Cathedral home campus photo

One of the residential cabins for the Cathedral Home for Children was in the line of fire last fall when a hunter was shooting at an antelope on the state land nearby. The youth-centered nonprofit was granted its request to institute a closure to discharge of firearms in the 360 acres around the campus by the State Board of Land Commissioners last week.

Last fall, Nicole Hauser was driving back to the Cathedral Home for Children, where she serves as the executive director, after a lunch meeting when, along U.S. Highway 287 just before the nonprofit’s campus, she sees a truck with some hunters; a sight she said has become increasingly common in the last two or three antelope hunting seasons.

She pulls over to chat with one of the hunters, who tell her the group is from out-of-state and want to successfully nab an antelope before they leave. As Hauser begins to explain the hunters’ proximity to the youth-centered facility — just over a football field away — one of the hunters closer to the campus takes aim.

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Check of Reality

Please, hunting season is only 15 days in September. Have the kids inside and prepping for the newly started school year is what reasonable people might do.

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