Rep. Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, Kansas, voted against a bill to create a new crossbow hunting season–before he voted for it.
But by the time he returned to the House chamber for final action on the bill, a good-sized doe and “substantial” damage to his pickup truck had changed his mind.
Brown said he collided with the deer in Douglas County on his way home.
“The deputy who was working said it was the second deer-related accident he’d been at that night,” Brown said after switching his vote.
The bill, which would allow crossbow hunting for deer, antelope, elk and wild turkey, was originally written to apply only to people with disabilities that make it difficult for them to use traditional long bows or compound bows. But the version that passed 101-22 had been expanded to include all hunters, disabled or not.