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Grant to pay to process deer killed at Griffy Lake

Hunters' group secures grant to process deer killed at Griffy Lake to donate to food bank
Posted on Aug. 16, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 16, 2014 at 4:02 a.m.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A program that enlists hunters to help feed the hungry has received a grant that will cover the costs of processing deer killed in a Bloomington nature preserve this fall and winter.

Ian Munnoch of Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry says the organization has received a $57,000 grant that will be used to process the deer killed at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve.

The Bloomington parks board in May approved a $31,000 contract for sharpshooters to kill up to 100 deer in the preserve. All the deer meat will be donated to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

Supporters of the plan tell The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/1AdUnzn ) that an overpopulation of deer on the preserve is hurting plant life and causing animals dependent on plants to suffer.

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




 Michael Jackson tribute artist C.J. Williams shops for an upcoming party at a grocery store in Merrillville, Ind., on Sept. 10, 2014.  For fellow Gary native CJ Williams, being a Michael Jackson tribute artist is not about mimicking the spins and splits. It's about paying homage to the King of Pop.  Williams, who took third place at a recent talent contest in Gary coinciding with the anniversary of Jackson's birthday, has spent 12 years as an impersonator.  He has performed in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Ohio and has plans to take his show farther.  (AP Photo/The Times, Jonathan Miano )  MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO LOCALS OUT;  GARY OUT

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 Thomas Hood, left, is assisted by Alice Parrish, as he gets items from the Mark of Discipleship Food Pantry in Spencer, Ind. on Sept. 10, 2014.   Hood lives with three dumped dogs in a dilapidated 1982 Chevrolet Rockwood recreational vehicle that’s traveled 81,000 miles and has an expired 2008 license plate on the back.  That RV, Hood’s home, may have finally found a permanent parking space thanks to kindness bestowed upon him by strangers , including a local accountant, a grocery store owner and a property owner and several county officials who asked to go unnamed who were intent on making sure the man can live his simple life without fear of being run off.   (AP Photo/The Herald-Times, Jeremy Hogan)

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