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    Post responses from your legislators here

    Use this thread to post responses you received from CT state legislators on issues concerning hunting, fishing and our shooting sports. If a hot issue or push is made on a specific topic (example the recent license increases) we can start a specific thread for all correspondence on that specific issue.

    Here is an example from 2006 in response to an email I sent to MANY legislators on the Sunday hunting issue.

    A reply from Senator Tony Guglielmo whom is a supporter of CT sportsman




    "Sen. Guglielmo, Anthony" <Anthony.Guglielmo@cga.ct.gov> wrote:

    I am a firm supporter of Sunday hunting and have requested the Environment Committee to raise a bill for Sunday hunting.
    Sincerely,
    Senator Guglielmo
    Here is another one from my 2006 letter writing campaing in support of Sunday hunting. Mary Mushinsky who at the time was on the Environmental Committee.

    "Rep. Mushinsky, Mary" <Mary.Mushinsky@cga.ct.gov> wrote:

    Your position does affect me and my family. We worry about hunters as we hike and bird-watch on the blue trails. I feel more comfortable with one safe day. Mary Mushinsky
    This was her response to my inquiry on why she didn't feel safe in the woods except for Sunday.

    "Rep. Mushinsky, Mary" <Mary.Mushinsky@cga.ct.gov> wrote:

    One reason is the couple of times I came across slain dogs. Some hikers don't like to accompany me on trips unless it's Sunday and they are sure they won't have to be in the woods with hunters. Some of these folks bring dogs and I can understand why they're nervous. I have attempted to suggest another version--that DEP designate a few publicized, marked areas for weekend hunting, but the proponents don't want it. Mary M.
    What was interesting in her last comment was that the Sunday hunting bill being proposed was for PRIVATE land only and the landowners could simply not allow Sunday hunting if their land had public hiking trails. Ofcourse she didn't like me reminding her that we had a leash law in the state of CT when on public lands.
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    Wow, I say BS. I've hunted/trapped/fished for over 25 years, spending 150-200 hours in the woods every year. I've not once came across a slain dog. And she has found a couple of them? Funny how the lies they tell to help their cause are always unprovable.

    Just like the wenchbag during the hearing to ban foothold and bodygripping traps (sb994) that said she came across a HUGE LEGHOLD TRAP WITH TEETH just laying on the ground for someone to step in. And to think we (not us personally) elect these a$$holes to office.
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    They have 9 and a half months to enjoy the forest, we get very little time to hunt. They don't care about anyone but themselves after they get elected.

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    I'm writing you to ask for your support of H.B. No. 5129 An act allowing Sunday hunting. I am a lifelong Connecticut resident and an avid hunter. A few years ago, due to financial restraints, I had to take a job that includes working most, if not all Saturdays along with a typical Monday through Friday schedule. This has left me with virtually no time to enjoy hunting, being that Sunday hunting is not allowed. I know dozens of others that are in the same situation. I fear that this is a growing trend among middle class citizens and the future of hunting may be compromised by this. When fathers don't have legal time to take their children hunting and pass on the skill and tradition, it will inevitably by lost by the next generation. Fisherman don't have this issue. Fishing is legal on Sundays. I equate fishing and hunting to be the same for the sake of this argument. If I'm trusted to only take the legal limit of striped bass, regardless what day of the week it is, then why are deer any different? There are only 11 states remaining that don't allow Sunday hunting. A precedent has been set and this outdated restriction needs to be lifted.
    I thank you for your time.

    I only got one response so far.

    From:
    "geoff.luxenberg@cga.ct.gov" <geoff.luxenberg@cga.ct.gov>
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    To: Alex Gust <agust82@sbcglobal.net>
    Alex,

    Thanks for your thoughtful email. I will keep your point of view in mind as I consider my vote.

    All the Best,

    Geoff Luxenberg

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    This is my response from Andrew Maynard concerning HB5158 Sunday Bowhunting

    I'd like to add that for what-ever reason he's been swayed, previous bills about Sunday hunting he's voted Ney on.

    Message follows:

    ************************************************** ****************



    Dear Lloyd,

    Thank you for the kind the words. Please know I will continue to work to
    see it gets passed for all the reasons you stated below and more!

