|The Athens News, November 25, 1987, Photo by Susan Mitchell|
Abbott "Pete" Smith D.V.M.: June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010
Virginia Joyann "Jody" Haley Smith: April 2, 1938 - May 9, 2021
The Athens Landowners for Responsible Hunting was an active group in 1987. The photo taken by Susan Mitchell shows Eric Eisenberg, Wenda Sheard Hayes, Alex Sylvia, Susan Sylvia, and Dr. Smith with Boom, the Smith ox. Hunters on private property was/is a problem. There are four hunting seasons for white-tailed deer in Ohio and one of them, bow season, began yesterday, September 25.
Terry Smith, journalist for The Athens News, reported about this concern on November 25, 1987: