Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Hunting rights continue to annoy some property owners
Spotsylvania County property owners continue to levy complaints against hunters, saying they allow their dogs to run free on private property and they walk on private property to retrieve their dogs. State law allows hunters to enter private property if they are retrieving their hunting dog. Here is a letter to the editor today in response to an earlier letter that had complaints about hunters. Here is another letter from a Caroline County property owner who complained about hunters.
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries last year researched the complaints and concerns, but very little changes were made to make property owners happy. In fact, department officials were very supportive of the right to hunt and retrieve law.