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    Sunday ban lifted on bow hunting for deer

    Sunday ban lifted on bow hunting for deer


    BY PAUL HUGHES REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN


    HARTFORD Bow hunting on privately owned lands will now be allowed seven days a week under a new state law.




    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation that allows bow hunting for deer on Sundays in parts of the state that the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection determines are overpopulated with deer.

    http://www.rep-am.com/news/local/892342.txt
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    Sweet!! It's a start!

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    Here is the full text of the new Sunday hunting law

    AN ACT AUTHORIZING BOW AND ARROW HUNTING ON CERTAIN PRIVATE PROPERTY ON SUNDAYS.
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:


    Section 1. Section 26-73 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2015):
    Sunday shall be a closed season except for hunting deer with bow and arrow on private property and for the purpose of trapping under the provisions of this chapter. The possession in the open air on Sunday of any implement for hunting, except for bow and arrow, shall be prima facie evidence of hunting in violation of the provisions of this section. No provision of this section shall be construed so as to affect any provision of section 26-31, 26-48, 26-52 or 27-35. [or apply to the use of bow and arrow for purposes other than hunting.] Artificially propagated birds designated by the commissioner may be shot on Sundays on licensed private shooting preserves subject to such regulations of the commissioner as may apply to such private shooting preserves, provided permission so to shoot has been obtained from the town or towns within which such licensed private shooting preserves are located. Any person who hunts deer on Sunday with bow and arrow on private property pursuant to this section shall: (1) Conduct such hunting only in deer management zones determined by the
    Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to be overpopulated and only in accordance with and pursuant to the wildlife management principles and practices established by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, (2) have the written permission of the private property owner where such hunting is conducted, and (3) carry such written permission upon his or her person during the hunting. No person shall hunt with bow and arrow on Sunday on private property pursuant to this section within forty yards of a blazed hiking trail.


    Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 26-86a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2015):
    (a) The commissioner shall establish by regulation adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 standards for deer management, and methods, regulated areas, bag limits, seasons and permit eligibility for hunting deer with bow and arrow, muzzleloader and shotgun, except that no such hunting shall be permitted on Sunday by any means other than with bow and arrow on private property pursuant to section 26-73, as amended by this act. No person shall hunt, pursue, wound or kill deer with a firearm without first obtaining a deer permit from the commissioner in addition to the license required by section 26-27. Application for such permit shall be made on forms furnished by the commissioner and containing such information as he may require. Such permit shall be of a design prescribed by the commissioner, shall contain such information and conditions as the commissioner may require, and may be revoked for violation of any provision of this chapter or regulations adopted pursuant thereto. As used in this section, "muzzleloader" means a rifle or shotgun of at least forty-five caliber, incapable of firing a self- contained cartridge, which uses powder, a projectile, including, but not limited to, a standard round ball, mini-balls, maxi-balls and Sabot bullets, and wadding loaded separately at the muzzle end, and "rifle" means a long gun the projectile of which is six millimeters or larger in diameter. The fee for a firearms permit shall be nineteen dollars for residents of the state and sixty-eight dollars for nonresidents, except that any nonresident who is an active full-time member of the armed forces, as defined in section 27-103, may purchase a firearms permit for the same fee as is charged a resident of the state. The commissioner shall issue, without fee, a private land deer permit to the owner of ten or more acres of private land and the husband or wife, parent, grandparent, sibling and any lineal descendant of such owner, provided no such owner, husband or wife, parent, grandparent, sibling or lineal descendant shall be issued more than one such permit per season. Such permit shall allow the use of a rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader or bow and arrow on such land from November first to December thirty-first, inclusive. Deer may be so hunted at such times and in such areas of such state-owned land as are designated by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection and on privately owned land with the signed consent of the landowner, on forms furnished by the department, and such signed consent shall be carried by any person when so hunting on private land. The owner of ten acres or more of private land may allow the use of a rifle to hunt deer on such land during the shotgun season. The commissioner shall determine, by regulation, the number of consent forms issued for any regulated area established by said commissioner. The commissioner shall provide for a fair and equitable random method for the selection of successful applicants who may obtain shotgun and muzzleloader permits for hunting deer on state lands. Any person whose name appears on more than one application for a shotgun permit or more than one application for a muzzleloader permit shall be disqualified from the selection process for such permit. No person shall hunt, pursue, wound or kill deer with a bow and arrow without first obtaining a bow and arrow permit pursuant to section 26-86c. "Bow and arrow", as used in this section and in section 26-86c, means a bowwith a draw weight of not less than forty pounds. The arrowhead shall have two or more blades and may not be less than seven-eighths of an inch at the widest point. No person shall carry firearms of any kind while hunting with a bow and arrow under this section and section 26- 86c.

    http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB6034

    http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/ACT/pa/pdf/2015PA-00204-R00HB-06034-PA.pdf
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    [QUOTE(1) Conduct such hunting only in deer management zones determined by the
    Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to be overpopulated and only in accordance with and pursuant to the wildlife management principles and practices established by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection[/QUOTE]

    Now we just need this part clarified ... which zones will DEEP include
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    Sunday Hunting

    I saw a deer management zone map posted on another website which showed that zones 2 & 3 would be excluded from Sunday hunting. I don't know if that's changed or not but we'll see soon enough, I guess.

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    I've seen that map as well but I'm not one to trust what the media puts out. Wish DEEP would say the zones soon so we know what doors to knock on.


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    Good news. Worse comes to worse I can hunt my own property on a Sunday when I have free time.

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    Read it the way its written on the bill it says management areas

    AN ACT AUTHORIZING BOW AND ARROW HUNTING ON CERTAIN PRIVATE PROPERTY ON SUNDAYS.
    To authorize Sunday hunting of deer with bow and arrow on private property provided such property is in a deer management zone and such hu
    nting is done in accordance with certain wildlife management principles.


    The way i see it it will be zones 11 and 12
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    The Office of Legislative Research analysis report that available for legislators to base there votes on state the following:

    "DEEP has identified 13 deer management zones throughout the state, and currently estimates that 11 of the zones are overpopulated. DEEP considers a zone overpopulated if it has at least 20 deer per square mile."

    http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/BA/2015HB...R000576-BA.htm

    I believe Sunday hunting will be implemented in most of the state, not just 11 and 12. The map that was published by a new organization shows only zones 2 and 3 would be exempt from Sunday hunting due to low density. What makes me skeptical of that map is the knowledge that part of zone 7 is still being managed to increase the population due to low density, yet by the map, would be included in Sunday hunting as an over populated area. It just doesn't make sense.

    I do wish DEEP would clarify the designated zones.





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    I find it hard to believe that just 2 and 3 would be restricted when they split area 4 into an A and B and reduce your tags in one of the zones. I guess we'll see what happens


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