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

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Resident Nancy Jankowski is concerned because the state is allowing bow hunting in Collis P. Huntington State Park, located in Redding, Bethel and Newtown.
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21 - 40 of 105 Comments Last updated Sep 13, 2012
adaven

Yonkers, NY

#24 Oct 28, 2008
These anti-hunting comments are jokes, right? I mean somebody really funny out there has to be making these up. Screams. Murder. The urban forest now the Killing Fields. It's all Halloween-themed, right? Thanks for the laughs on this rainy day!
Stop Complaining

Newtown, CT

#25 Oct 28, 2008
You residents with these big houses that border state park and complain that your expensive flowers are being destroyed by the deer are the same people out there complaining about hunting. You are also the ones that have displaced the deer from their habitat (i.e. your big pools, flower gardens, etc.).

Would you like having a big housing development in your backyard or a landfill. Be happy you border a state park and let the state (the ones who own it) manage it properly. Enjoy the park and don't worry about the bowhunters. They do not flig arrows all over the place. Shots are within 20 yards and from a elevated position. In fact, most hunters want to get away from the hikers, etc. Talk to them and you will find that they are not mean people and care about the quarry they are after.

Too may of you against hunting are not educated on this subject to know what you are talking about. There are more dangers out there for you pets and grandchildren.
Yankee Fan 1923

Saint Petersburg, FL

#26 Oct 28, 2008
I think it is good that this is happening. Deer population has risen. We need to control it. Yes I agree the signs need to be bigger. As a hunter myself I positive shots with what ever Im using. Hunters take a positive shot we dont shoot at something unless it is what we want. Yes there is concern there on the perimiter they set but like i said positivre shots. Thanks to the people that made this happen let us responsible hunters take care of the population in the park.
aidsfromatoilets eat

New Haven, CT

#27 Oct 28, 2008
They should open Kennedy Park to bowhunting.
Not Bambi

Ridgefield, CT

#28 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...
Deer kill more people than any other animal in the US. They run out in the road, and cause thousands of accidents. They also carry ticks.
I live along a state forest and wish they would promote hunting there.
Why why why

Prospect, CT

#29 Oct 28, 2008
Why do we need to control deer and not people? People are the problem now deer. We are invading their space. Hunt criminals, murders, illegals and stupid people. How do we know mexicans don't taste as good as deer till we try it.
Not_a_friend

Jersey City, NJ

#30 Oct 28, 2008
Everyone should be concerned! Bow hunting, for starters, is the most INHUMANE way to hunt - if the hunter is not dead on, the animal can suffer for hours and even days.

Bow Hunting Deer is NOT a resolution to the lyme disease issues in CT. A deer tick can be found on mice,squirrells, birds and all other animals in the area. It is called a deer tick, but that does NOT mean that they only latch on and are carried by deer (I'm so sick of the ignorance involved on this subject).

An inexperienced hunter could cause massive damage to pets and humans alike. If you have a permit you can hunt - there is nothing anywhere that tests the accurrace of a hunter's aim and/or target ability.

Watch out people - keep your pets and kids inside during these hours. Better yet, write to your congress person - go above heads, make waves and be heard. the squeaky wheel gets the oil! Good luck
Tar-Heel

Exeter, NH

#32 Oct 28, 2008
Not_a_friend wrote:
Everyone should be concerned! Bow hunting, for starters, is the most INHUMANE way to hunt - if the hunter is not dead on, the animal can suffer for hours and even days.
Bow Hunting Deer is NOT a resolution to the lyme disease issues in CT. A deer tick can be found on mice,squirrells, birds and all other animals in the area. It is called a deer tick, but that does NOT mean that they only latch on and are carried by deer (I'm so sick of the ignorance involved on this subject).
An inexperienced hunter could cause massive damage to pets and humans alike. If you have a permit you can hunt - there is nothing anywhere that tests the accurrace of a hunter's aim and/or target ability.
Watch out people - keep your pets and kids inside during these hours. Better yet, write to your congress person - go above heads, make waves and be heard. the squeaky wheel gets the oil! Good luck
BINGO, what did I tell you. GLOOM AND DOOM from our NYC animal rights loons.

The same lies they published 3 years ago when Bennetts pond state park was open to bowhunting. You will have injured deer with arrows sticking out of them, children will be in danger, hikers will be killed and so on.

So, the people of Ridgefield trusted the state biologists and seen this was all a lie. Hunting is safer than playing football, and the facts prove that.

The thing that burns up these loons is that the VOTERS (non-hunters) are not buying into the gloom and doom talk. They are approving and allowing bowhunters onto properties more and more. The fact is the overpopulation of deer are destroying our forests, and increasing lyme disease rates. Yes, we know deer do not carry lyme disease, they carry hundreds of those little ticks that do into your yards. The deer are like cruise ships in the ocean, the ticks use them to feed and travel. How many ticks can a bird or squirrel carry compared to a deer? That is like comparing a row boat to the Titanic. You lose that argument.

So, lets hear some more gloom and doom you nuts. It's not working
HEAVY PETTING ZOO

Danbury, CT

#33 Oct 28, 2008
Tar-Heel wrote:
BINGO, what did I tell you. GLOOM AND DOOM from our NYC animal rights loons....
first...that "loon" word is always a signifier, Tar...it's like a bell ringing on a cow, you should find some new buzz words.

second, you do realize that a good portion of the people passionate about animal rights....are young kids, and sensitive chicks, right? take off the gloves, nugent.

here's the deal...I'm a "flexitarian"...I eat meat, not often, usually only when I've prepared it myself. There's no reason to equate eating it with "manliness"...heart attacks, slim jims stuck to your intestines since 1987, not so manly. fast food ruined the American family unit...I won't eat it.

here's your argument-ender, tar...to be used whenever someone lets their passion get the best of their reason,(as in, the newly vegetarian)....

