TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Kansas lawmaker says a run-in with a deer made him see a proposal on crossbow hunting in a new light.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that House Republican Anthony Brown voted Tuesday against a bill creating a crossbow hunting season.
But when the bill came up for a final vote Wednesday, Brown was for it. The measure now goes to the Senate.
Brown says he was driving home from Topeka to the Douglas County town of Eudora on Tuesday night when a collision with a large doe did substantial damage to his truck. He says a deputy told him it was the second deer-related accident he’d worked that night.
The bill would clear the way for Kansas to create a crossbow hunting season for deer, antelope, elk and wild turkey.