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Connecticut: Pro-Hunting Reform Passes House

Friday, May 24, 2013

Yesterday, the state House of Representatives passed legislation that would partially repeal the state ban on Sunday hunting.  House Bill 5412, introduced by state Representative John Shaban (R-135), would allow deer hunting on Sundays with a bow and arrow on private lands with written permission of the landowner.  HB 5412 passed by a 107-19 vote.

Currently, Connecticut is one of only six states in the nation that completely bans hunting on Sunday.  This prohibition harms Connecticut’s economy and threatens the very future of our hunting heritage by discouraging hunter recruitment and retention.  While HB 5412 does not lift the complete ban on Sunday hunting, it is a small step in the right direction for Connecticut.

HB 5412 will now go before the state Senate for consideration.  Please contact your state Senator and respectfully express your support for HB 5412.  For help identifying your state legislators and their contact information, please click here.

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