LANGSTON — Bobby Moore was disappointed after learning he can no longer participate in duck hunting at Langston Lake — a favorite hobby for the Oklahoma City resident.
"I don’t quite understand the reasoning behind it, but I don’t like it one bit,” Moore said. Langston University officials initiated a ban that prohibits duck hunting at the lake. The ban takes effect immediately. The decision was made to comply with the university’s effort to enforce a zero-tolerance policy for firearms, drugs and alcohol, according to a university statement. A near-drowning and confrontations among hunters also were factors considered by university officials when they implemented the ban, according to the statement. The 50-acre lake is owned by the university. In the wake of campus shootings in 2009, university officials implemented new security measures and a zero-tolerance policy in August.