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Legislators Seek Input on Expanding Rifle-Hunting Authorization in Tompkins County

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Legislators Seek Input on Expanding Rifle-Hunting Authorization in Tompkins County

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Legislature invited public comment on whether to seek State authorization to add Tompkins County to those counties in which rifle hunting is permitted for deer and bear.  Hunter safety instructors are among those who have asked the Legislature to reconsider the issue.  In 2013, a similar proposal had been advanced, but failed to be approved by the Legislature.  At the hearing, only two people spoke, both speaking against.  Lisa Dugan said she is vehemently opposed.  “The last thing we need to do is to invite more shooting of any kind,” she said.  Caroline Town Council member Irene Weiser said, “All of our board members thought it was not a good idea,” expressing safety concerns. 

Public Safety Committee Chair Rich John said the hearing’s purpose was to let people talk on the issue, and to make sure entire Legislature had an opportunity to hear about it.  He anticipates his committee will take up the issue next month.