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DeerSniper
03-11-2010, 02:32 PM
Pro-Hunting Bill to be Considered Tomorrow in Connecticut!
Please Stand Up and Make Your Voices Heard!

The Environment Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 116 (http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/TOB/S/2010SB-00116-R01-SB.htm)tomorrow, Friday, March 12. This bill would allow the hunting of deer with a handgun under certain circumstances.



Please contact members of the Environment Committee and your State Legislator and respectfully urge them to support SB 116.

The phone number to contact the committee is (860) 240-0440; however, individual contact information for the members of the Environment Committee can be found by clicking here.

Jimfire85
03-11-2010, 03:46 PM
It will be interesting too see if this passes, any idea of the provisions?

Cal45
03-11-2010, 05:15 PM
That would be really neat if that would pass. I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed on private land. Afterall you can use high powered rifles.

Jimfire85
03-11-2010, 06:00 PM
Yeah looks like its planned for just private land, it would be nice if they opened something like that up for us folks who are dependent on public land for our hunting.

AGust82
03-11-2010, 09:43 PM
You guys ever been close enough to a deer to take a confident shot with a handgun? I'd love to have the legal ability but it seems like an awfully rare happening. I'd rather have Sunday hunting.

Quigly
03-11-2010, 09:49 PM
You guys ever been close enough to a deer to take a confident shot with a handgun? I'd love to have the legal ability but it seems like an awfully rare happening. I'd rather have Sunday hunting.

I take it you have never hunted with archery equipment? Its a RUSH to be that close to them. Two of my deer last year were taken at less than 20 yards. But yes, Sunday hunting would be good too...

Matt
03-12-2010, 08:39 AM
I have been close enugh to deer to take a shot with a spear. I had a little skipper two years ago get so close to me I thought of trying to catch it and see if I could hold on to it. If yelled BOO it would probably have had a heart attack.

Cal45
03-12-2010, 04:24 PM
I had a little skipper two years ago get so close to me I thought of trying to catch it and see if I could hold on to it. If yelled BOO it would probably have had a heart attack.

Trust me. Catching one of them and trying to hold on to it is a real good way to get the living crap kicked out of you. I know! Been there done that.:icon_hang: It was a small spotted fawn only about two weeks old and there was four of us.

220combat
03-19-2010, 06:10 AM
Considering the ballistics alone, if a centerfire rifle is allowed, then a handgun should. The handgun pill is not going anywhere near as far as a rifle bullet.

AGust, I've got a S&W PC 44 mag topped with a Nikon scope that will group 1" at 100 yards off a sandbag. That's better then some of the guys with rifles I have shot next to at the range.

white devil
03-22-2010, 06:35 PM
I would love to hunt with a hand gun for deer. I took one of my bison and A bunch of hogs with my glock 20.

white devil
07-25-2010, 08:51 PM
Any word on the bill yet passing?

sharkin
07-25-2010, 09:33 PM
i think most of us would rather have sunday hunting than hand gun use on private land,,

DeerSniper
07-26-2010, 09:20 AM
Yea it passed don't know all the particulars but it's Hanna be just like rifle hunting 10 or more acres private land you need to have a permit and i think it's 357 or larger and it has to be a revolver.

220combat
07-26-2010, 10:09 AM
Yea it passed don't know all the particulars but it's Hanna be just like rifle hunting 10 or more acres private land you need to have a permit and i think it's 357 or larger and it has to be a revolver.

Correct. 357 or larger. 5.5" or larger barrel, manual action, 10 or more acres and landowner permission.