Vienna golf course on road to being registered as hunting ground

What used to be a golf course in Vienna is looking to become a hunting ground

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VIENNA, Ohio (WKBN) – WKBN has found out Monday that a former Vienna golf course is on its way to being officially registered as a hunting preserve.

Signs on the property of what used to be Candywood Golf Course say, “Licensed hunting preserve,” and the property has a flier at outdoor retailer Gander Mountain. WKBN learned from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that Candywood Whitetail Ranch is not yet a registered hunting ground as of Monday, but the signs are part of steps that the owners must take in order to become one.

In December, Candywood filed with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office as a for-profit company. ODNR expects to make a decision on the Vienna property’s application by April 1.

WKBN reached out to Candywood Monday but did not hear back.

Animal activist Holly Justice is still planning a rally in a week, hoping to give a voice to some of those folks in Vienna who have concerns, among them safety, as the preserve’s fencing is near homes and a major roadway.

“A lot of people are concerned, you know, will they be outside and hear gunshots all the time, will they hear rifles?” Justice said. “That’s a lot of concern for the people that are near that property, so they wish that they would have been notified them, so that they can make some decisions and speak up earlier before the permit was processed.”

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