Jamestown City Council Strikes Down Deer Hunting Permit

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JAMESTOWN – After a series of discussions, the Jamestown City Council voted against a resolution Monday night that would’ve allowed for the City to apply for a Deer Management Systems Permit with the New York Department of Conservation. 

Ward VI Councilman Tom Nelson, who introduced the resolution, and Ward V Councilman Grant Olson were the only members who voted to support the permit application. The program called for a controlled archery hunting program in the City of Jamestown.

Jamestown City Councilwoman Kim Ecklund says that she’s in support of an effort to address the deer issues throughout the city. She says, however, that Nelson’s program isn’t the best way to solve the problem.

“I cannot support this resolution as you all probably know because I’ve been very vocal about it,” Ecklund said. Ecklund notes that she is “concerned” about liability issues pointed out to her by Corporation Counsel Elliott Raimondo that the City could face if adopting the program.

The Council tabled a similar resolution calling for the permit application last November.


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