OPPOA General Meeting Minutes
Annual Membership Meeting - February 15, 2018
Annual Membership Meeting - January 20, 2017
Annual Membership Meeting - January 28, 2016
Annual Membership Meeting - February 18, 2014
General Membership Meeting - November 15, 2012
General Membership Meeting - June 7, 2012
Annual Membership Meeting - January 26, 2012
General Membership Meeting - October 27, 2011
General Membership Meeting - May 26, 2011
Annual Membership Meeting - January 27, 2011
General Membership Meeting - August 26, 2010
DEER MANAGEMENT UPDATE
September 26, 2014
We have just been informed that the local chapter of the N. C. Bowhunters Association does not intend to enter into a working agreement within the Olde Point Community. This decision came after many hours spent on touring the Olde Point area, plotting on a map where the lots were that gave permission for hunting, and looking at the overall site from an aerial view map. Their decision was then based on two main factors:
-There were not enough large wooded areas that separated the various home sites.
-Since a deer can run perhaps 150 yards or more after being shot, there was too strong a possibility of a deer ending up on somebody’s property who, understandably, was opposed to hunting.
The NCBA appreciates the acceptance of the 10%+ who extended their permission to help with this deer management project.
In reviewing our situation with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission Biologists, their feeling is that our situation will only worsen, especially with some residents disregarding what is best for the deer, by feeding them. When a residential area has a deer density which is growing excessively, the following historically happens:
-Increase in ecological impacts, including destruction of shrubbery and residents’ gardens.
-Increases in deer/motor vehicle accidents.
-Increases the possibility of the spread of Lyme Disease.
The OPPOA Board has never taken a stand for or against hunting. Our aim was to educate, which from all the response we received, was greatly appreciated. A resident’s right to hunt, orhave hunting done on their own lot, will always be their choice. Our hope is that it will be done with safety foremost in any attempt.