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Sunday deer hunting bill clears house

HARTFORD, Conn. – Property owners in areas of the state overpopulated by deer would be permitted to hunt the animals with bows on Sundays under legislation approved by the House Thursday night.

The bill cleared the chamber on a 111-30 vote after a short debate around 11 p.m.

Sunday bowhunting drew strong support from Republicans in the House, who succeeded in passing a similar bill last year. That bill was never acted upon by the Senate.

This year’s legislation is more restrictive. It only allows the Sunday hunting in “deer management zones” approved by the state Energy and Environmental Protection Department. The agency backed the legislation as a deer population control measure.

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