Granby looks into deer harvest in town limits
Granby, CO Colorado
Granby police are looking into whether the harvesting of a deer in the Granby Ranch area was legal this past hunting season.
A deer was shot on Nov. 9 within the bounds of Granby Ranch, a legal hunt in terms of being licensed. But a town ordinance that prohibits hunting in town may apply, according to Granby Police Chief Bill Housley.
Although Housley did not release details of the hunt because the case is still under investigation, the chief said police were notified by a complaint from a citizen that a deer was shot within the town of Granby.
But the case has unique circumstances, Housley said, because of an agreement between Granby Ranch and the town that allowed the Granby Ranch development to permit hunting on property there. The agreement has since expired, according to Housley, and whether any violations were committed is being determined in consideration of the status of the town ordinance and agreement with Granby Ranch.
Further adding to the complexity of the case, Housley said, is a document drafted between the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife and Granby Ranch concerning herd management at Granby Ranch.
“We’re still looking at some of the circumstances of that case,” Housley said. “We have to determine whether a person knowingly committed a violation.”
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