Maryland: Sunday Hunting Bills in Committee March 8

Maryland is one of seven states working to give its hunters one more day to enjoy the outdoors in the short hunting season by allowing hunting on Sunday. On Wednesday, March 8, several Sunday hunting bills are scheduled for a public hearing in their respective Senate and House committee. To ensure both committees receive your email please use both take action buttons below.

The House Environment & Transportation Committee will be meeting at 1:00 p.m. in room 250 of the House Office Building to hear the below bills. Please use our take action button to email the House committee urging them to SUPPORT HB 1005, HB 1087, and HB 1119.

House Bill 1005 reduces the safety zone for archery hunters in Howard County from 150 yards to 50 yards.

House Bill 1087 authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt game birds and mammals on each Sunday of the game bird and game mammal seasons and extends the safety zone for archery hunters to 50 yards from a building occupied by a human in Wicomico County.

House Bill 1119 establishes a year-round open season for the hunting of fur-bearing mammals and removes certain limitations on the hunting of fur-bearing mammals on Sundays in Dorchester County.

The Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment will be meeting at 1:00 p.m. in room 2 of the West Miller Senate Building to hear the below bills. Please use our take action button to email the Senate committee urging them to SUPPORT SB 155, SB 323, SB 777, SB 796, and SB 824.

Senate Bill 155 allows a person to deer hunt on each Sunday of the deer hunting season from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January and extends the safety zone for archery hunters to 50 yards from a building occupied by a human in Prince George’s County.

Senate Bill 323 repeals the restriction on the hours during which a person may hunt on each Sunday of the game bird and game mammal seasons in Calvert County.

Senate Bill 777 repeals the time restrictions that apply to Sunday hunting in Caroline County, Dorchester County, Talbot County, and Wicomico County.

Senate Bill 796 allows a person to hunt game birds and mammals on each Sunday of the game bird and game mammal seasons and extends the safety zone for archery hunters to 50 yards from a building occupied by a human in Wicomico County.

Senate Bill 824 allows a person to hunt game birds and game mammals on a Sunday during the open season for that game bird or game mammal and extends the safety zone for archery hunters to 50 yards from a building occupied by a human in Worcester County.

Don’t forget to share this news with your family, friends and fellow sportsmen, especially those who live in any of the counties listed above asking them to email the committee members supporting Sunday hunting in Maryland. Also, check out our legislative map to see what other issues the Sportsmen’s Alliance is monitoring in the Old Line State.

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