Spotting seriously injured deer has become the norm Residents of a neighborhood in South Charlotte.
A deer was found near Huntingtown Farms that had been hit by an arrow. The animal is expected to recover.
It is the second deer to be discovered in the Charlotte area with similar injuries.
Another deer was killed earlier this year after an officer found it with an arrow in its neck, TThe Charlotte Observer mentioned. According to wildlife officials, three injured deer were spotted in the Huntingtown Farms area this year. They all seemed to be seriously injured by a hunter’s bow and arrow.
Residents say they found stray arrows all over the neighbourhood. The situation sparked discussions about the legality of fishing in the Charlotte area.
According to North Carolina Fishing RegulationsIt is not illegal to hunt with a bow and arrow, although when you can hunt, you can hunt and weapon specifications are restricted.
Can you hunt deer in Charlotte?
As mentioned before Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation DepartmentHunting is generally not permitted in county parks, with the exception of specially permitted hunts each fall.
The hunting season has not yet begun and hunting is not permitted within the city limits of Charlotte.
The individual responsible for injured deer in the Huntingtown Farms area not only broke the law by hunting within city limits, but also by hunting outside the North Carolina hunting season.
When does hunting season start in North Carolina?
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission He says the earliest time hunters in North Carolina will be allowed to start deer hunting this year is September 10.
Even the hunting season known as Urban Archery Season (archery only), which allows cities across North Carolina to conduct archery seasons in their jurisdictions, does not begin until January 2023.
Charlotte is not a city participating in that season, although some municipalities in the surrounding areas, such as Belmont and Concord, do.
Municipalities that allow urban fishing often restrict fishermen to private land and require them to abide by very specific regulations set by corresponding towns.
Weapons that may be hunted in North Carolina
Hunters are allowed to use the bow and arrow to hunt deer in the areas of the state that allow it as long as it is within season limits and weapon specifications meet certain requirements.
For example, the minimum pull for longbow and reflex bows should be 40 lbs. Compound bows must have a minimum pull of 35 pounds and transverse bows must have a minimum pull of 100 pounds.
In addition, only arrows and bolts that have a fixed minimum wide width of seven eighths of an inch may be used. Mechanically wide heads of a width of at least seven-eighths of an inch are also permitted to be used in the open position of hunting in North Carolina.
This story was originally published September 8, 2022 6:00 am.