Mass. House Passes Sunday Deer Hunting Bill

DANVERS;11/9/98- Bow hunter Bob Gasparini in camouflage outfit hunting for deer. GLOBE STAFF PHOTO B Y TOM HERDE -- Library Tag 05032008 Business

The Massachusetts House passed a bill this week that partially lifts the state’s ban on Sunday deer hunting. Now, hunters are allowed to use bow and arrows during the last three months of the year, which is deer hunting season.

According to The Patriot Ledger, the bill was approved on a voice vote Wednesday night.

The Ledger reports that while The Sunday Hunting Coalition supports the bill, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals opposes it.

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They also report that The Sunday Hunting Coalition estimates legalizing Sunday hunting will lead to more than “500 new jobs and $51 million in economic activity” by keeping hunters in the state.