VEGETARIANISM IS RACIST.

many cultures base their entire economy around hunting, and utilizing what's left over from dinner. to deny them this is racism.

take it tar, use it well...this coming from someone who eats "facon" and "soy"...as well as the occasional pork chop.
joe the plumber

New Milford, CT

#34 Oct 28, 2008
i was plannin on pickin up some mexicans at kennedy park, and pay them 10$ an hour to walk around that there
park in a deer outfit.
one race

Southington, CT

#35 Oct 28, 2008
soo many bi-lingual people getting the da##mn jobs
ILLEGAL THE PLUMBER

Danbury, CT

#36 Oct 28, 2008
joe the plumber wrote:
i was plannin on pickin up some mexicans at kennedy park, and pay them 10$ an hour to walk around that there
park in a deer outfit.
why don't you just pick 'em up on beaver instead of your usual ladyboys? BANG, BANG, sailor!
aidsfromatoilets eat

New Haven, CT

#37 Oct 28, 2008
HEAVY PETTING ZOO wrote:
fast food ruined the American family unit...
I agree that fast food is garbage, but that's the gayest thing I've read all day.

You're an idiot.
Jim From Woodbury

United States

#39 Oct 28, 2008
Why why why wrote:
Why do we need to control deer and not people? People are the problem now deer. We are invading their space. Hunt criminals, murders, illegals and stupid people. How do we know mexicans don't taste as good as deer till we try it.
I have not laughed like this in a long time! Thanks.. Very funny!
PKJAY

Ridgefield, CT

#40 Oct 28, 2008
Not_a_friend wrote:
Everyone should be concerned! Bow hunting, for starters, is the most INHUMANE way to hunt - if the hunter is not dead on, the animal can suffer for hours and even days.
Bow Hunting Deer is NOT a resolution to the lyme disease issues in CT. A deer tick can be found on mice,squirrells, birds and all other animals in the area. It is called a deer tick, but that does NOT mean that they only latch on and are carried by deer (I'm so sick of the ignorance involved on this subject).
An inexperienced hunter could cause massive damage to pets and humans alike. If you have a permit you can hunt - there is nothing anywhere that tests the accurrace of a hunter's aim and/or target ability.
Watch out people - keep your pets and kids inside during these hours. Better yet, write to your congress person - go above heads, make waves and be heard. the squeaky wheel gets the oil! Good luck
All you hear is deer carry Lyme. YES other animals carry them as well . Bee sting kills as do mosquitoes for west nile and so and so on. Lyme is just an unproven excuse to hunt. Ignorance is exactly what it is. Where is governor RELL on this she was behind Huntington state park and the taxpayers payed for the upgrade and now they are going to hunt while people are flocking to that area!!! Purely disgusting and backwards thinking!!
derbydoll

United States

#41 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.[/QUOT
I don't object to rifles for target shooting or hunting but in my area in any direction you point a stray bullet would go thru 5 houses.
nfjs

Brooklyn, NY

#42 Oct 28, 2008
Iron Horse wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you mean the same bike riders that do all the volunteer work to keep the trails safe and clear?
Probably not. The ones who maintain, like hikers, probably respect the place and other people.
S Munroe

Bronx, NY

#43 Oct 28, 2008
I hike in Huntington frequently and love the place. I also love deer and unfortunately have seen only 2 or 3 in the dozens of times hiking there this year. The place is hardly overrun with the animals. Aside from being appalled at the thought of such a cruel way of killing these lovely animals, I am angered that the state would allow these dangers for the visitors like myself who enjoy this park so much.
Tar-Heel

Exeter, NH

#44 Oct 28, 2008
PKJAY wrote:
<quoted text>
All you hear is deer carry Lyme. YES other animals carry them as well . Bee sting kills as do mosquitoes for west nile and so and so on. Lyme is just an unproven excuse to hunt. Ignorance is exactly what it is. Where is governor RELL on this she was behind Huntington state park and the taxpayers payed for the upgrade and now they are going to hunt while people are flocking to that area!!! Purely disgusting and backwards thinking!!
Gov Rell lives in Brookfield and came out before on the deer issue and had said the deer overpopulation is a huge problem and needs to be addressed by the DEP in Fairfield county. So, I guess you can try the president of PETA next to complain to..lol

What you don't understand is that this is being done not for lyme disease issue, its the health of the forest. The deer are destroying the health of the forest and creating a serious situation for the ground nesting birds and over browsing. It's the same reason why the Autobahn, Devils Den and other preserves opened lands to hunting to control deer. Every forest the browse and ground plants improved after hunts.

The DEP had no choice to open this park, it's a management issue and that is what Mrs Rell depends on them to do, make these decisions to save the health of the park.
Tar-Heel

Exeter, NH

#45 Oct 28, 2008
S Munroe wrote:
I hike in Huntington frequently and love the place. I also love deer and unfortunately have seen only 2 or 3 in the dozens of times hiking there this year. The place is hardly overrun with the animals. Aside from being appalled at the thought of such a cruel way of killing these lovely animals, I am angered that the state would allow these dangers for the visitors like myself who enjoy this park so much.
Just because you walk on the hiking path and only seen 3-4 deer your expert opinion is the place is not overpopulated with deer? Explain to us what dangers? You are more likely to get injured by a speeding mountain bikers that invade the "hiking" trails every weekend in droves. Then if you leave the path you may trip over an illegal bike jump/trick bars they constructed with logs that always seem to pop up now in our state parks.

Thank God we rely on educated biologists to manage our parks and not the out of state Starbucks crowd in the BMW's..

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