Letters to the Editor

Deer hunting in suburbia

Early this morning, while the fog was still heavy, our doorbell rang. Two men dressed in camouflage were standing there. They asked permission from my husband to look for a stag they had wounded while hunting with their lethal high-powered bows. We were shocked as we live in a “no shooting” area of Thurston County.

Turns out, that does not apply to bow/arrow hunters. They told us they were our neighbors, living just up the street. The wounded stag was not found on our two acres.

Why has our state Department of Fish and Wildlife allowed these hunters in our suburban neighborhood? I no longer feel safe on my own property. Silent arrows can come out of the fog and hit anyone or anything. I also have a profound moral objection to so-called sportsmen hunting tame deer! It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.

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