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Muscogee County, Georgia lawmakers looking to limit archery
« on: February 20, 2021, 12:36:49 PM »
https://www.gon.com/news/columbus-looks-to-shut-down-bowhunting

"The city of Columbus recently discussed implementing a ban on bowhunting for deer hunting in Columbus and Muscogee County on any tract of land that is less than 10 acres. The issue came up for discussion on Feb. 9, and it’s expected to come up for more discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 pm. in the Trade Center.

During the meeting on Feb. 9, Mayor Skip Henderson said, “I’m against bowhunting on anything that quantifies a neighborhood. I just think it’s too dangerous. There is no real clear marking sometimes on where your property line ends. If you’re a hunter and see that big buck going by, and you finally have a chance, you’re not going to go measure which yard he is. I think if you’re a hunter, there’s tons of hunting land throughout all the counties around Muscogee County. This won’t make me a favorite of some of my buddies who hunt, but to me there are too many other options if you want to engage in that hobby.” "
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Re: Muscogee County, Georgia lawmakers looking to limit archery
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 12:37:49 PM »
Obviously it may not make any headway, but it is still being discussed.

I believe this type of thinking is a subversive way of getting rid of interest in archery as a whole.  It is the same with guns; increase taxes and limitations on ammo and shooting opportunities to reduce our interest in these sports.  Eventually, enough people wan't care about the right to hunt, shoot, etc. so they will not mind when some lawmaker proposes an amendment to get rid of a certain other amendment, or laws that limit our access to hunting.
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Re: Muscogee County, Georgia lawmakers looking to limit archery
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 01:07:45 PM »
Yeah, that doesn’t sound good. And can you really trust a guy named Skip!?

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Re: Muscogee County, Georgia lawmakers looking to limit archery
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 02:50:12 PM »
Our Georgia lawmakers are supposed go be smarter than this.
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Re: Muscogee County, Georgia lawmakers looking to limit archery
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 02:54:14 PM »
"This is my opinion and therefore it should be law"
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Re: Muscogee County, Georgia lawmakers looking to limit archery
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 02:56:07 PM »
Odd. Weird as CA may be, the city really doesn’t have any say in what goes on in the county outside the city limits. Must be different in Georgia?  Think I prefer it the way it is in CA, in this case.
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Re: Muscogee County, Georgia lawmakers looking to limit archery
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2021, 05:00:40 PM »
I live in a “Bow Zone” which means the town I live in reworked our local laws to allow bowhunting inside our city limits. There are 60 more ‘cities’ in N.C. that are legal bow zones. This allows bowhunting in September October November December and another month mid January through mid February. The state will sell you 2 extra doe tags that you can use during the Jan/Feb part of the season. Other laws allowing field dressing, butchering and processing in your yard have all been addressed and updated to support bowhunting. We already have laws that you can’t hunt ANYWHERE on private land without written permission.

The only problem we had here was when the NCWRC changed bowhunting by allowing compound crossbows. Support dropped quickly and a 3 acre minimum was added as a requirement for anyone to bowhunt.

Most neighbors around here love bowhunters. None want crossbows.

That Mayor sounds like an idiot. But the line has been blurred and as long as people refer to “hunting” or “bowhunting” without specifically being able to showcase the effectiveness and safety of real bowhunters - bowhunting only - then there will be less support when a citizen who leans anti hunting wants to complain.
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Re: Muscogee County, Georgia lawmakers looking to limit archery
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2021, 05:08:37 PM »
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Re: Muscogee County, Georgia lawmakers looking to limit archery
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2021, 10:22:46 AM »
McDave, in Georgia some counties have combined the city and county governments through referendum. Muscogee is one of those.
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