Second Public Forum To Decide Fate Of Bibb County Hunters
Homeowners are pushing the Macon-Bibb Commission to pass an ordinance restricting discharge of rifles.
The Macon-Bibb Commission will hold a second meeting to allow the public to comment on a proposed ordinance that could limit hunting with rifles in Bibb County.
The second public forum is in the Commission Chambers this Monday (Jan. 27, 2020) at 6 p.m. at the Government Center, 700 Poplar Street in Macon.
Most Bibb County hunters don’t want to see any new ordinance that restricts firing a rifle, and more than 70 attended the first meeting last Monday. They say that there isn’t now and hasn’t ever been a safety issue with deer hunting in Bibb County, and that while safety keeps being brought up, it’s really a matter of a few people not wanting deer hunters in their area.
The entire situation seems to be an escalation of legal deer hunters being harassed by some homeowners, harassment that was documented by photos and video. That conflict was between hunters on a leased tract of undeveloped land in the Pinnacle Pointe subdivision on Lake Tobesofkee and some nearby residents.
The city of Macon and Bibb County consolidated to one government in 2014. It is currently illegal to discharge any firearm within the former city limits of Macon—not that any ordinance is stopping criminals from using guns in Macon, as pointed out last week during the first public forum on the firearms ordinance and evidenced by three Macon murders in the past week.
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