    Best regards,

    Andy

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: senate2K3@senate2k3.cga.state.ct.us
    > [mailto:senate2K3@senate2k3.cga.state.ct.us]
    > Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 11:45 AM
    > To: Somerville, Taylor
    > Subject: H.B. 5158
    >
    > Mr. Maynard,
    >
    > I would like to Thank you for your vote in support of H.B.5185.
    >
    > With work, family, and school commitments, my time in the
    > woods - not just hunting time - is limited. As a sportsman,
    > it is also difficult to access quality hunting areas that are
    > available to me after work hours during allowed hunting
    > times. I'm sure this applies to many fellow hunters. Sunday
    > bow hunting would allow me to get an additional day in the
    > woods during the season, while assisting with deer harvest
    > numbers, consistent with current bag limits.
    >
    > I have heard people express concerns in regards to safety
    > concerns if this bill is passed. Look at the safety record of
    > hunting in Connecticut, especially bow hunting. The accident
    > rate speaks for itself as far as safety is concerned.
    >
    > The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced
    > that with the close of 2010, Connecticut sportsmen enjoyed
    > another safe and productive deer hunting season. More than
    > 64,000 deer hunting permits are issued annually and deer
    > hunters spend nearly 450,000 days afield each year. Two minor
    > incidents were reported, one involving the discharge of a
    > firearm. Another involved an archer who sustained injuries
    > from a fall when setting up a tree stand. No firearms-related
    > injuries were reported during the 2008 and 2009 deer hunting seasons.
    >
    > All of these positives can come from allowing Sunday bow hunting:
    >
    > - Contribute to Conservation, A strong healthy heard, along
    > with a healthier ecosystem. (Which benefits not only the
    > NON-HUNTERS,and HUNTERS, but NON-Game Animals as well).
    > - A boost in the economy, neighboring hunters from out of
    > state will bring increased revenue, as well as more local
    > residents becoming involved because of the extra day.
    > - Sharing the bounty, According to the CT Food Bank, more
    > than 390,000 Connecticut residents are struggling today with
    > hunger. Did you know ONE DEER can feed 200 Hungry People? In
    > Connecticut, donated venison contributed to over 72,000 meals.
    >
    > Thank you again for your support and doing your part to help
    > pass this legislation.
    >
    > Sincerely,
    >
    >
    > Lloyd
    I suffer from seasonal depression.....If it's not hunting season...I'm depressed! -- ME!

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    How do I find the legislators and their e-mails besides those listed in this thread?
    I would love to try and win a few people over....
    The leash law on public land is definitely something to consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinnsolo12 View Post
    How do I find the legislators and their e-mails besides those listed in this thread?
    I would love to try and win a few people over....
    The leash law on public land is definitely something to consider.
    There's a sticky right in this forum with instructions.

    http://www.cthuntingnshooting.com/vB...our-Legislator

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    Dear Dave,

    Thank you for writing and for sharing your thoughts on Sunday hunting.
    While I am not a hunter I do enjoy attending our Game club dinner. I
    have heard from many people for and against this issue and while I have
    not reached a conclusion as of yet, I will definitely keep your thoughts
    in mind as I deliberate. Thanks again and please feel free to contact
    me further on this or any matter that concerns you.

    Sincerely,

    Russ Morin

    Response from my rep Russ Morin

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    Steve Mikutel...just lost a future vote!!

    It is not my intention to support Sunday hunting in its traditional
    sense (i.e. using bullets/arrows). As to the Falconry aspect of the
    bill, I will listen to the testimony given before making up my mind.
    Thank you for bringing your concerns to me.
    Steve


    > To: Rep. Roy, Richard
    > Cc: Rep. Mikutel, Steve; Senator Maynard
    > Subject: A Call to bring H.B. 5158 (COMM) AN ACT AUTHORIZING
    > BOW AND ARROW HUNTING ON SUNDAY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES
    > before the legislative floor for vote
    >
    > Dear Mr. Roy, Mr. Mikutel, and Mr. Maynard,
    >
    > I am writing you to urge you to bring H.B. 5158 to the
    > legislative floor for a vote, and that you support H.B. 5158
    > for the reasons I list below:
    >
    > With work, family, and school commitments, my time in the
    > woods - not just hunting time - is limited. As a sportsman,
    > it is also difficult to access quality hunting areas that are
    > available to me after work hours during allowed hunting
    > times. I'm sure this applies to many fellow hunters. Sunday
    > bow hunting would allow me to get an additional day in the
    > woods during the season, while assisting with deer harvest
    > numbers, consistent with current bag limits.
    >
    > I have heard people express concerns in regards to safety
    > concerns if this bill is passed. Look at the safety record
    > of hunting in Connecticut, especially bow hunting. The
    > accident rate speaks for itself as far as safety is concerned.
    >
    > The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced
    > that with the close of 2010, Connecticut sportsmen enjoyed
    > another safe and productive deer hunting season. More than
    > 64,000 deer hunting permits are issued annually and deer
    > hunters spend nearly 450,000 days afield each year. Two minor
    > incidents were reported, one involving the discharge of a
    > firearm. Another involved an archer who sustained injuries
    > from a fall when setting up a tree stand. No
    > firearms-related injuries were reported during the
    > 2008 and 2009 deer hunting seasons.
    >
    > All of these positives can come from allowing Sunday bow
    > hunting, as well as many more not mentioned here:
    >
    > - Contribute to Conservation, A strong healthy heard, along
    > with a healthier ecosystem. (Which benefits not only
    > the NON-HUNTERS,and HUNTERS, but NON-Game Animals as well).
    > - A boost in the economy, neighboring hunters from out of
    > state will bring increased revenue, as well as more local
    > residents becoming involved because of the extra day.
    > - Sharing the bounty, According to the CT Food Bank, more
    > than 390,000 Connecticut residents are struggling today with hunger.
    >
    > Did you know ONE DEER can feed 200 Hungry People? In
    > Connecticut, donated venison contributed to over 72,000 meals.
    >
    > Respectfully,
    I suffer from seasonal depression.....If it's not hunting season...I'm depressed! -- ME!

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    wow... what a jackass... pardon my french...

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