hunting http://wnpr.org en Japan Says It Will Temporarily Scale Back Whale Hunt http://wnpr.org/post/japan-says-it-will-temporarily-scale-back-whale-hunt Japan says it will kill fewer whales when its seasonal Pacific hunt begins next week and will only observe whales in the Antarctic, after a U.N. court ordered it to stop taking the marine mammals from the Southern Ocean.<p>Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said the Pacific catch target would be lowered to about 210 from the current 380. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:18:01 +0000 Scott Neuman 20387 at http://wnpr.org Japan Says It Will Temporarily Scale Back Whale Hunt For Connecticut Deer, Sunday May No Longer Be a Day of Rest http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-deer-sunday-may-no-longer-be-day-rest <p>The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection hasn't done a statewide estimate for about five years, but at last count, there were around 120,000 deer in Connecticut, with the largest concentrations in Fairfield County.</p><p>DEEP officials said the numbers are getting out of control, and voiced their support for a legislative&nbsp;proposal that would&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">expand deer hunting in Connecticut.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 Patrick Skahill 18588 at http://wnpr.org For Connecticut Deer, Sunday May No Longer Be a Day of Rest Outdoor Show Reopens Under New Management: The NRA http://wnpr.org/post/outdoor-show-reopens-under-new-management-nra Last year, organizers of one of the nation's largest outdoor shows tried to <a href="http://blog.pennlive.com/pa-sportsman/2013/01/eastern_sports_and_outdoor_show_organizer_decides_no_tactical_rifles_in_2013_show.html">ban certain guns</a> in the wake of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:14:00 +0000 Ben Allen 16423 at http://wnpr.org Outdoor Show Reopens Under New Management: The NRA Winter Storm Warning Continues; Pothole Problems http://wnpr.org/post/winter-storm-warning-continues-pothole-problems <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lTnpnm9brhs?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:01:22 +0000 Teri McCready 15752 at http://wnpr.org Falconers Among Us http://wnpr.org/post/falconers-among-us <p>The popular &quot;Saturday Night Live&quot; skit performed by Will Forte introduced us to falconers but hunters in Connecticut actually practice this centuries-old sport. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has federal guidelines for states which then set up their own regulations. <a href="http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2700&amp;Q=323360" target="_blank">Connecticut legalized falconry in 2005.</a></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:56:48 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 5615 at http://wnpr.org Falconers Among Us State May Loosen Some Sunday Hunting Restrictions http://wnpr.org/post/state-may-loosen-some-sunday-hunting-restrictions <p></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:49:04 +0000 Jeff Cohen 682 at http://wnpr.org State May Loosen Some Sunday Hunting Restrictions http://wnpr.org/post/state-may-loosen-some-sunday-hunting-restrictions-0 <p>In Connecticut, hunting on Sundays is prohibited. But as WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, a law now being considered may change that. State law pretty much forbids Sunday hunting.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In fact, just possessing a hunting implement in the open on a Sunday is evidence that you've broken the law. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"It's an old blue law, it's been in effect I don't know how long, forever and ever, I guess." That's Robert Crook, the executive director of the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen.</span></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:49:04 +0000 Jeff Cohen 6584 at http://wnpr.org Bear Problems on the Rise in Connecticut; Could a Bear-Hunting Season Be Far Off? http://wnpr.org/post/bear-problems-rise-connecticut-could-bear-hunting-season-be-far <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Heather/Bear%20Problems%20on%20the%20Rise.mp3</p><p></p><p>Encounters between humans and bears are on the rise in Connecticut, and some of them could be dangerous. That’s prompting environmental officials to consider allowing a regular bear-hunting season for the first time ever in the state. WNPR’s Neena Satija reports.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:27:15 +0000 Neena Satija 4762 at http://wnpr.org Bear Problems on the Rise in Connecticut; Could a Bear-Hunting Season Be Far Off?