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Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

To the guy who talks about .22 cal used for hunting. Duck hunting using a .22 is a federal offense. If caught you will loose your gun, hunting rights and there is a hefty fine. You are correct you need a mile for a .22 but were talking about hunters hunting legally, meaning a shot gun! The 12 g shot gun is good for about 150 yards. So when the county was handing out the permits, they need to look at their part in handing out build permits. Those building or buying should do their homework. Our tax money goes to federal use of lands in ways the federal government allows, and this is allowable use. Further, in the grand scheme of things, this hunting season is a short window of time, in which you may feel uncomfortable. We all have things in our neighborhoods we dislike, Pot growing, music festivals , loud cars. Lets figure out how to get along. If hunters are actually using .22 please do turn them in, the real hunters follow the regulations.

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Posted by Sally Joseph on 09/17/2019 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

Anyone saying it's the homeowners fault, you mind if I come over to your backyard and spin around while shooting a 12 gauge shotgun? If they bought the home any other time of the year that isn't hunting season, how would you know people would be standing downstream firing shotguns? Seems more like a residential area than one for hunting anyway.

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Posted by rsglide on 09/16/2019 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Festivals Under Fire

ohgeez: As stated in the story, the Source is a sister company and is owned by the same family.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 09/13/2019 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Festivals Under Fire

Is The Source owned by Lay it Out Events? What is the relationship?

Posted by ohgeez on 09/12/2019 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

You shouldn't have built so close to public lands. I floated the river for the first time in years it's a shame all the houses along a once wilderness river when I was a kid, no one owns the river it's for all you shouldn't have built your home there if you can't share. I don't hunt either but know some who do and they actually leave a place cleaner than when they got there for the most part. Hunter's campers fishermen are usually good stewards of the land for the most part sure there's bad apples in every bunch, report them make them accountable don't take the rights away from everybody because of a few.

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Posted by I'mFarMiddle on 09/12/2019 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

If a distance of at least one mile is required to ensure safety, then why are people allowed to build homes so close to public lands? Why should a landowner's right to develop his property, let alone guarantee privacy, supersede the right of citizen's access to public lands that has existed for centuries? If you don't like fog, then don't move to the ocean.

In reality, you are at greater risk driving your car, or even sitting on your couch eating Cheetos.

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Posted by Mark Harner on 09/12/2019 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

The obvious problem is the inadequate distance of 150 yards from private property or occupied public property that shooting is not allowed by federal law. This distance should be increased to one mile in order to provide for the safe use of firearms. One mile is the distance that the NRA stated that a .22 could be dangerous, back when the NRA cared about gun safety. 36 CFR 261.10 (d) (1) - Occupancy and use, needs to be changed to one mile. This has been an obvious flaw in public safety for decades and is the basis of the problems stated in this article. All other jurisdictions would automatically change to respect federal supremacy.

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Posted by Mark Davis on 09/12/2019 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

State law already requires a safe buffer zone between hunters and residences, and it sounds as if this law has been respected. If not, then those hunting too close should be cited.

It sounds like residents simply want to pre-empt use of public lands to expand their own back yards. I did not hear hunters complaining of the loss of wildlife or habitat, or the noise resulting from the construction of your home and the negative impacts of non-hunting activities on their own. National Forests are the Lands of Many Uses, where the concept of multiple use ensures maximum enjoyment for all rather than just a few. Let the hunters have their brief time in the field during waterfowl season and residents may have quiet walks during the rest of the year.

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Posted by Stewart Lands on 09/12/2019 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

Trash and beer cans-and you blame this on hunters??? Walk along any road in the county and you will see the same--except where people go out of their way to pick it up. So, who else besides hunters puts forth the money and effort to protect wild places?

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Posted by Stewart Lands on 09/12/2019 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Hearts Unknown

This is important work though I do not agree assisted suicide that medically hastens end of life after suffering from terminal disease is the same as suicide from mental health distress which is often an impulsive act. David Bowie died from cancer not suicide, and there is no evidence he was suicidal.

Posted by garmischgirl on 09/10/2019 at 12:33 PM

Re: “As School Starts in Portland, More Funding Is On Its Way

What this bill ensures is that more money will be funneled to a school system that failed repeatedly to make the case that more money results in better-educated public school graduates. For decades, taxpayers have been bullied into throwing money at a system that taxpayers KNOW through personal experience does an increasingly poorer job of educating their daughters and sons. Congratulations Oregon.

Posted by Bill Pitcher on 08/29/2019 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Chimp Controversy

Did Chimps Inc. close? If so, where are the chimps now located? And how many chimps are we talking about? Thank you.

Posted by Barbara Holtz on 08/14/2019 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Cuts to Public Advisory Groups Spark Concern

They are stuffed with enviromarxists. We don't need them.

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Posted by Alliso Cox on 08/08/2019 at 2:56 PM

Re: “At Home on Public Lands

Thanks for the tip, Bill. As the article stated, lots of beans in that can of chili. :)

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 08/08/2019 at 11:16 AM

Re: “At Home on Public Lands

Excellent article Nicole! You may want to speak with Jamie Dawson,
Ochoco Mountains Coordinator, Oregon Wild, 541-382-2616. Jamie is working closely with a group in Prineville committed to preserving public lands in that region. -Bill Mintiens

Posted by billmintiens07 on 08/08/2019 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Highway 97 Changes Advance

So they are making the Parkway into a street?

Posted by Beavers1 on 08/07/2019 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Highway 97 Changes Advance

So the parkway will become a city street?

Posted by Beavers1 on 08/07/2019 at 6:12 PM

Re: “North America's Oldest Evidence of Man?

Isn't the picture of him holding an orange rind??? lol

Posted by Patricia Lou on 08/06/2019 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Filling a Void

We could use more in Sisters too, thanks for fighting for more affordable housing!

Posted by Sprd Mandee on 08/02/2019 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Here are the Entities Helping Buy The Bulletin

Indeed, Artist Mike. Thanks for bringing that to our attention! Fixed.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 07/31/2019 at 11:59 AM

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