Burlington aims to allow bow hunting on landlocked parcel

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Bow hunting may soon be a sanctioned recreational activity in Burlington’s so-called landlocked parcel.

The Board of Selectmen voted to develop a policy that would allow bow hunting for deer — with restrictions to protect public safety — within the 250-acre site. A committee will work out the details and then present the policy to selectmen for a vote.

Selectman Dan Grattan, who investigated the issue for the board, said he concluded that bow hunting should be allowed on the parcel under controlled conditions.

“I want to keep it open for as many recreational uses as possible, but we need to do it in a way that we can manage it,” said Grattan.

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