PA 10-99—sSB 207

Environment Committee

Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE HUNTING OF DEER BY REVOLVER AND ESTABLISHING CERTAIN CREDITS TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES

SUMMARY: This act requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) commissioner to issue permits allowing hunters to use guns that (1) fire cartridges of at least . 357 caliber and (2) have a barrel length less than 12 inches (revolvers) to hunt deer on private land annually between November 1 and December 31. The fee is $5.

The land must consist of at least 10 acres and either be owned by the hunter or by someone who consents to the hunter using it for that purpose. The hunter must be a state resident.

The hunting is subject to the private land deer permit bag limit established by the commissioner.

The act also requires the DEP commissioner to reserve a credit for anyone who purchased certain licenses, stamps, permits, or tags between October 1, 2009 and April 14, 2010. The credit is the difference between the amount paid for the license purchased between October 1, 2009 and April 14, 2010 and the amount charged on or after October 1, 2010, and will be applied against the fee for any license, permit, or tag purchased on or after October 1, 2010. It appears that the credit may be used any time after October 1, 2010.

PA 09-3, June Special Session, increased these fees as of October 1, 2009. PA 10-3 decreased the fees as of its effective date (April 14, 2010).

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

FEE CREDITS

Table 1: Sportsman's Fees, Difference to be Credited

License

October 1, 2009-April 14, 2010 Fee

Current Fee

Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp

$15

$13

Resident firearms hunting

28

19

Resident fishing

40

28

One-day resident marine fishing

15

5

Resident all-waters fishing

50

32

Resident combination (inland waters fishing and firearms hunting)

56

38

Resident combination (marine water fishing and firearms hunting)

50

25

Resident combination (all waters fishing and firearms hunting)

60

38

Resident combination (all waters fishing and bow and arrow hunting)

84

65

Resident firearms supersport (all waters fishing, firearms hunting, and wild turkey in spring on private land)

116

80

Resident archery supersport (all waters fishing, bow and arrow hunting, and wild turkey on private land in spring)

104

82

Resident trapping

50

34

Resident junior trapping

15

11

Junior firearms hunting

15

11

Firearms permit

28

19

Resident bow and arrow hunting

60

41

Bow and arrow hunting (age 12-16)

26

19

Non-resident firearms hunting

134

91

Non-resident inland waters fishing

80

55

Non-resident inland waters fishing, 3-day

32

22

Non-resident marine fishing

60

15

Non-resident marine fishing, 3-day

24

8

Non-resident all waters fishing

100

63

Non-resident combination (firearms hunting and inlands fishing)

176

110

Non-resident combination (firearms hunting and all waters fishing)

190

120

Non-resident combination (firearms hunting and marine fishing)

170

94

Non-resident firearms permit

100

68

Non-resident bow and arrow hunting

200

135

Duplicate license

15

11

Organized hound pack hunting

70

48

Wild game or wild game bird breeding

42

27

Fur buying (non-resident)

84

55

Fur buying (authorized agent of resident)

56

35

Bait dealer

100

63

Private shooting preserve

100

63

Turkey stamp

28

19

Migratory game bird

15

13

Salmon stamp

56

28

Wild turkey permit

28

19

Hunting dog training area

28

18

Field dog trial

15

9

Field dog trial (state land)

56

35

Field dog trial (private land)

28

18

Taxidermy

168

105

Scientific or educational collection of crustaceans

40

25

OLR Tracking: JK: KM: PF: DF