Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hunting on Halloween UPDATED 4X

At the August 15th private property recruiting meeting, I raised my concerns about hunting on Halloween. Since hunting is permitted in Mt. Lebanon until thirty minutes after sunset, hunters can hunt up to 6:48 PM this Saturday. I was laughed at, when I mentioned it.

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Commission president John Bendel claims that Jody Maddock's hunters have been told that they are not to hunt on Halloween. That's terrific, John, but Jody Maddock's hunters are outnumbered. Have there been any LeboALERTS announcing that there is to be no hunting on Halloween? No. The only restriction that I am aware of is "No Block Parties on Halloween," (except...uh...Roycroft and Sleepy Hollow.)

Update October 29, 2015 10:33 PM No mention of private hunters.

From: jbendel
To: egillen476 
Cc: commission ; philip.weis ; kmcgill ; alauth 
Subject: Re: Halloween 
Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 10:16 pm 


Keith McGill contacted White Buffalo to remind them that there is no hunting on Halloween.

Update October 30, 2015 12:57 PM My email:

Commissioners, School Board Directors, Mr. McGill, Dr. Steinhauer, Chief Lauth, Rep. Miller, and Solicitor Weis,

I have been getting phone calls from people who were crying and emails such as the one below about Trick or Treating tomorrow.

These hunters are everywhere. This is even worse than I thought - how many private hunters are there in addition to the 6-10 White Buffalo guys? These poor deer.

there are tons of pickup trucks (one is parked practically in front of my house now) - he must be eating at the Subway (I hope and not hunting on Academy). There is a tree stand in the bed of his truck.

These trucks are all big, like Nissan's or Silverado's. I saw several this morning. Just saw a beat up one pulling out of the ball field area - the guy was in Camo and had a dog in the truck with him.

I see them at the Dollar General in the morning and at dusk, and then out and about. They are easy to spot.

As you can see by my earlier correspondence with the commission, I have concerns with the private hunting that will be going on tomorrow during Halloween. I believe that President Bendel was intentionally ambiguous concerning my concerns about private hunters since the commission has no control of the archery program.

Since there will be no action by the commission, I am begging the school district to issue a warning to parents about this dangerous situation.

Our primary concern should be about the safety of our children. Please, Dr, Steinhauer, step up and do the right thing. Send a letter to parents.

Thank you.

Elaine Gillen

Update October 30, 2015 4:48 PM Not one of them responded. Instead this LeboALERT came out at 3:00 PM. Let's pretend there aren't any hunters out there. Unbelievable.

This is an important notice from LeboALERT.

Trick or Treat is tomorrow
night from 6-8 pm. Police will be vigilant, but please be extra careful while
walking and crossing streets. Have

Update October 31, 2015 12:37 PM I never heard back from Dr. Steinhauer or any of the other eighteen people. I guess Student Safety is not one of Timmy's goals. I checked the Superintendent Goals for 2015-2016, and sure enough, nothing is mentioned about student safety. Saved in Google Docs Silly me, I thought that Student Safety would be Timmy's Number 1 Priority. Evidently, it isn't important to our school board directors either.


Lena Horne said...

I think it is very telling that no archery will be allowed in Lebo on Halloween. The big question I have is "Why?" Think about it.

Lena Horne said...

I mean, what is the reason to cancel archery on Halloween? What reason do you think the commissioners gave, if any? It would be interesting to find out.

Anonymous said...

I was looking at Baldwin township's website and its interesting to note they have a notice about mt Lebo hunting in McNeilly and they also have a notice about the rules around hunting and discharging weapons in their township and how it's an "enormous public safety hazard" and residents are encouraged to call 911 and report any activities to their police.

Anonymous said...

7:35 we have commissioners of horror. I was so comforted to see 4 deer in my neighborhood tonight. #survivors

E. T. Gillen said...

7:35 PM, I found their website. In case others want to see it, go to