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Extend the muzzle-loading season by 6 days

Posted 20 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Editor:

I propose that muzzle-loading season in the NYS southern hunting zone be extended by six days. This year it would have taken the season end date from Dec. 17 to Dec. 23.

I am calling on hunting clubs, conservation groups and interested parties to discuss and hopefully support this proposal. I feel the overabundance of the deer population could be answered in part by this simple extension. It would give muzzle enthusiasts more opportunity to enjoy their particular sport and to put meat on the table.

A petition in support of this change is available for signing at the at most town clerk’s offices in Orleans County. For inquiries or more information, contact Kenneth Capurso at (585) 590-0628.

Right now muzzleloader hunters only get eight days to hunt and bow hunters get one month to hunt but they both pay $21 to hunt. I don’t think that is fair.

Muzzle loaders should get a little more time to hunt and have at least two full weeks, starting the day after the regular season which is the shotgun season. This would apply for deer hunting in the southern zone of NYS.

Kenneth J. Capurso
Albion