Letter: Concerned more about hunters than dogs in Cape Elizabeth

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I support the Cape Elizabeth Conservation Commission’s concern about public safety and its recent decision to revisit its policy allowing dogs on trails. I think that use of our town’s trail system should be encouraged and its users protected. But when I am on the trails in our suburban town during hunting season, I feel infinitely more endangered as the mistaken target of a hunting arrow tipped with a razor-sharp steel point designed for bone splitting and deep tissue penetration (verbatim description from a manufacturer’s website) shot at a velocity approaching half the speed of sound by an overzealous, camouflaged, amateur hunter. Is it possible that this far more dangerous public safety concern could also be addressed?

Paul Lennon
Cape Elizabeth