extends the fall turkey hunting seasonWhile efforts failed to extend Sunday hunting private lands with the written permission of the landowner or allowing for bow hunting on municipally owned land on Sundays, the Connecticut State DEP endorsed Sunday hunting as a needed management tool for the first time in 2005, and reports that it will be priority legislation next year |
allows for trapping of coyotes
establishes a “Bonus Buck” program that allows sportsmen who check three antlerless deer to obtain an either-sex tag for use in the same season
clarifies the non-toxic shot regulations according to federal standards
The purchase of .50 caliber firearms remains legal; target shooters and hunters sporting may still purchase longguns [rifles/shotguns] without going through a registration process
Noisy boaters will have to face stiffer penalties if they refuse to submit to a motorboat sound test
People with suspended or revoked safe boating certificates are prohibited from operating motor boats
New penalties are established for evading law enforcement officers while driving a boat.