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Bill S.429 has been repealed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.