Dear Senator Young And Assemblyman Goodell:

To The Reader’s Forum:

Hunting is important to sportsmen and sportswomen in Chautauqua County.

Our group, Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots, wishes to thank Assemblyman Andy Goodell for legislation he sponsored leading to the passage of legalized rifle hunting in Chautauqua County. Our thanks also are extended to Senator Cathy Young for her skill in facilitating passage of the bill in the Senate. Without advocacy, support, and legislative action from both of them, hunters in Chautauqua County would have been denied the right to use rifles for hunting, a legal right that was available to hunters in the rest of the state.

Deann Nelson,


for the Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots