Public meeting on bow hunting to be held

The Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission’s special committee on hunting will hold an open meeting to hear comments from the public on whether bow hunting for deer should be allowed on selected county parks that meet cost, safety and operational requirements as determined by the county and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. This open meeting will take place Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m., in the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center (classrooms C and D), 6610 Public Safety Way.

The committee has researched possible park locations and initial operational requirements should the county decide to allow hunting in selected parks. An initial pilot program is recommended at Dutch Gap Conservation Area in the area bounded by the James River, Coxendale Road, Henricus Park Road and Henricus Historical Park. Swift Creek and Brown and Williamson, two other undeveloped conservation locations are also under consideration.

Questions and comments should be addressed to Stuart Connock Jr., PRAC Hunting Committee liaison, connocks@chesterfield.gov, or 751-4484.

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