OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 83

AN ACT AUTHORIZING BOW AND ARROW HUNTING ON SUNDAY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

SUMMARY:

This bill permits Sunday deer hunting with a bow and arrow. The hunting (1) must be in accordance with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP) wildlife management principles and practices and (2) cannot take place within 40 yards of a blazed (clearly marked) hiking trail. When the hunting is on private property, the hunter must have the property owner's written consent and carry it during the hunting.

A violation of the Sunday hunting rules is punishable by a fine of between $ 10 and $ 200, imprisonment of up to 60 days, or both (CGS 26-81).

By law, no one is permitted to hunt deer with a bow and arrow without first obtaining a DEEP bow and arrow permit.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

20

Nay

9

(03/21/2012)