Road Incident Changes Vote on Crossbow Bill
When Kansas Rep. Anthony Brown first saw the bill to allow crossbow hunting for deer, elk, antelope and wild turkey - he voted no. That was Tuesday morning, by Wednesday he was ready to change his vote. Tuesday evening driving home in his truck he collided with a large doe. The responding officer said this was his second deer related car accident that night. With this new insight Brown went in Wednesday with a yes vote on the crossbow bill.
The bill at first was written for hunters with disabilities, that could not use a compound or traditional bow and would be able to hunt with the crossbow. Wednesday the bill was edited so any hunter could use a crossbow for hunting deer, elk, antelope and wild turkey. It passed the house with a 101-22 vote. If it passes the senate's votes it will become a law, and the number of crossbow permits will be decided by the secretary of wildlife and parks. From CJOnline.com.