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Sunday Hunting Falls Short in Connecticut!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Unfortunately, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Environment Committee omitted important language when drafting Senate Bill 605. 

SB 605 allows the Department of Environmental Protection to designate areas that would be open to Sunday hunting on private property. As drafted, the bill would regrettably apply only to bow hunters and would not include individuals who hunt with firearms.    NRA anticipated SB 605 would include rifles and shotguns.  Without an amendment Sunday hunting in Connecticut will not be open to individuals who hunt with rifles and shotguns.  This legislation is sponsored by Representative John Hetherington (R-125), Representative Richard Ferrari (R-62), and Representative Leonard Greene (R-105).

SB 605 is scheduled to be heard on Friday, March 17. 

Please call or e-mail the Co-Chairmen of the Environment Committee listed below and tell them you oppose limiting Sunday hunting to bow hunting only.

Senator Bill Finch (D-22)   1-800-842-1420  

e-mail: Finch@senatedems.ct.gov            

Representative Richard Roy (D-119)   1-800-842-8267

e-mail: Richard.Roy@cga.ct.gov 

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