Hunter sightings continue in Park City
November 30, 2012
The Park City Police Department in the last 10 days of November continued to receive reports from people saying they saw hunters on land that appeared to be inside the city limits.
Police officers, meanwhile, have conducted patrols in locations where hunters are sometimes seen searching for animals or parking their vehicles as they prepare to start the hunt.
Some of the cases in late November included:
Police logs indicate officers patrolled some of the areas where the hunters were reported. Some of the patrols included one at a little after 3 p.m. on Nov. 25 along Solamere Drive, another one on Solamere Drive at about 8 p.m. on Nov. 24 and one in the vicinity of Richardson Flats midday on Nov. 24.
The reports were the latest in a series of complaints to the Police Department about hunters in the city in the last month or so. Hunting is prohibited on City Hall-owned land. Firing a weapon like a gun or a bow and arrow is outlawed inside Park City. The two prohibitions essentially make hunting illegal inside Park City.
Bow-hunting season for deer and elk in the Park City area opened on Sept. 15 and closes on Dec. 15. There could be rifle hunts for cow elk in the area until January.
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The Police Department has received a series of complaints in recent weeks about hunters. Some of the cases have included a hunter using a bow and arrow to kill a deer on land just above Old Town in October and another bow hunter apparently killing a deer on land along the S.R. 248 entryway.
Hunters searching for game in the Park City area have long worried Park City officials and recreation lovers. There are concerns that a hunter could inadvertently target a hiker, bicyclist or someone else enjoying the outdoors.