Sunday Hunting Bill Introduced Into House–Your Voice Needed!

Two weeks ago we contacted you about a bill (S.B. 45) introduced into the state legislature that, if passed, would allow Sunday deer hunting on private land from October through January throughout most of the state.

Historically, Maryland has prohibited hunting on Sundays, but the legislature has chipped away at these protections over the past few years. You’ve expressed your opinion that outdoor enthusiasts, such as horseback riders, birders, campers, hikers, wildlife watchers and bikers, deserve one day per week to enjoy their recreation in relative quiet and safety.

A companion bill (H.B. 129) has been introduced in the House. This bill is scheduled for a hearing this Wednesday, February 9, at 1 p.m. The Humane Society of the United States has kindly offered to present EPIC President David Tobin’s testimony in opposition to the bill on our behalf. You can read a copy of the testimony here.

If you don’t want to share private trails with hunters on Sundays, please call your three Maryland state delegates TODAY and politely urge them to oppose efforts to expand Sunday hunting. Click here to enter your zip code and find out who represents you. Then please forward this information to your friends and family in Maryland, and consider posting the alert on your Facebook or Twitter page.

EPIC is doing our part, but we can’t do it without your help. Your calls will really make a difference–please call today!