to protect the trees exist – but the supporters of the tree scheme refuse to spend money on these when killing is cheaper.

The Scottish Society for the Protection of Animals has called the tree scheme ‘abhorrent and absurd’ – a sentiment shared by the thousands who have already signed petitions to save the deer. There is no evidence the deer are in any danger of starving or over-population; the City is belatedly making sweeping statements that culls are part of land management. The original reason the cull was proposed is, and remains, the tree scheme. There was a public consultation – but shooting the deer was never mentioned at the time (even though using rabbit fences was mentioned). This consultation put out a misleading impression that animal issues had been thought through and only the rabbits were worth mentioning. This is one of the reasons the objections to the scheme are so strong.

The tree scheme also requires several years of weed-killer spraying, the effects and cost of which are unknown at this time. The proponents of the tree scheme also plan gorse clearance (gorse provides year-round food and shelter to many forms of wildlife), loss of feeding and breeding meadow and grass lands, and loss or damage to small archaeological sites which are dotted all over the hill. There are several large Bronze Age cairns on the site, which would be obstructed by trees.

There is no justification for changing one ecosystem for another - particularly when the previous attempt failed (due to weeds, vandalism, poor soil, wind and deer browsing) – which cost the taxpayer a minimum of £43,800. Perhaps there would have been less deer damage if the recommended size of tree guards had been used, but instead of the 120cm guards recommended 90cm ones were put in.

There is no proof that the new tree planting scheme would be more successful than the previous attempt. It is now recognised that meadows are being lost at a phenomenal rate, and this petition calls upon the relevant bodies to protect and enhance Tullos Hill. These are some, but not all, of the reasons why this scheme – originally a Liberal Democrat election pledge – should be abandoned.

10. Stop the Tullos Deer Cull

Aberdeen City Council have designated Tullos Hill as a site that they want to plant trees on as part of a 'tree for every citizen' scheme. However their is a long-established Roe Deer community on Tullos Hill and they would eat the saplings.

On 3rd March 2011 the Council provisionally took the decision to cull the deer. However they have postponed the cull until 10th May to allow people to raise £225,000 to fund tree guards and other measures to protect the saplings.

This is completely outrageous. They is no demand to put trees on Tullos Hill and even if the Council believe that trees are a good idea there is no need to kill the wild animals whose home it is.

Animal welfare groups are dismayed, for example, Scottish SPCA's Mike Flynn said:"We firmly believe culls should only take place to protect the public or for animal welfare reasons.

"It is absurd and abhorrent to undertake a cull because it would be too costly to protect trees.

"We would suggest these trees should either be planted elsewhere or not at all. Trees should certainly not be planted at the expense of the lives of animals."

Please sign the epetition and together we can save the deer.

11. Protect Brewster Bay & Glen Bay from Canadian Corporate Real Estate Services

Canadian Corporate Real Estate Services, which has developed North Gimli Estates, as Phase 1 & Phase 2 in the RM of Gimli Manitoba 10 miles north of Gimli.

Since 2007 they have disturbed the ECO System of water, destroyed the natural wildlife inhabitants such as the White Tail Deer, Bald Eagles, and numerous other wildlife that had claim their home in a 100 acre parcel of land located between Brewster Road and Glen Bay Road.

Phase 1 Development Agreement with RM of Gimli in a planning hearing 25th July 2007 was resolved that Council do hereby approve the Development Agreement with Misty Lake Lodge for Subdivision file 4129-04-4447 Phase One.

Phase 1 & Phase 2 have been completed, yet they have not have the land endorsed or inspected by the Provincial Authorities as too proper water drainage and keeping the existing natural habitat with keeping in mind the balance of nature and development.

Twin Pines Trailer Park & Misty Lake Lodge on the 3rd Feb 2010 - RMG-09-10-01C - Application for Conditional Use - Misty Lake Lodge & Twin Pines entered into a Public Hearing to hear the application for Conditional Use, RMG-10-01C -Misty Lake Lodge/Twin Pines Travel Trailer Park.

UNDER THE PLANNING ACT CONDITIONAL USE ORDER BY THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF GIMLI COUNCIL. CONDITIONAL USE ORDER. RMG-10-01C WHEREAS;
Misty Lake Lodge - Twin Pines Travel Trailer Park, owner/applicant of property legally described as SW 1/4 33-20-4E (Corner of Glen Bay and PR 222) and located in the Rural Municipality of Gimli, applied to the Rural Municipality of Gimli Council for the approval of a Conditional Use under the Rural Municipality of Gimli Zoning By-Law # 10-95, provided under: Part 7 of Chapter P80 of the Planning Act as it applies to the property in order:

To: permit the continuation and expansion of an existing "Travel Trailer Park" in the SRG (Recreation Resort General) Zone, as per condition of sub-division approval.

And after careful consideration of the application and any representations made for or against the Conditional Use Order sought by the applicant, the Rural Municipality of Gimli Council in meeting duly assembled this February 3rd, 2010 approve the said Conditional Use, subject to entering into an acceptable Development Agreement.

The Conditional Use shall Expire and Cease to have any effect if it is not acted upon within 12 months from the date of decision, unless it is renewed before the expiry date at the discretion of Council for an additional period not exceeding 12 months.

