(02/16/2002)
The Clay Commission has decided not to place Sunday hunting on their ballot, joining Braxton County, but nearly all of Calhoun's neighboring counties will have the item on the May ballot. Thirty-two West Virginia counties have decided to allow voters to make the decision, and more may follow.

"All that represents is the county commissioners wanted to put it on the ballot .... It is an anti-hunting vote by them. It isn't an indication what the voters in their counties want," said Kenny Wilson, an officer of the West Virginia Bowhunters Association and the West Virginia Wildlife Federation.

County commissioners, speaking at a recent gathering of county officials, were mostly hunters who felt the issue should be decided by a democratic vote, as outlined by the West Virginia Legislature. Some were angry the legislature did not mandate the law like they have done with other hunting, but shifted the controversial issue back to county governments.

Other issues currently being considered to be controlled by counties involve ATV operation and over-loaded coal trucks, both hot political issues for the legislature.


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