Bow Hunting in Huntington State Park has Redding resident conce...

Resident Nancy Jankowski is concerned because the state is allowing bow hunting in Collis P. Huntington State Park, located in Redding, Bethel and Newtown. Full Story
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Sh1t-Wit

Woodbridge, CT

#2 Oct 27, 2008
Bow hunting is done "close up"? Why don't these brave hunters just walk up and stab the poor animal to death with an ice pick? Big B R A V E hunter...
nfjs

United States

#3 Oct 28, 2008
I frequently walk in that park. I am not concerned about encounters with hunters. In fact, I'm more concerned with the nutty bike riders speeding down the trails around me.
Needs vs Wants

United States

#4 Oct 28, 2008
I took a walk in the park this weekend, and saw many signs. At the parking lots, there were maps which clearly outlined the areas where hunting was allowed.
If you see a hunter on your property, or too close to your property, ask him to move. Most will do it willingly. If they do not move, call the police department.
jpee

Portsmouth, NH

#6 Oct 28, 2008
I live in Heritage Hills,Somers NY & only WISH they would allow Deer Hunting on this property... We are over run by deer, and #2 they make great eating...

IMurderedBambi

East Hartford, CT

#8 Oct 28, 2008
ert wrote:
What's this world coming too? NOW we cannot enjoy the freedom of the woods and taking a walk wherever we want. Deer hunting is getting way out of control and actually does not prove anything except allowing the hunters to do their trophy hunting and to murder innocent animals! Seems CT loves murdering wildlife whenever they feel. All the excuses they use, make me laugh. Are you going to **** BEES next, mosquitos, mice, woodchucks and Birds. PROBABLY. I use to like living in CT but that is changing very fast due to the greed of the so called DEER WARDENS,DEER HUNTERS and Deer committees which really is a "joke". They think they're god and can make deer **** decisions. On a power trip just like the hunters(which they are) These so called men lack something but I will not mention it here. Wait for the shooting to begin, better duck down when walking in the woods. Hunters are good at shooting humans as well!! Or should I say each other...
People like you are the reason the deer herds are way overpoluated. As soon as your kind here the words HUNT you assume deer hunters are going to just start letting the arrows fly. Bow hunting is an up close type of hunting. Most all of my deer I've murdered were all within 20 yards of my trusty bow.
With the exception of the one that ran off and I just pointed my arrow up to the sky and let it go......hoping it hit a deer far off in the woods.....(roll eyes here)

I think I can tell the difference between a deer and a person, child, dog, cat, or your grandma at 60ft. Gimmie a break.

Don't worry though, I promise I wont do any harm to that special tree you like to strip naked at and hug in the company of all your tree huggin friends.........
.....and the next time you drive down the road and see deer splattered by a car or truck, write to your representative and ask them to close the highways because cars are needlesly murdering deer and other furry little dinner dishes.......
Shes right

Southington, CT

#9 Oct 28, 2008
I was there this weekend and not only did I have to deal with the hunters driving vehicles through the trails(!!!) but also had to explain to my children what that loud buzzing sound followed by what sounded like a scream was. Young children should not be exposed to the killing of animals - period. Either shut down the park when people are hunting or dont allow hunting.
Is this not common sense?
Redding - your setting yourself up for a huge lawsuit here when someone gets hurt.
COIN4

New Fairfield, CT

#10 Oct 28, 2008
Why is hunting being allowed when the park is open to the general public? Aren't there restrictions as to the time hunting is allowed? Is someone checking to make sure these hunters have the right qualifications? This sounds like a recipe for disaster. No one can say that this is 100% safe for the public.
Hunting

Southbury, CT

#11 Oct 28, 2008
Why can't they open stupid people hunting? Stupid people account for 10 times the damage to our lives then deer running around. When we are all done we can go to Kennedy park with deer suits. Rent an illegal and let them go in the park.
Iron Horse

Middlefield, CT

#12 Oct 28, 2008
nfjs wrote:
I frequently walk in that park. I am not concerned about encounters with hunters. In fact, I'm more concerned with the nutty bike riders speeding down the trails around me.
Do you mean the same bike riders that do all the volunteer work to keep the trails safe and clear?
Enough

Ridgefield, CT

#13 Oct 28, 2008
Anyone going into the woods or on trails should be smart enough to wear bright orange. Wal-Mart has jackets, hats and vests. This should be done all year not only to protect yourself from hunters but so you can be located in case of an emergency. Remember to carry your cell phone too.
Miguel

United States

#14 Oct 28, 2008
Why are people still allowed to drive automobiles on Sunset Hill Rd.? This is a lot more dangerous than bowhunting.
Blast Away

Trumbull, CT

#15 Oct 28, 2008
It would be best for all concerned if the state would allow sportsmen to hunt the deer with rifles. Deer are grossly over populated and large scale hunting is the only the solution to this problem.
Tar-Heel

Exeter, NH

#16 Oct 28, 2008
COIN4 wrote:
Why is hunting being allowed when the park is open to the general public? Aren't there restrictions as to the time hunting is allowed? Is someone checking to make sure these hunters have the right qualifications? This sounds like a recipe for disaster. No one can say that this is 100% safe for the public.
We heard the same thing when they opened Bennetts Pond park in Ridgefield to bowhunting, gloom and doom from the animal rights nuts.

