Deer Hunting Season Opens In Connecticut

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Time for local deer to run and hide,  it’s the start of deer hunting season.

The Department Of Energy And Environmental Protection has reissued warnings to hunters, including that they should wear bright-colored clothing, they should not hunt on private property without permission, and they need to have all the proper deer tags and permits.

It’s only day one, and DEEP’s Environmental Conservation Officers say they’ve been busy.

“Our officers have made several arrests for several types of illegal hunting activity. One of our officers arrested a hunter that was violating some wildlife laws and was a convicted felon with a firearm,” Col. Kyle Overture, commander of DEEP’s Environmental Conservation Police, said.

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  • David Eller

    Dear FOX 61,

    Your story covering the opening day of Deer season was deplorable. You presented nothing positive about hunting or hunters such as the “hunters for the hungry” program, the thousands of hunters who hunt responsibly, and the fact that hunters pay an enormous amount in fees to the state for hunting licenses and to local businesses buying equipment. What you did show was old footage of hunters committing criminal acts. I doubt any of this footage is from Connecticut. I was a long time FOX 61 News viewer but no longer. I’m sure there are many others that feel the way I do but you won’t hear from them but they will stop watching FOX 61. The only way out of this would be for you to produce a story about the positive aspects of hunting. Some suggestions; the training required for hunters to get a license, hunters donating food through “hunters for the hungry”, the fact that many clubs around the state teach gun safety to both hunters and non hunters every year and include an apology for portraying hunting in such a negative light.

    David Eller