Orleans looks to make rifles permanent for big game hunting

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 December 2018 at 11:06 am

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature is seeking to make rifles permanent for big game hunting in Orleans County.

The County Legislature on Feb. 22, 2017 passed a resolution which was later supported by the State Legislature to allow rifles for deer and bear hunting. That authorization will expire on Oct. 1, 2019.

The County Legislature has been asked by the Orleans County Sportsmen Federation to request permission from the state for permanent use of rifles for big game hunting.

County legislators have it on their resolution at the Legislature’s meeting this Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

The County Legislature was presented with a petition signed by about 500 sportsmen two years ago in support of rifles for hunting.

The meeting on Wednesday is at legislative chambers in the top floor of the County Clerks’ Building, 3 South Main St.

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