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U.S. Bills in Connecticut and Maryland are a good start in expanding hunting opportunities on Sundays.

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Connecticut Senate Bill 114, introduced by Senator Edith Prague (D- Columbia), would allow for Sunday bowhunting on private property.  The bill is pending in the Joint Committee on Environment.  Currently, hunting is not permitted on Sundays in Connecticut.


In Maryland, House Bill 877, introduced by State Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr. (D- Baltimore County), would expand Sunday bowhunting in the state.  The bill adds Baltimore County to the list of counties open to  Sunday bowhunting for deer while on private property.  Sunday hunting is limited to the last three Sundays in October and the second Sunday in November.  It is currently allowed in Dorchester, Frederick, St. Mary's, Somerset, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.


Additionally, HB 877 gives the Maryland Department of Natural Resources the authority to allow Sunday deer hunting on private property in Baltimore County during the first Sunday of the bowhunting season in November and during the first Sunday of the deer firearms season.  Baltimore County is currently one of four counties where the Department is prohibited from allowing Sunday hunting on those dates.


“These bills are a good step toward allowing all forms of hunting on Sundays in Connecticut and Maryland,” said Rob Sexton, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance vice president for government affairs.  “It is important that sportsmen and sportswomen from these states contact their legislators and ask them to support Sunday hunting.”


Take Action! Sportsmen in Connecticut should contact their senators and ask that they support SB 114. Sportsmen in Maryland are also urged to contact their House Delegate and urge them to support HB 877.  In both cases, sportsmen should tell their legislators that these bills will expand opportunities for hunters to get into the field and will help the effective management of wildlife populations.


 To find your state legislator’s contact information, use the USSA’s Legislative Action Center.


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