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Thread: DEEP: Notice of Intent to Amend Hunting and Trapping Regs

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    DEEP: Notice of Intent to Amend Hunting and Trapping Regs

    I didn't see this until this morning after someone posted about going to the forum but you can still submit input via the web:



    http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2586&Q=576336

    Notice of Intent

    In accordance with the provisions of Section 4-168(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) the Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection hereby gives notice of his attention to amend regulations concerning Hunting and Trapping.

    Public comment period (CGS section 4-168(a)(1)(A))
    The public comment period concerning the proposed amendments to the hunting and trapping regulations is now open and will continue until March 10, 2016.

    Detailed description of the proposed regulation (CGS section 4-168(a)(1)(B))
    The proposed amendments are intended to: remove the "long-rifle" limitation on the array of
    .22 caliber rimfire ammunition to be used for hunting on State-owned lands; allow junior pheasant hunting training days on both State and private land; make provisions for the hunting of chukar and Hungarian partridge consistent with the pheasant hunting season; allow the hunting season for grey squirrels to begin on September pt and continue through February 2gth eliminating the currently divided season; eliminate the prohibition on the taking of wild birds or mammals during the spring wild turkey season for those species for which there is no closed season, and for those species that have a spring hunting season; require the use of steel-shot when coot, snipe, or rail hunting;clarify when a person needs to register a deer; reduce the daily and season bag limits for the taking of snapping turtles; update regulations regarding permits for the transportation and disposal of vehicle killed deer to be consistent with statutes; and eliminate the need for permits for the transportation and disposal of deer carcasses by highway departments.

    Statement of the purpose for which the regulations are proposed (CGS section 4-168(a)(1)(C)) The proposed amendments are intended to update current regulations which govern the sport of hunting and trapping.

    Statutory authority for the proposed regulations (CGS section 4-168(a)(1)(D)) Proposed Amendments to Sections 26-48a, 26-55, 26-57, 26-66, and 26-86a.


    Availability of the proposed amendments, small business impact statement, and fiscal impact statement (CGS section 4-168(a)(1)(E))
    The public may view the proposed amendments, small business impact, and fiscal impact statement online at https://eregulations.ct.gov/eRegsPortal/ or by calling (860) 424-3011.

    Public Hearing and/or submission of comments (CGS section 4-168(a)(1)(F))
    All interested persons are invited to express their views on the proposed regulations at the following public hearing:

    February 25, 2016 at 6:00pm
    Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
    Gina McCarthy Auditorium, 79 Elm Street
    Hartford, Connecticut 06106

    Persons may also choose to present their views regarding the proposed regulations in writing by submitting comments online at https://eregulations.ct.gov/eRegsPortal/ ; emailing to DEEP.Wildlife@ct.gov ; or mailing them to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. Based on public comment, proposed measures may be adjusted to meet the objective of the proposal. All comments will be will be posted on the Secretary of State's website and will be available to the public.

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    Super Moderator Dive4Blood's Avatar
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    Looks like they are going to allow .22 mags on state land, which is nice for people that own one already, but your not gaining anything over the 17 wsm.

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    I would like to see them remove the rimfire stricture on state land period. Why is a person with a valid permit to carry limited on state land? Also why not allow centerfire rifles for varmint hunting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbore442001 View Post
    I would like to see them remove the rimfire stricture on state land period. Why is a person with a valid permit to carry limited on state land? Also why not allow centerfire rifles for varmint hunting?
    We'd all love to see that but centerfire rifles will never fly in this state.
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    I just checked the state website.

    It appears that the state did not remove the "long rifle" provision in the regulations. Damn



    https://eregulations.ct.gov/eRegsPor...E-6B482445EA48}

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    It would be nice if they would let us carry a firearm while bow hunting due to the population of bear aND coyote in our state.

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