The following are excerpts
from an article about a town in Indiana where things have gotten so bad
that a town councilman who is a hunter is leading the charge to ban
hunting within the town limits. - ed.
Winfield goes with state laws
“On Sunday, a 16-year-old
Schererville boy was hit with buckshot while in his back yard in the
Autumn Creek subdivision, but was not seriously hurt, just startled.
Schererville police don't take action against those with hunting permits
unless recklessness is involved, the boy's family was told.
“I'd like to look at
legally prohibiting hunting. I'm a hunter myself but there's a place for
that and it's not within the town limits of Merrillville," - Town
Councilman Joe Shudick
“He has taken numerous
calls from residents complaining about hunting incidents.
“Councilman David Uzelac,
D-4th, said he heard from one homeowner who was shot by a stray bullet.“
Within the last year the town of Winfield grappled with the idea of
writing a hunting ordinance after some residents complained of hunters
killing pets and shooting near schools and into homes.
“State hunting rules and
regulations do not indicate any certain distance requirements from
buildings or dwellings as long as hunters hunt in legal season, are
licensed and follow other legal hunting rules.”