Calling all New York State Hunters. The time to act is now.
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Hunters for Deer (HFD) is a 501.(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to protecting the rights of hunters, as well as property owner's, who choose to address deer conflicts through bowhunting. HFD created the very first suburban training program to turn recreational hunters into management bowhunters.
Our HFD Need-A-Hunter program was the first of it's kind that paired proven bowhunters with participating property owners in a suburban environment to target nuisance deer with zero impact to the community for free. The program focused on training, accountability and respect for the property owner, the land and the deer. All of the animals harvested are use for food. The symbiotic relationship between the hunter, who seeks more hunting opportunities, and the property owner that wants less deer evolved in a proven model for effective suburban deer management.
Hunters For Deer now works strictly with municipalities and other non-profits to educate and advocate for responsible bowhunting. HFD also spearheads legislative changes to support more access for responsible hunters and advocates for property owners and hunters who are targeted by anti-hunters and those that interfere in legal hunting.
HFD would like to see the NYSDEC be allowed to manage wildlife according to their 2016 Deer Management Plan and without pandering to ineffective science experiments as seen by the anti-hunting crowd who support sterilization programs. The future of suburban deer management relies on the legalization of crossbows, big bore air rifles and a zero discharge setback. With the support of the 700,000 NYS hunters, HFD is confident that we will see these much needed changes in the very near future.
Hunters continue to only take 10% of the deer population through hunting. If this number doesn't triple tomorrow, we will continue to see unhealthy numbers of deer and more conflicts to property owners and drivers.
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