The end of duck hunting season in late January brought a new controversy to the table for residents both inside and out of the Griffin area. Many fueled by this event have taken a stand in the form of a petition and a plea to the County Commissioners to end hunting in Eld Inlet and on its surrounding land due to population density and the concern for safety and quality of life.
Paul Taylor, of Taylor Shellfish, ran an article in the May 30th issue of The Olympian. Click here to read that one.
Click here to read a letter to editor, published May 21st, from local resident Warren Arnold.
Local residents calling upon the County Commissioners to end hunting on Eld Inlet have already circulated a petition, by hand, and many signatures were collected. An online version of the petition is now available. The petition reads, simply:
To: Thurston County Commissioners
The signatures contained herein petition for the Thurston County Code, chapter 10.04-Discharge of Firearms: “except for self-defense or slaughter of domestic animals or target shooting” to extend to include the area of the entire body of water named Eld Inlet and the land surrounding Eld Inlet in Olympia, Wa., Thurston County.
Where do you stand on hunting on Eld Inlet? Have you signed either the hand-circulated or online petition? Click on the link below to leave your comments.