Arrowhead Hunting Leases Rejected; Kickapoo Hunting Starts Today

Published 09/04 2012 05:47PM

Updated 09/04 2012 06:58PM

    City councilors reject opening up three plots of city property for hunting.
    In a six-one vote, councilors voted to not allow three city owned parcels of land in Clay County at Lake Arrowhead to be opened for hunting leases.
    Councilors say after hearing from several homeowners, they have safety concerns about hunting on those plots of land.
    Michael Smith, councilor for Wichita Falls District One, says, "Where these were, the shape of them, and the closeness to the dam and nearby landowners, the people who live there, led us to think this is not the right idea at this time."
    Councilors did however award bids for two city owned parcels in Archer County at Lake Kickapoo.
    The highest bidders can begin hunting today.
    Those bids expire May 31, 2018.
    It's estimated that the city will gain about $36-thousand each year from the hunters using that land.

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