It would appear to the casual observer, there could be a taint of conflict of interest here. First we have the Country Commissioner that is favoring this new proposed law. He is a man by the name of Ben Simmons. It seems his father owns a huge guide service known as DARE TO HYDE Guide Service. DARE TO HYDE Guide Service seems to be poised to benefit from this law if it passes. Ben Simmon's father is a man by the name of Jamin Simmons(I think that is how it is spelled, I am not sure. I have only heard it pronounced, never seen it spelled). The Chairman of the Commission is Chase Luker. Chase Luker is the manager of Dare to Hyde Guide Service. Dare to Hyde is owned by Jamin Simmons. Jamin Simmons is the father of Ben Simmons. Ben Simmons is the commissioner who appointed Luker. Ben Simmons(County Commissioner) has appointed an employee of his father's guide service to make recommendations. Recommendations that could benefit the company he works for and potentinally could make money for the father of the Commissioner who appointed him. Coincidentally(maybe) it seems that DARE TO HYDE GUIDE SERVICE will be offering scissor rig hunts starting this year. Coincidentally(maybe) , DARE TO HYDE GUIDE SERVICE would seem to be in a position to profit from a restrictive new blind law that would in effect freeze out the majority of taxpayer hunters from public water. They have never offered scissor rig hunts before, but now, at the same time that the law is poised to go into effect, DARE TO HYDE seems ready to capitalize on it Of course it could just be a coincidence. Of course, this is just my opinion. Make up your own mind. Here is the law as proposed. It is nothing more than a new version of the so-called "Safe Hunter Law" of Pamlico and Carteret Counties. NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY2019 SESSIONAN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR SAFE DISTANCES FOR HUNTING MIGRATORY WILDWATERFOWL IN MAINLAND HYDE COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:SECTION 1. Except as provided in Section 2 of this act, it is unlawful to take migratory wildwaterfowl within 500 yards of another person’s permanently established hunting location.SECTION 2. This act does not apply to a person taking migratory wild waterfowl1) On property of which he is the landholder or has the landholder’s permission to hunt; or(2)Within the riparian water area of property of which he is the landholder or has thelandholder’s permission to hunt; or(3)If he comes within 500 yards of another person’s permanently established huntinglocation only after legally shooting at migratory wild waterfowl and while in activepursuit of a visible, crippled bird.SECTION 3. The definitions of Subchapter IV of Chapter 113 of the General Statutes apply ininterpreting this act. A “permanently established hunting location” is a blind, float, raft, mat orother buoyant craft or any other location, position, or device that is permanently established forhunting migratory wild waterfowl at a specific site by1)The landholder of the property; or(2)The riparian landholder, if the site is on or in water and hunting rights in that water arenot controlled by someone other than the riparian landholder; or(3)A person who has written permission to establish the permanent site from a landholderwho would qualify under subdivisions (1) or (2).SECTION 4. Any person who violates this act is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. An offense ispunishable by a fine of not less than $50.00 plus court costs.SECTION 5. This act applies to the mainland area of Hyde County and does not apply toOcracoke Island. SECTION 6. This act is enforceable by law enforcement officers of the Wildlife ResourcesCommission, by sheriffs and deputy sheriffs, and by other peace officers with general subjectmatter jurisdiction.SECTION 7. This act is effective upon ratification. This law is a cancer. Don't think that if you don't hunt in Hyde Co. you don't have a dog in this fight. How long before greedy landowners in your county realize they can make you pay to use public water? How long before there is no hunting left for any but the landed gentry?