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Chesterfield neighbors upset about bow hunting - wtvr

There are 29 comments on the WTVR story from Nov 18, 2009, titled Chesterfield neighbors upset about bow hunting - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

Not in my backyard. That's what some Chesterfield neighbors are saying about Bow hunters getting too close to their property.

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Englewood, CO

#1 Nov 18, 2009
"My next door neighbor has a yellow lab that I look out at at the corner of my eye, looks an awful lot like a deer on a daily basis, and of course much worse, a child," said Jennifer Lemlar.

The yellow lab looks like a child? That is SUPER worse.
Just a Guy Chester

Waterford, MI

#2 Nov 18, 2009
Really, Really my neighbors yellow lab looks like a deer?????????? Lady you either you feel off your rocker or you are a drama queen. I have never heard something so absurd. If the board of supervisors wants to enact that policy do it in the salsbury section and leve the rest of the county alone.
outraged redneck

Chesterfield, VA

#3 Nov 18, 2009
this is ridiculous its not like they have a treestand on your property so if your kids or dog roam on the hunting property thats your problem
Fellow Bowhunter

Richmond, VA

#4 Nov 18, 2009
You people are idiots. 600 feet from a residence is plenty and the same rule as a firearm. Youd think you would try pushing gun hunting further away from your residence. A lab and child look nothing like a deer! Bowhunters try getting their prey in as close as possible since bows have a max accurate range of like 60 yards. When your in the woods its more like 30 cause arrows cant shoot through brush since it affects the flight of the arrow too much. If you mistake a child or dog for a deer you shouldnt be hunting more less driving a car too!

These same people are probably the ones trying to outlaw guns. Remember, an unarmed nation is a vulnerable nation.
In Chesterfield

Richmond, VA

#5 Nov 18, 2009
This is a minor change to the Chesterfield code. Many counties in Virginia already have this exact ordinance in place. This is a safety issue and nothing more.
Camile Camazlze

Stuart, FL

#6 Nov 19, 2009
Silly rednecks.
Hotsnpepper incorporated

Stuart, FL

#7 Nov 19, 2009
Ain't know body gonna stop me frum huntin cuz I don'ts beeleev in grosury storz.

Stuart, FL

#8 Nov 19, 2009
Ain't nobody gonna stop me frum huntin cuz I don'ts beeleev in grosury storz.
Louisa born and raised

Stuart, FL

#9 Nov 19, 2009
Hunting is the american way. The saber toothed tiger no longer roams the earth, therefore we must artificially control the deer population. It is our patriotic duty. Furthermore henceforward therfore, I would appreciate it if you other posters would practice maturity with their comments.
Greer Ashton

Uruapan, Mexico

#10 Nov 19, 2009
Stop ridiculing people who are concerned! IF YOU KEPT UP WITH THE NEWS, YOU'D HAVE LEARNED THAT: A college student was just killed by a hunter because he mistook for a deer! A lab dog is at least close in color and pets, even cats, get killed by both types of hunters!

Jonesborough, TN

#11 Nov 19, 2009
The college student that was shot was shot with a gun not a bow. Deer must be in real close to shoot with bow therefore reducing the risk of mistaken identity by alot. Rifles,Shotguns yes need a buffer. But not Bows. If you dont like the rules move to the city or an apt complex.
Schwayne Newton

Mechanicsville, VA

#12 Nov 19, 2009
In all fairness, I've had dog before and it's not bad. Definitely not gamey. But back to the point, we wouldn't be having this conversation if we were just allowed to get them deer with snare traps.

Mechanicsville, VA

#13 Nov 19, 2009
Huntin is a american tradition like apple pie, american cheese, and american cars. It our right to hold dominion over animals and we must preserve it. Otherwise, the animals will over run us and take over the earth.

Powhatan, VA

#14 Nov 19, 2009
There are some peolpe that depend on hunting season to put food on there table for the year....

Richmond, VA

#16 Nov 19, 2009
It is utterly shameful what passes as journalism these days. I was at the Board of Supervisors meeting. Five people, all from Salisbury, spoke in favor of this change to the ordinance. Fourteen other folks, from all around the county, spoke in opposition, sighting a myriad of well reasoned objections. Now read the story again and see how skewed a perspective it gives.

Culpeper, VA

#17 Nov 19, 2009
Backwoods wrote:
Ain't nobody gonna stop me frum huntin cuz I don'ts beeleev in grosury storz.
Charles Garrett

Manassas, VA

#18 Nov 19, 2009
Give me some deer meat. Obama stole everything and destroyed the economy and over 15 million jobs. Let the wealthy Bamby lovers who have jobs beware, Obama will destroy your jobs too. If you don't want venison let folks like me who have been unemployed for over a year have some.
End the NWO

Midlothian, VA

#19 Nov 19, 2009
First of all don't believe everything you read. Go to and view the citizen input. I was there and spoke against the change. It should be noted in this report that VA has the 4th highest deer to vehical incident rate in the country according to the Fairfax Times, with over 50,000 accidents per year and an annual cost of over 15 million dollars.

There have been no, that is zero, archery related deaths or injuries to non hunters in over 10 years in Va; with several major metropolitan areas instituting urban archery seasons to control populations that can double every year, per the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). VDGIF estimates put Virginias deer population at over 2 million, greater than when Jamestown was settled.

The proposed changes would have affected not only citizens in subdivisions but also any landowner hunting within 150 of a property line and 600 feet of a residence or building.

Perhaps if inflammitory and biased reporting was not represented as journalism then information the public needs to make informed decisions would be more prevelant.


Potomac, MD

#20 Nov 19, 2009
Let's put things in to perspective here.
1) Salisbury is a little section of Chesterfield. If this law changes because of them it effects the ENTIRE county, including those more rural based.
2) If your Children were Boy Scouts this new change will effect them because they would not be able to practice their archery skills in the backyard. So where would they be able to go?
3) I don't have to use a Rifle, or a BOW & ARROW to go deer hunting. At this point on the roads? I can use my MINI VAN without having to take aim.

Washington, DC

#21 Nov 19, 2009
I would like to respond to the people in Chesterfield County having the problem with the deer. First why did they move into a surburban area where deer and other wildlife normally live? If they want their shrubs and flowers left alone from the wildlife they should live in the city. I wonder if the people have tried the many deer repellents, some like DEER AWAY used by forest managers such as Weyerhaeuser advertised in catalogues routinely sent just about everyone?

And where do you expect the deer and other wildlife to survive these days when people l are fleeing the cities and gobbling up all the open space and woodlands where our wildlife live. What do you expect them to do when they have no place to forage for food and live?

On top of that we have our Fish and Game Departments deliberately manipulating the environment to produce an overabundance of wildlife to create a problem like this to bring in the hunters to solve it, thus raking in more revenue from the sales of sporting equipment and weaponry.

Worst of all bow hunting is the cruelest way of killing an animal, causing it to suffer many hours before dying or being forced to live with a long arrow stuck inside its body. How any one wants to see an animal suffer that much makes me feel such persons are psychopaths.

May I suggest if the people want their shrubs and gardens to survive so badly without animal interference they move back to the city and give their property back to the wildlife from whom they stole it.

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