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This might soon change though if a newly formed coalition has their way. On of the biggest announcements to come out from the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (Shot Show), was the formation of the “Sunday Hunting Coalition”. This new alliance was formed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and includes:
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
National Rifle Association
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
Archery Trade Association
Boone and Crockett Club
Mule Deer Foundation
National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Safari Club International
Wildlife Management Institute
The Coalitions single goal is the lobbying to repeal laws prohibiting hunting on Sundays in the eleven remaining states that still have the archaic blue law in place.
Those states include: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
Here in Canada Sunday hunting bans are still in place for certain game species or certain areas of Alberta and New Brunswick. Personally I always found that with exception of every other activity hunting is still banned on Sundays is unfair. In these day and age when hunter numbers decline it is important that hunters get more time to hunt and not just one full day out of a week.
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