Tuesday, August 18, 2009

WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: Urban Bowhunting Approved in Charleston

Bow hunters will be able to stalk deer in Charleston two weeks early, but will want to take special care not to violate the rules of the hunt.

The Charleston City Council voted Monday to start the hunting season September 19 and to increase the bag limit from two to seven.

It also voted to institute penalties of up to 30 days in jail and a fine of $500 for violating the ordinance.

Councilman Jack Harrison says the new penalties will address the concerns of residents who say deer hunters stray from designated hunting areas and onto property where hunting isn't permitted.

Harrison hopes the new rules will attract more hunters, since the Charleston season will start earlier than other cities with urban hunts.

Source: WHSV

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