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Wis. city bans archery in Archery Park

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  • Siobhan of House Thorgard
    Wis. city bans archery in Archery Park http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071020/ap_on_fe_st/odd_no_archery_park;_ylt=At8T_xZ0KWTSvORkfPO8aH0uQE4F Sat Oct 20, 2:03
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      Wis. city bans archery in Archery Park

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071020/ap_on_fe_st/odd_no_archery_park;_ylt=At8T_xZ0KWTSvORkfPO8aH0uQE4F

      Sat Oct 20, 2:03 PM ET

      The city's Archery Park may need a name change. How about No-Archery Park?

      Tom Draper was surprised recently when he found a sign that cited a
      city ordinance prohibiting bows and arrows.

      "Several archers that I've talked to are kind of in disbelief," Draper
      said, who along with his bowhunting friends have practiced archery at
      the park for more than 20 years.

      The park is next to the Eau Claire River, and the city had developed
      earthen berms and even an archery tower for deer hunters to practice
      shooting from a platform.

      Wooded hillsides helped provide barriers to arrows flying out of the
      park, but it wasn't enough, Parks Superintendent Phil Johnson said.

      The park was closed to archery in September after a neighbor
      complained of finding an arrow in his yard, Johnson said. It was the
      latest of several similar complaints from neighbors over 15 years or
      more, he said.

      "Everybody's been most gracious about it up to this point, but the
      person has a legitimate concern," Johnson said.

      Draper said he would like the city to appoint a committee of
      neighbors, archers and city representatives to review the situation.
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