Friday, March 06, 2009

Protect Connecticut's Ban on Sunday hunting - Oppose H.B. 6553

Please contact your state representative and ask them to oppose Sunday Hunting (H.B. 6553) in Connecticut. 

Hunters already have the woods to themselves six days a week during the hunting season. It seems only fair that other outdoor users should have one day a week when they feel safe to venture outdoors without fear of being struck by a stray arrow or bullet.

Find your representative through the State of Connecticut Districts Website.

Here is a sample letter:

Representative <First Name> <Last Name>
Legislative Office Building
Room,
Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Representative <Last Name>,

Please oppose H.B. 6553, which would lift Connecticut's long-standing ban on Sunday hunting.
Hunters already have the woods to themselves six days a week during the hunting season. It seems only fair that other outdoor users should have one day a week when they feel safe to venture outdoors without fear of being struck by a stray arrow or bullet.
Please vote NO on H.B. 6553. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

<Your Name Here>
<Your Address Here>
<Your City, State and Zip Here>

4 comments:

Jack said...

As a deer hunter and mountain biker I don't understand why there is opposition to this bill. It's archery only on private land. A nonhunter has never been shot by a bowhunter in CT. Hunters and mountain bikers should be able to share the woods 7 days a week.

Mark said...

I am afraid of the precedence that it sets. If it passes, what's next? Hunting on Sundays on Public Lands? Just look at what happened at Huntington SP. The last refuge in Fairfield County is now open to hunting. While I ride during hunting season, and I am sure you can tell by reading my blog that I wear plenty of blaze orange and bells, I am always a little nervous riding in the fall.

Anonymous said...

Hunting should be allowed on private land on Sundays with the permission of the landowner. The deer population is way too high, especially in Fairfield County. Bowhunting is extremely safe, and has less environmental impact than mt. bikes.

Mark said...

Bow hunting is never going to control the deer population. If you want to control the population you need to do it professionally and systematically. All this rhetoric about how hunting is so good for animal control is bullshit.

Similarly, your comment about mountain biking is also uninformed and narrow minded. While I do admit that there are some that build illegal trails and build stunts, there is a larger population that believe in and practice proactive maintenance of the trails. When have you ever seen a hunter do trail maintenance? Or for that matter be concerned about?