Letter: Highland residents should beware of bow hunters

Published December 7, 2013 1:01 am

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I live in Bull River, a small planned-unit development on the Highland/Lehi border that is about 118 acres with 40 property owners. Everyone has at least two acres and we have a large common area to buffer our properties from roads and other developments.

A neighbor noticed an unfamiliar vehicle parked on his property. He decided to walk down the hill to check it out. As he walked down the path he came out from behind an evergreen tree and was startled by a bow hunter with his bow drawn and pointed at him.

The hunter was on private property. He immediately left but commented that our neighbor should put up "no trespassing" signs around the property.

Because of Highland City's decision to allow bow hunting for deer, and because all private property in Highland isn't posted, we suggest that all of our neighbors beware. If you have large dogs, goats, donkeys, horses, cows — oh, and children — you might consider keeping them indoors. If you do venture out, please consider wearing hunter orange clothing.

Hunting is prohibited in Bull River, and we are posting signs to designate this sanctuary for animals and people.

Linda P. Walton