Bow-and-arrow deer hunting will be permitted at Catlin Park.
Thursday, the La Salle County Board voted overwhelmingly to approve archery hunting, though a few details will be ironed out in committee and then returned to the full board.
The lone “no” vote came from Board Member Jerry Myers (R-Streator), who opposed hunting on the grounds the county could be held liable if there were an injury or death.
“How many places do we have to hunt in this county? A lot,” Myers said. “I just think it’s ridiculous for us to put ourselves in a position where we could be sued.”
“Plain and simple, we owe the deer hunters of La Salle County the opportunity to harvest deer in the park,” Znaniecki said.
“It’s a waste if we don’t open up our resources to the public,” said Board Member Tina Busch (R-Tonica).