1. There will be no minimum requirement on how large of a tract of land the owner must possess to allow hunting on their property. The restrictions placed in the ordinance are unacceptable and inadequate, based on typical lots sizes in our city (see #2-#3 of city ordinance 0-35-2007 section 95.05). With these minimal restrictions, there will be many lots in that are eligible to be hunted on.
2. There is no restrictions to the number of hunters that are allowed on each property at one time.
3. No background checks will be performed on the hunters coming into our city. This means we could have criminals of all kinds in our city.
4. No proficiency tests will be required for the hunters.
5. There is no mention of who will be liable for any damages to property, people, or pets resulting from hunting.
6. Hunters do not have to check in or out with the city.
7. It is not mentioned that the hunters should retrieve arrows from missed or stray shots.
8. Property owners do not have to notify neighbors that hunting will be taking place on their land.
Kathy provides the following links to other cities that she references:
City of Indian Hill deer management program:
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Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries: