Friends of this Board and Visitors: Without any doubt I can tell you that the Governor and his legal staff plan on a compromise with the six(6) operating deer killing for a fee operators. This compromise will be a DOUBLE DIGIT year pact. Notice I did not say IDNR and Kyle Hupfer, it is "politics" as usual. The citizens of Indiana spoke on this topic as they did on daylight savings time and the toll road. We are getting the same policy, "we don't know what is best for us". The IDHA will never support or endorse the compromise as it is being "negogiated". If this was a business that threatened the health of Hoosiers or humans it would have been shut down. But because it is animals,be damned. The Governor is willing to sacrifice the IDNR Director's authority to implement "Emergency Rule" or "Administrative Rule" for the sake of a possible court judgement. This is not about what is right or wrong but what $$$$ it "may" cost to pay a settlement. We now can see that our Governor has not only set a dollar value on the health of our natural resources but on the "hunting heritage" and rules of FAIR CHASE. By Phone: 317-232-4567 By Mail: Office of the Governor Statehouse Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2797 Here is the contact info for Governor Mitch Daniels. Or you can E-mail him via the site below. If you contact him, would you please post any response you got in return. http://www.ai.org/gov/contact/index.html I ask that each person here use the contact above to tell the Governor your opinion. Call radio talk shows, write letters to the editor of your newspaper, call TV news desks. Contact your state legislators, let them know you will remember this at election time.Remind them of Senator Garton and his loss in the primary. We won the battle for years, we have a IDNR Director who had the B**LS to stand up and do what was correct, only to be undermined by "POLITICS". I want to make it clear, as Pesident of the Indiana Deer Hunters Association we will never endorse a settlement that is of the length that is presently being negogiated. While to continue one more day is sickening, a closure in five years or less could be accepted. Joe Bacon President, Indiana Deer Hunters Association P.S. I sincerely hope that this post will be transferred to another site that I have been banned from. It would be a shame that people would be shielded from such important news because of censorship!!