Petition Closed
Petitioning Director Ohio Division of Natural Resources James Zehringer and 14 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Director Ohio Division of Natural Resources
James Zehringer
Ohio Wildlife Council
Tim Ratliff
Ohio Wildlife Council
Horace Karr
Ohio Wildlife Council
Larry Mixon
Ohio Wildlife Council
Karen Stewart-Linkhart
Ohio Wildlife Council
George Klein
Ohio Wildlife Council
Paul Mechling
Ohio Wildlife Council
Charles Franks
Midwest Fish/Wildlife Svcs
Hunting Permit Salesman (aka "Urban Deer Specialist")
Geoffrey Westerfield
Cuyahoga County Wildlife Officer with Ohio DOW
Jesse Janasek
Fed agency works with state wildlife agencies
U.S. Department of the Interior
Main Address
Ohio DNR
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

Abolish Deer Hunting in Ohio

Ohio Division of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR the DNR!

Every year in late Sept., deer hunting season begins. My mission is to stop this. If you are interested in joining in my efforts to change the structure of the Ohio Divison of Wild"Death" to one that is NOT comprised of a board of all hunters; NOT catering to hunters who are only seven percent of our population; NOT profiting by 50% annually off "maximum sustainable yield" or "compensatory rebound effect" of deer populations; and NOT spreading deadly propaganda that killing deer helps "manage" their populations when they know full well that existing, effective birth control methods they refuse perpetuate the issue, then contact me NOW!

Deer-Vehicle Accidents (DVAs); untold suffering of our wildlife (annually, roughly 10% of Ohio whitetails are killed or maimed in DVAs, with the highest numbers FIRST DAY OF HUNTING because injured deer run into traffic); billions of dollars of insurance claims from DVAs, and even the complaints of gardeners -- all these things will be eliminated or reduced if the Division of Wildlife is forced to abolish hunting because HUNTING CAUSES OVERPOPULATION or "compensatory rebound effect." The Ohio DOW admits to this, and calls it "maximum sustainable yield."

Deer were reintroduced in Ohio some 60 years ago as a game species, specifically to cater to hunters. Since then, we've all paid the price, and it must stop now and forever.

The Ohio Division of Natural Resources and Division of Wild"Death" Board of Directors and officers must be replaced in a sweeping fashion with members representing Ohio's diverse constituency -- the other 93 percent that don't hunt, and don't want wildlife to suffer.

Lastly, Ohio DNR/DOW needs broad-based funding, to replace its sorely outdated model of hunter-funded interests -- which curently lines DOWs pockets to the tune of nearly 50 percent annually.


Letter to
Director Ohio Division of Natural Resources James Zehringer
Ohio Wildlife Council Tim Ratliff
Ohio Wildlife Council Horace Karr
and 12 others
Ohio Wildlife Council Larry Mixon
Ohio Wildlife Council Karen Stewart-Linkhart
Ohio Wildlife Council George Klein
Ohio Wildlife Council Paul Mechling
Ohio Wildlife Council Charles Franks
Midwest Fish/Wildlife Svcs
Hunting Permit Salesman (aka "Urban Deer Specialist") Geoffrey Westerfield
Cuyahoga County Wildlife Officer with Ohio DOW Jesse Janasek
Fed agency works with state wildlife agencies U.S. Department of the Interior
Main Address Ohio DNR
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Ohio Division of Natural Resources, Division of Wild"Death."

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Abolish Deer Hunting

Every year in late Sept., deer hunting season begins. My mission is to stop this in Ohio, my home state. If you are interested in joining in my efforts to change the structure of the Ohio Divison of Wild"Death" to one that is NOT comprised of a board of all hunters, NOT catering to hunters who are only seven percent of our population, NOT profiting by 50% annual off "maximum sustainable yield" or "compensatory rebound effect" of deer populations, and NOT spreading deadly propaganda that killing deer helps "manage" their populations when they know full well that existing, effective birth control methods they refuse perpetuate the issue, then sign this petition, contact me NOW to get a coalition started! Together, we make a change by forming Political Action Committees (PAC), voting blocs, and other effective means. This can only be done if YOU help! Thank you.
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Sincerely,
Lucy McKernan