at least its not guns rifle bullets can go half mile or more.. bow is not that bad. Makes for less deer to destroy your vehicle and its good meat.
It's their land and they can do what they want with it! At least they're being pro-active about trying to control the over-running deer population. Can't even have a vegetable garden because of the deer eating it. Can't tell you how many I've seen killed on the side of the road from car accidents!
WWAY - I don't think your vote count is changing
If the residents are against removal of the deer and feel they are not over populated that would be a reason for not allowing bow hunting.
If their only concern is for the safety of the residents living there and fear a stray arrow may hit someone. You would stand a much better chance of hitting the lottery than getting hit by an arrow! They do not travel very far and where as a bullet may be traveling 1800 feet per second, the arrow is only going about 300.
Other areas need to follow suit such as Bald Head Island. It is the safest and cheapest way of removing deer when they get over populated which is the case in most residentual areas in New Hanover and Brunswick County.
I am not famaliar with this exact area, evidently it belongs to the federal government. That being the case "everyone" hunting there will be well trained in safety issues!
What can be done to stop this?
NOTHING....GET A GRIP.THE HERD NEEDS THINNING
As a seven year resident of Kure Beach and living across the street from the buffer zone, I am appalled that Sunny Point would allow hunting of any kind in such a densely populated area. Obviously the safety of Kure Beach's residents is not of concern to Sunny Point - apparently hunting for sport is a higher priority - thanks for being such a good neighbor Sunny Point.
We are being good neighbors by helping to keep disease away from you that are caused by over population of deer. Lyme disease and Hemorrhagic disease are just two. The safety of Kure Beach residents is a concern. That is why all hunters must take two safety courses before hunting in the area. Google "deer overpopulation" and you can learn a lot about why hunting and thinning the herd is a good thing for the deer and the residents.
WOW, you have lived here for a whole seven years? I bet you want to change everything to suit you. I am certain you moved here from some place where the streets were paved with gold and the cute little deer didn't ever run into vehicles. A quick Google search says Sunny Point has been around since 1956. I am sure there was a little tension back then when the land was acquired. YOU, on the other hand moved to your fairytale residence, fully aware of what was across the street, and across the river. If not, perhaps you should start researching your next move now, and not posting silly things on WWAY. Before you go, stop by and pick up Kathy M. She seems to need a new place to live as well. In short, to answer her question about what can be done to stop this.. NOTHING! You could try to stop it right now, but it would likely not work. On the slim chance you did, the deer herd would reach critical mass. (Yes, a piece of land can only support so many deer per acre before they start getting sick.) So, once that point of critical mass is reached, Sunny Point will be forced to do just like your neighbors at Bald Head and pay "sharp shooters" to come in with rifles and cull the herd. Arrow or bullet?? I will take my chances with the much slower arrow as Robin pointed out. Do us all a favor and at least use the internet to educate yourselves. If you want to portray some anti-hunting, tree-hugging, green peace, vegetarian; at least get some background on the subject. Or perhaps I am incorrect, and your vast seven years living across from the buffer zone has made you an expert on all things! I retort if the latter is the case, but I am thinking it is not. In that case, the same road that brought you in, will take you back to wherever you came from!