Bagging a Buck Too Close to Home?

By: Jeremy Ross
By: Jeremy Ross

Tuesday is the start of the highly anticipated first day of firearm deer hunting season.

While thousands hunt safely, some are accused of putting more than deer in jeopardy.

Some Meridian Township residents in The Shoals Neighborhood say they've listened to gunshots in their backyards over the past several weeks. The area is nearby wetlands.

Deer commonly graze on the land, but some homeowners say hunters may be shooting too close for their own comfort.

The Department of Natural Resources says a hunter must be about a football field and a half away from a residence, business, or barn with livestock in it when shooting in a community that allows sport firearm shooting.

Meridian Township Police say they are looking into the problem.

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