Hunters disturb tranquil setting
July 3, 2008 · Updated 8:48 PM
We hope everyone is enjoying a peaceful holiday. Here around Penn Cove, we have had some nice quiet mornings for a change. For over three months at this time every year, we are rudely awakened by rifles being shot off outside out private, highly-taxed Penn Cove homes.
As your sports columnist Ed Oldham wrote in his last column, they, the duck hunters, would wait as the sun would rise to start blasting away like a war zone, often before the official sunrise time.
These are not your neighbors. They come from off-island. One of them said he came from Marysville where they are no longer allowed to disrupt the peace and quiet.
They were so close to the shore, we could talk to them from our porch. They are not supposed to be that close!
It seems unfair that one or two groups of hunters can disturb the tranquility of hundreds of local homeowners.