Enterprise South, Deer hunters, protectors square off over hunts at Enterprise South October 16, 2011

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Deer hunters, protectors square off over hunts at Enterprise South October 16, 2011 Tennessee
... bringing in sharpshooters from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency to cull the deer. ... Joan Farrell, pounding her hand on the lectern, said the commission should divorce itself from TWRA, which, she later said, is in bed with the hunters. She said she wanted exact numbers of how many deer are in the park and doesn't believe there is an overpopulation problem....Bill Swan, president of the Chattanooga chapter of Safari Club International, said he's been a TWRA sharpshooter and that sharpshooters just go in and do a lot of killing.

Lawsuit Filed To Seek To Block Hunt At Enterprise South Nature Park
 October 21, 2011 Tennessee, The Chattanoogan
The suit was filed in the name of citizen Joan Farrell versus the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the city and the county. It says the TWRA has not conducted an impact study of the effect the hunt will have on the population of deer ... that the deer and turkey population at the recently-opened park could be "decimated."...

Hunt Goes On At Enterprise South Nature Park Despite Lawsuit October 24, 2011 Tennessee, The Chattanoogan
There were 12 deer taken during Monday morning's hunt. The suit was filed in the name of citizen Joan Farrell versus the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the city and the county. It says the TWRA has not conducted an impact study of the effect ...

Judge Denies Restraining Order Against Deer Hunt October 24, 2011 Tennessee, WTVC
Farrell wants biologists to actually do a population study of deer at Enterprise South. "It's the critical issue, you can't scream over population unless you can prove it," Farrell said.... During a hearing Monday afternoon Chancellor Frank Brown said there would be more harm done to hunters if the hunt was stopped because sportsmen take time off from work to hunt. 



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