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In addition to our primary goal of maintaining CT bowhunting rights, we feel it is important to give something back to our communities in a non-hunting way. This shows the public that sportsmen and women care not only about wildlife management and the environment, but all of mankind as well.
Initiated legislation leading to the addition of two weeks of bowhunting in September.
Initiated the increase of deer tags from two to four.
Initiated a regulation change to allow bowhunting on some private and state land during the shotgun/rifle season on properties where firearms hunting is not allowed.
Initiated an increase of fall archery turkey tags from one to two.
Initiated theopening of some state lands for bowhunting which had been closed.
Involvement in the passage of the "Hunters For Hungry" legislation.
Involvement in unlimited doe tags in some counties
Involvement to defeat a season closure bill.
Involvement to defeat a 6% tax implied on Connecticut sportsman.
Involvement to defeat various buffer zone proposals which would have eliminated a large percentage of hunting habitat.
Involvement to defeat a license increase bill.
Involvement in various municipalities trying to restrict hunting rights.
Other Successes of the UBC
Hunters for the Hungry
As mentioned above, the UBC, along with other sportsmen's groups, was instrumental in the passage and implementation of the Hunters for the Hungry program in CT. We gave extensive testimony, lobbied our representatives and have been active in the committee, which directs the program. In 1995, the first year, we exceeded our first year goal by facilitating the donation of over 3000 lbs. of meat to soup kitchens and food pantries. To date, we have donated over 33,000 lbs of venison. If you equate ¼ of a pound of meat per meal, that means CT sportsmen have provided 132,000 meals to the needy in CT.
Hunt To Feed
The UBC is a proud sponsor of the Hunt To Feed program, which raises funds to allow any state hunter an avenue to donate venison to which in turn gives directly back to the CT Food Bank and various other non-profit organizations.
To learn more the program and how you could assist either through venison or monetary donations, please visit Hunt To Feed.
Hunter Appreciation Day
Hunter Appreciation Day was an event held where UBC members and other volunteers comb our local forests and parks picking up whatever trash that has been left behind by those less considerate of our environment. This program has had a very positive impact on CT’s forests and parks – over a three-year period we were able to collect and properly dispose of over 4 tons of trash.
We were awarded the DEP Green Circle Award from our efforts with this program. This is a great way to show the non-hunting public that the hunting community makes positive contributions to our natural resources that everyone enjoys.
St. Judes Children's Research Hospital
We have raised over $212,000 for St Judes Children’s Research Hospital. This is was done through an our annual "Shoot-a-Thon s" where archers accumulate monetary pledges for points, then target shoot (paper or 3D) for scores at a range or club. They can shoot at a special St. Judes shoot or at any 3D club shoot. The positive public relations we receive from this can not be overemphasized. People from all walks of life have commented on the effort and results of the United Bowhunters of Connecticut of this cause. We have received letters from Danny Thomas's wife, heard Randy Owens of the country musical group Alabama speak about our efforts, and have read about our efforts in Bowhunter Magazine. Most importantly, we have heard from the kids themselves who are patients at St. Judes, who have shared with us their thanks for our relationship with the St. Judes Children's Hospital. $167,000 is a significant amount of money for any organization to raise and makes it extra special when you consider it came exclusively from Connecticut bowhunters.
The U.B.C. has continually shown a strong presence in the Connecticut legislature and is dedicated to lobbying for your bowhunting rights and the rights of all Connecticut sportsmen.
We are a young, strong and ACTIVE organization. Since our formulation in 1990, the U.B.C. has become a major legislative force concerning sportsmen’s issues.
This is all done with limited resources derived from memberships. We need your support to maintain this strength.
Help us protect the future of bowhunting and your American Heritage.