Petition statement to be delivered to The Rhode Island State House, The Rhode Island State Senate, and Governor Lincoln Chafee

Ban Duck Hunting in Upper Narragansett Bay, RI

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Ban Duck Hunting in Upper Narragansett Bay, RI

To be delivered to The Rhode Island State House, The Rhode Island State Senate, and Governor Lincoln Chafee

Petition Statement

Stop duck hunting in upper Narragansett Bay. Gunshots starting in early morning and lasting all daylight hours are bothering hundreds of residents for the sport of a few duck hunters.
There are currently 543 signatures. NEW goal - We need 750 signatures!

Petition Background

Gunshots starting in early morning and lasting all daylight hours are bothering thousands of residents for the sport of a few duck hunters.

The gunshots are loud and start very early in the morning even on weekends and last all day long. Dogs and children are frightened by the gunshots and adults are bothered by the frequent loud noise and the thought that there could be a hunting accident right in someone's back yard.

Duck hunters create a noticeable amount of plastic trash from spent cartridges which fall into the water. This plastic washes ashore onto our beaches in large quantities. I remember one walk I took last year where about every 10 feet i picked up a cartridge. I had a bag full in 15 minutes.

The hunters are hunting primarily Scaup ducks who's numbers are in decline since the 1980's. However, the noise alone is reason enough to ban the practice since it has no benefits for the surrounding local communities.

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