pstrongOur statersquo;s deer will continue to have one day a week to live in peace instead of in fear of being bloodied thanks to Connecticut legislators in the Senate who killed a Sunday bow-hunting bill Wednesday evening./strong/ppThe bill, which was approved by the House last week, would have allowed property owners in areas of Connecticut that the Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection claims are overpopulated by deer to hunt the animals with bows.nbsp;img alt=”” src=”/sites/default/files/deer_9.jpg” style=”width: 250px; height: 188px; margin: 8px; float: right;” //ppldquo;Itrsquo;s gratifying news,rdquo; said Friends of Animalsrsquo; president Priscilla Feral, adding that if the DEEP was not dependent on licensed hunters for its budget, it might be more considerate of the majority of the statersquo;s population who are non-hunters.nbsp;/ppConnecticut residents who huntmdash;there were 46,000 in 2011mdash;comprise just 1.3 percent of the statersquo;s total population.nbsp;/ppldquo;How can so few people want a majority opinion or think they can have a monopoly on public policy,rdquo; Feral said. ldquo;Bow hunting on Sundays must remain illegal so that Connecticut continues to have one day per week for nonhunters to enjoy the outdoors without having to contend with hunters. Real progress will be made when hunting of all our statersquo;s wildlife is prohibited altogether.rdquo;/ppFoA is opposed to controlling free-living animals through hunting or birth control. Most of DEEPrsquo;s deer density data is in fact outdated. Only three zones were surveyed in 2013 to determine deer densitymdash;all other zones were surveyed eight years ago in 2006./ppThe DEEPrsquo;s idea of deer overpopulation is not based on sciencemdash;it is propaganda from an agency that is wedded to every licensed hunter who is their client.nbsp;/pdivnbsp;/div