Rhode Island: Hunting Ban Bill Held for Further Study

As previously reported, HB 7294, identical to last year’s Senate Bill 607 and House Bill 5864, prohibits hunting where “man-made structures and/or natural barriers” are designed to limit an animal’s free movement. It is anybody’s guess what this means, but obviously includes roads, rivers, streams, hills, canals, fences and an infinite multitude of other “obstacles” that exist everywhere in the state.

Earlier this week, the House Environment & Natural Resources Committee voted to hold House Bill 7294 for further study. This means the committee will review all testimony received and decide at a later date whether to bring this bill forward or keep it locked in the committee without a vote.

Please keep an eye on your inbox, as we will continue to monitor HB 7294 and alert you when the next call to action is needed.

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