As of September of this year Canadian Corporate Real Estate Services has illegally bull dozed back filled a old existing stream ditch and bush cut close to 40 of the 80 acres of wood land AS NOT FOR THE EXPANDED Trailer park, but has built internal roads and ditches to support a new sub-division for 128 new developed home sites. This has been done without prior approval from the RM of Gimli, nor any ditching permits from the Water Stewardship Board in the RM of Gimli.

As on the 13th Jan 2011 Misty Lake Lodge has made an application to the NEW RM of Gimli Council for Phase 3 of the new advertised sub-division in North Gimli Estates to build internal roads and sub divide for 128 homes.

In the past 12 months Misty Lake Lodge has promoted the NEW Phase 3 in conjunction with CANADIAN CORPORATE REAL ESTATE SERVICES on their WEB sites that Phase 1 & Phase 2 is SOLD OUT and NOW is selling lots in Phase 3.

PHASES 3 has been built under the radar from the RM of Gimli, and now are requesting a planning hearing for their new development as after the FACT of constructing the development prior to approval.

12. Get Deer Back in the Forest

I have heard of many reports of deer being aggressive towards animals and people within city limits. Some within the core of the city itself.

There is a video on "You Tube" from June 6th 2010 showing a deer attacking a dog on the streets of Cranbrook, BC. There has also been report of a deer aggressively chasing an adult and child walking on the street in Kimberley, BC.

13. Help Change Indiana's Depredation Regulations

Change the depredation regulations in Indiana!!

Make your voice heard!

Sign our petition!

The whitetail deer population in Indiana is plentiful, this is true. The State of Indiana has used a depredation season to help control this herd for many years. The original idea was give permits to farmers that could prove crop damage. They could give these permits to shooters, to shoot does. The season started out being in the early winter, after the regular deer seasons were over. These previous regulations made some sense. Now, the season is early august and september. Some fawns are still nursing during this time and need their mother for survival. Many are starving to death this year because their mother has been killed due to the depredation season. HOW HUMANE IS THAT!!

In addition to the season being moved to late summer/early fall, bucks can also be shot. Why do we have the One Buck Law if bucks can be shot during this season? A hunter may "pass" on a nice buck, hoping it will survive another year and become a real trophy. But due to the depredation regulations, this buck could be shot and left to rot. Yes, the people that shoot these deer don't even have to eat them. They can bury them or just leave them lay to go to waste. The regulations state that one antler of a 6 point buck or more must be turned over to the local biologist, but if the deer don't have to be checked in, how do they know if they are being turned in.

Some of these shooters are waiting for large bucks only! Also, if a depredation shooter fills his freezer during this season, he will not spend the money on hunting licenses during the regular season. Therefore, the state will lose money from people buying fewer licenses. In addition, the shooters can use high powered rifles and they don't have to wear hunter orange. This is not only unsafe for the people shooting deer but also for the homeowners that may be nearby.

We would like to change these regulations!

1. The season should be moved back to early winter or hand out these permits during the regular deer season.

2. Only does can be killed, we have the One Buck Law for a reason. For the State of Indiana to produce larger bucks.

3. The deer that are taken must be claimed and put to use, whether it be eaten by the hunter or donated to a local shelter.

4. The weapons that can be used should be the same as what is legal during the regular season, bow, muzzleloader and shotguns.

14. Veterinary Thermal Diagnostics

**This petition is a feasibility research tool for my proposed business concept.**

As a non-invasive diagnostic tool, thermal images can detect subtle ‘heat’ anomalies which are sensitive indicators of early inflammatory change in soft tissues and circulatory discrepancies.

Thermographs can detect the onset of inflammatory reaction in joints and tendons up to two weeks prior to clinical appearance of lameness, and enable the practitioner to instantly visualize neurovascular changes and musculoskeletal abnormalities. Imagine the possibilities of this diagnostic tool when applied to artificially inseminated deer. Thermal images will enable you to detect a successful AI and monitor it’s progress. As well as, inspect the reproductive organs PRIOR to AI.

Thermography is a well-documented,(since the 1960’s in veterinary discipline), powerful, non-invasive diagnostic modality that can help the client and their veterinarian detect, confirm, and document a problem BEFORE the onset of complications and a more serous injury. Before thermography, veterinarians could rely only on observation or palpation to locate a problem, but with thermography, an abnormality can be defined as a thermographic or infrared anomaly that identifies stress before the onset of damage.

These subtle thermal abnormalities revel: fevers, infestations, circulatory problems, bacterial & viral sickness and musculoskeletal injuries.

In summary, the use of thermography in the equine, other athletic animals and farming is not new to veterinary medicine. However, we are just beginning to understand the potential applications and benefits that it offers when used to evaluate, treat, monitor and rehabilitate the deer breeding and large game ranchers. This niche in industry is void of competition, which enables me the perfect opportunity. My business concept is to provide these services, on-site, for deer breeders, ranchers, wildlife insurance underwriters and live stock auctioneers. Then, refer my client, with images and report, to a Veterinarian as needed.

*Seed investors welcome

15. Save Arkansas Archery Season

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission recently announced the option of shortening bow season by 15 to 45 days. This would mean less time in the woods to most hunters. Also, they have no biological facts that show this would benefit Arkansas deer herd. With that said, It's safe to say most Arkansas bow hunters do not want this to happen. Therefore, this petition was drawn up to let the voice of the Arkansas bow hunter be heard.