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Maine: Sunday Hunting Bill Scheduled for Public Hearing

Friday, March 11, 2022

Maine: Sunday Hunting Bill Scheduled for Public Hearing

On Monday, March 14th, the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Committee will hold a public hearing on pro-hunting legislation, LD 2014, at 11:30 AM. LD 2014 allows Sunday hunting in northern Maine, and on private property with written landowner permission statewide. This important legislation creates more hunting opportunities for Maine sportsmen and women. Maine is just one of two states that does not allow any form of hunting on Sundays, due to an antiquated blue law left on the books. Please act now and contact members of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee and ask them to SUPPORT LD 2014!

Legislative Document 2014 allows Sunday hunting in Northern Maine, and extends Sunday hunting on private property with written landowner permission statewide. Hunters provide millions of dollars to habitat restoration and conservation for healthy ecosystems throughout Maine. Unfortunately, Maine hunters are prevented from introducing their family or friends to hunting because they are competing with organized sports and other activities on Saturday, which is often their only opportunity to hunt outside of the work week. Countless hunters stop hunting because of the lack of opportunity and accessible land, as well as time restrictions. Providing an extra day in the field, especially on the weekend, increases opportunities for those individuals to experience one of America’s oldest traditions, and increases hunter retention.

Again, please contact the members of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee and ask them to SUPPORT Legislative Document 2014! For those who wish to submit written testimony or register to participate in the public hearing, you may do so by clicking here.


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