OLR Bill Analysis
AN ACT AUTHORIZING BOW AND ARROW HUNTING ON SUNDAY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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
Joint Favorable Substitute