Vermont: Sportsmen’s Act of 2013 Signed into Law

Posted on June 14, 2013

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Today at the Barre Fish and Game Club, Governor Peter Shumlin (D) ceremonially signed into law the Sportsmen’s Act of 2013, House Bill 101.  As amended by the state House Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources Committee, this new law will allow Vermonters to carry a handgun for self-defense while bow hunting or dog training, provided that game is not be harvested with the handgun during archery season.  This law will take effect on July 1, and strengthens bow hunters and dog trainers inherent right to self-defense while afield.

Special thanks to state Representative Patrick Brennan (R-Chittenden) and the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs for their hard work to ensure passage of this critical self-defense reform.

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