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Siegfried: Hunting in Summit’s population centers (letter)

I met a friend over in the Wildernest area one recent morning for a hike with our dogs and came upon two men who were there for the purpose of hunting.

It will never cease to blow my mind that hunting is still allowed in such a populated area, with a multitude of trails for hikers and mountain bikers. Some may remember a letter I composed a few years back about that particular area not being an especially “challenging” place to hunt, as the moose are in full view for the average person.

In fact, a neighbor was there last Tuesday and came upon five moose. One very large bull was about 20 feet from them, and she said he just stood there, eating the brush, while barely acknowledging their group.

Again, I am not against hunting. I am aware of the necessity of controlling the wildlife population and the revenue it brings our state, but, as I stated a few years ago, it doesn’t seem like much of challenge to hunt in that area, as I, a non-hunter, could put a bullet in a moose on a casual stroll.

Dianne Siegfried

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