Sunday bow-hunting passage ends a political saga June 3, 2015 Connecticut

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Sunday bow-hunting passage ends a political saga June 3, 2015 Connecticut, The CT Mirror 
... a 20-year story of close calls, colorful personalities and hardball politics, concluded Wednesday with final passage by the Senate of legislation allowing the bow hunting of deer on private property on Sundays... The Senate voted 28 to 8 to approve the bill. It now goes to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ...
     ...  one of the main opponents of the measure in past years, former state Sen. Don Williams, is no longer the Senate president, he said. Three years ago, the state lifted its long-standing ban on Sunday liquor sales, leaving the hunting ban as one of the few remaining Sunday restrictions...
     Connecticut OKs Sunday bow hunting June 3, 2015 foxct.com
     ... Sunday deer hunting by bow and arrow on private property in certain deer management zones in Connecticut beginning this October ...  hunting with a bow and arrow on private land in overpopulated deer management zones ...
     Connecticut OKs Sunday deer hunting, sends bill to governor June 3, 2015 San Francisco Gate
... The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection ... estimates 11 are currently overpopulated, which means they have at least 20 deer per square mile... "... They've been arguing it reduces Lyme disease. I think that's irresponsible and reckless to say that because it's not true," ...Annie Hornish ...

... Over the last decade, the state has done a lot to cull deer populations. It's increased bag limits, created longer hunting windows, and a January crossbow season, but in certain areas of Connecticut, the deer still flourish...  Jacobson said the target deer population is about 20 per square mile...


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