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