STATUS UPDATE OF BUDGET BILLS THAT LOWER THE HUNTING AGE FOR DEER AND BEARS

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

DEFEATED PART X OF GOVERNOR’S BUDGET BILL S2508 EMERGES MODIFIED IN PART ZZ OF S2505C/A03005C !

While this isn’t the outcome we wanted to see, it is far better than it would have been without your protest.

First, thank you ALL for speaking out against Cuomo’s inclusion of a lower hunting age for “big game” and the expanded use of crossbows to kill deer and bears. Your calls and email put hunting on the radar of the legislature – including the leadership — andwe encourage you to continue your calls to keep out last-minute insertions of language that would be harmful to wildlife. You can see contact information here:http://lohvny.org/NYActionAlert.html

Part ZZ in S2505C/A03005C WILL STILL LOWER THE HUNTING AGE FOR DEER AND BEARS, ALONG WITH ALLOWING 12 AND 13 YEAR OLDS TO USE CROSSBOWS!BUT WITH MAJOR DIFFERENCES!

Part ZZ counters the Governor’s Part Xin the following…

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