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Opinions Differ On Allowing Hunting At City Lake Property

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Aldermen Table Decision on Allowing Hunting At City Lakes

By Ethan Colbert

Depending on how the Bowling Green Board of Aldermen votes next month, area hunters may have another place to hunt and view the wildlife beginning in July 2019.
During Monday night’s Special Session meeting of the Bowling Green Board of Aldermen there was a lengthy discussion surrounding a proposal to open the City Lakes to hunters.
Under one preliminary proposal, the city would partner with a private hunting club that specializes in renting hunting rights to hunters in Missouri.
City of Bowling Green Mayor Don Hunter said he first learned of this private hunting club while reading Missouri Ruralist Magazine.
“They have hunting areas all over the state of Missouri,” Hunter said. “If you sign your property up with them. Then if a hunter wants to hunt there, they call them and make a reservation.”
Hunter said when he spoke with the office manager of this particular company, she informed that the city could receive as much as $260 per day, or $65 per hunter, if they agreed to partner with the company. The partnership would include the hunting rights to all 559 acres at the city lakes. The hunting club could rent the property to four hunters per day, according to Hunter.

-Photo Courtesy Of Missouri Department of Conservation
On Monday, the Bowling Green Board of Aldermen tabled further discussions on a proposal that would allow hunters to hunt on city property, specifically the City’s Lake property, located east of Bowling Green. Under the proposal, hunting would be allowed for all hunting seasons, including whitetail deer season.

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