Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sunday Hunting in Massachusetts hearing Nov. 10

According to a source, there will be a hearing on the subject at 1PM Tuesday November 10th at the Westborough Mass Wildlife office 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA.

There are four bills with respect to hunting on Sunday in Massachusetts:

Bill S.429 has been repealed
Bill H.762, H.3236, H3239 all address the repealing of the hunting ban on Sundays in Massachusetts.

The reason we support hunting on Sundays?

1. More time to hunt. One more day of hunting in Massachusetts each week gives us hunters more time to hunt. Most of us hunters are not lucky enough to work from home or to take the entire hunting season off so we're often limited by our work schedules. We'd gladly trade Monday for Sunday!

2. Economic benefits. More Hunters= More $ spent on hunting. Hunters contribute millions towards habitat restoration, preservation and conservation each year. With an extra day to hunt the hope is we can attract more hunters to the sport! One estimate says it could be a $5M-$50M revenue generator for the state.

3. Join the club. Does it feel like everyone else can hunt on Sunday? That's cause it's true! Most states (like 47!) can hunt in some fashion on Sunday. Massachusetts is one of 3 states that entirely restricts hunting on Sunday. Time to get with the times.

4. Pursuit of Happiness. Hikers can hike, walkers can walk, runners can run, thrill seekers can seek thrills, golfers can golf, bowlers can bowl on Sundays but Hunters can't Hunt on Sunday. We feel like Massachusetts hunters should be able to pursue their passions and their hobbies every day of the week!

5. Fight Lyme. More time to hunt will help manage the herd. In areas where there is more than 18 deer per square mile hunting provides herd management and helps to prevent the spread of Lyme disease.

13 comments:

  1. Not to mention, sometimes the only day off from work ppl have are Sundays.

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    1. Ya, that's the biggest proble.

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    2. Ya, that's the biggest proble.

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  2. It figures that the meeting is being held on a week day in the middle of the work day. I guess that is one way the anti hunting establishment can keep us out of the woods on Sundays.Are there any other meetings scheduled on this topic anywhere else and at a more reasonable time?

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    1. The people holding the meetings would probably lke to hunt on the weekends too. There are no antis on the board.

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  3. It figures that the meeting is being held on a week day in the middle of the work day. I guess that is one way the anti hunting establishment can keep us out of the woods on Sundays.Are there any other meetings scheduled on this topic anywhere else and at a more reasonable time?

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  4. work all week would love to hunt on sunday like 47 others state

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  5. One more reason - loss of revenue!

    Who is going to buy an out-of-state MA license if they can't hunt Sundays? We have some nice deer and open land, BUT if I were looking to hunt somewhere I'd want full weekends.

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  9. disabled bow hunters would have something to look forward to,and some non disabled bow hunters have to work 5&1/2 day a week that leaves 4-5hrs to hunt I am seriously thinking to move to one of the 57 states that allow sunday hunting

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