The controversy over granting a liquor license to a private hunting preserve in Trumbull County has been delayed.  

Vienna Township Trustees are opposed to mixing alcohol sales with guns and hunters at the Candywood Whitetail Ranch, where hunters can pay to shoot various animals on the enclosed property.

On Wednesday, the state granted a 60-day continuance on the permit request because the two sides say they expect to have an agreement to present to the trustees.  

"If they agree to it, then we will have a written and binding agreement with the permit holder to not allow hunters to purchase or participate in the consumption of alcoholic beverages while they are hunting at the premises, which is the basis of the objections," said Attorney Mathew Vansuch, who is representing the trustees.

Meanwhile, a lawsuit over control of the land is still pending, with a pre-trial hearing scheduled in October.