State Quietly Laying Plans For a Bear-Hunt LotteryJan 11th, 2012 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news | Category: Featured Story, Wildlife
Connecticut wildlife officials have quietly drafted plans for a bear-hunt lottery — a way of deciding who gets to kill a limited number of the animals — and the plan is being reviewed this week by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office.
The plan could be the first volley in a fight that would ensue long before the first bear lopes into the crosshairs of a rifle scope. Animal activists vow to fight any development that would inch the state closer to a hunt.
For a list of black bear sightings in Connecticut for the past year, visit http://www.depdata.ct.gov/wildlife/sighting/bearsight.asp.
For more on this story, visit: Bear Hunt: State Officials Review Proposal For A Bear Hunt Lottery – Courant.com.