Now after the last 3 years of being open how come we have not heard from these local nuts how the bowhunters are going to shoot the dog walkers and hikers?? That is because they have to rely on lies and scare tactics to get people against hunting, the FACTS are bowhunting is a safe and effective tool to manage the deer and protect the forests from over browsing.

Go down to Greenwich and ask the CT Audubon society on how bowhunting saved there forests from deer over browsing to get the facts.
aidsfromatoilets eat

New Haven, CT

#17 Oct 28, 2008
They should open Kennedy Park to bowhunting.
COIN4

New Fairfield, CT

#18 Oct 28, 2008
Tar-Heel wrote:
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We heard the same thing when they opened Bennetts Pond park in Ridgefield to bowhunting, gloom and doom from the animal rights nuts.
Now after the last 3 years of being open how come we have not heard from these local nuts how the bowhunters are going to shoot the dog walkers and hikers?? That is because they have to rely on lies and scare tactics to get people against hunting, the FACTS are bowhunting is a safe and effective tool to manage the deer and protect the forests from over browsing.
Go down to Greenwich and ask the CT Audubon society on how bowhunting saved there forests from deer over browsing to get the facts.
If this is a necessary evil, then so be it. I am just amazed that hunting of any kind around people is allowed.
Max

Danbury, CT

#19 Oct 28, 2008
I understand the need for deer hunting, and I don't eat meat either. I just wish that deer hunting wasn't allowed so many days a week in the park. Why 6 out of 7 days do I have to worry that an arrow might hit me as it's getting dark, however unlikely it may be? I think allowing hunting 1 or 2 days a week would be a much better solution so I could avoid going to the parks those days.
gyj

Ridgefield, CT

#20 Oct 28, 2008
Tar-Heel wrote:
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We heard the same thing when they opened Bennetts Pond park in Ridgefield to bowhunting, gloom and doom from the animal rights nuts.
Now after the last 3 years of being open how come we have not heard from these local nuts how the bowhunters are going to shoot the dog walkers and hikers?? That is because they have to rely on lies and scare tactics to get people against hunting, the FACTS are bowhunting is a safe and effective tool to manage the deer and protect the forests from over browsing.
Go down to Greenwich and ask the CT Audubon society on how bowhunting saved there forests from deer over browsing to get the facts.
Oh I see now they are killing deer because of over browsing!! Also I do not feel I should go to walmart and buy an orange BIB so I do not get shot or arrowed. Wake up America what happened to the days that I can take a nice walk in the woods with my family and dogs without being exposed to hunters. Hunting is a sport if no hunting these "killers of wildlife" would have nothing to do. They need to get rid of their aggression so they murder deer which gives them their adrenaline rush, Have to laugh heart attacks are up with hunters! Do not allow hunting in parks and where people like to take walks. You are taking our freedoms away and using scare tactics of Lyme disease THATS A BUNCH OF BULL!! If there was no deer there would be no hunting, then what would these perverts do? Birds and bees I guess are next. OH i guess the adrenaline rush won't be big enough, sorry!!!
Miguel

United States

#21 Oct 28, 2008
..and of course most people are total lard-butts who never manage to actually go outside for a walk anyway - so if they did not announce on TV that there was hunting none of these people would know it.
gyj

Ridgefield, CT

#22 Oct 28, 2008
Its not hunting its murder. They bait and feed the deer and use scents and deer calls to get them close then arrow them(KILL THEM) up close and shoot as well. Thats not hunting!!Thats animal cruelty in its highest degree!! Its the wimps that hunt. Guess they lost their manly hood a long the way and find killing a animal a way to get it back. They are probably violent men as well.Thats one kind of guy I would stay far away from!!
Tar-Heel

Exeter, NH

#23 Oct 28, 2008
gyj wrote:
Its not hunting its murder. They bait and feed the deer and use scents and deer calls to get them close then arrow them(**** THEM) up close and shoot as well. Thats not hunting!!Thats animal cruelty in its highest degree!! Its the wimps that hunt. Guess they lost their manly hood a long the way and find killing a animal a way to get it back. They are probably violent men as well.Thats one kind of guy I would stay far away from!!
Our resident loon speaks.. No baiting is allowed on state land, so no baiting will take place.

Anything else?? We had to listen to stories from you last time on the hunting issue how that construction company was hunting deer (a total lie).

Call the Audubon society, they will teach you about how the deer destroy the forests and ground nesting birds when they are over populated. Now, they are not the state DEP, I know how you loons like to bash the DEP biologist.

FACTS baby... just the facts.

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