Hunting on Sunday has been banned in Massachusetts for more than 300 years. Originally the ban was a way of acknowledging the Lord’s day, but over time has become a way for hikers to enjoy the woods without worrying about disrupting hunters.
However, that could be changing soon. Massachusetts, currently one of 11 states that restrict hunting on Sundays, passed a bill through the house on June 4 that would partially lift the ban on Sunday hunting. The proposed bill will allow hunters to use bows during the last 3 months of the year, which is deer hunting season.
The Sunday Hunting Coalition, a group whose focus is to remove bans and restriction on Sunday hunting in all states, estimated that Sunday hunting could lead to the creation of more than 500 new jobs and $51 million in economic activity by keeping hunters from traveling to neighboring states where hunting on Sundays is legal.
How would you feel if your state didn’t allow hunting on Sundays?