A resident of Lubber’s Quarters expressed serious concerns after confronting local hunters who were discharging their shotguns near his island home in the month of April.
He said several weeks ago he encountered two Caucasian Bahamians about fifty feet from his home hunting. When he asked them to desist they told him they have always hunted there and would not stop.
He said that he was not going to push the issue as the two men obviously were armed, so he brought the matter to the attention of the police.
He said he was told that there is no hunting allowed on Lubber’s Quarters; however, the officer offered him no assurance of relief from the situation.
According to article 37 of the Firearm Act (1969) “Any person who wantonly discharges any firearms to the annoyance or danger of any person shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for twelve months or to a fine of three hundred dollars or to both such imprisonment and fine.”
After making further contact with the police, it was said that they are investigating the matter further.