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Hunters Issued Warning After Shotgun Pellets Fall On School Bus

White Lake Police have concluded their investigation into the duck hunt incident that happened at a bus stop for Huron Valley Schools on Thursday morning.

Hunters Issued Warning After Shotgun Pellets Fall On School Bus

The hunters involved in Thursday's incident at a White Lake bus stop were given verbal warnings from White Lake Police, according to officials with the department.

The warnings were given following the investigation into an incident where shotgun pellets fell onto a Huron Valley Schools bus Thursday morning at Cumberland and Valley Rise, which is a bus stop for Brooks Elementary School.

"The officer on the scene felt a warning was appropriate, and the department agrees," Lt. Don Nankervis said.

Nankervis said the hunters were not in violation of the township's Hunting Area Control Ordinance - and that this time of the year hunters are out several places in the township where it's legal to hunt.

"If we get complaints, we follow them up and will assist the Department of Natural Resources if an investigation is warranted," Nankervis said.

State law states that a person can shoot a gun on their own property. In addition, more than one-third of White Lake Township is state land where hunting is allowed.

According to the township's ordinance, hunting is prohibited in the following areas:

  • On the waters of Cooley Lake
  • On the waters of Pontiac Lake, except around Teggerdine Road and Gale Road.
  • On the waters of Round Lake
  • On the waters of Oxbow Lake
  • On the waters fo Bogie Lake
  • Near Ormond Road, England Beach and Ridge Road
  • Hilltop Drive to the backs of the Huron River, and along the Huron River to M-69.
  • Oxbow Lake Road near Elizabeth Lake Road, south to Cedar Island Road and Round Lake Road, to Hutchins Road and Farnsworth, and then to Union Lake Road.
  • The area of M-59, Sunset Street, Biscayne and Bogie Lake Road

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