Permits for Sunday hunting? It could happen.

Jake

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A 140 year old ban on hunting deer on Sundays may be lifted in order to help with overpopulation problems in Massachusetts. Some farmers in the area are saying the deer population has caused an environmental crisis, especially with deer eating their crops. Hunters already get 6 days to hunt through the week (from October to December), and some believe that's more than enough time. It's estimated that there is a population of over 100,000 deer though, which is causing financial losses for farmers.

If this move is accepted, it could result in adjustments for the permitting process as well. We also need to take into account whether hunting is done on public or private lands. Non-hunters are concerned about the safety of said public lands if hunting is allowed on Sundays.

If you're a hunter, farmer or just interested in reading more on this news, you can find the story here - Boston.com
 
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They already get 6 days of the week to hunt? I really don't see how an additional day is going to change much. Most hunters are going to find a day or two to go out and hunt, but I suppose this could be a way to get some people out there. Why don't the farmers get a hunters license to handle the deer themselves? I think that's what I would do in their situation.
 
The potential lifting of the ban on Sunday hunting in Massachusetts has sparked a heated debate. While some argue it is necessary to control the overpopulation of deer and protect crops, others worry about the safety of public lands and the impact on non-hunters.
 
The potential lifting of the ban on Sunday hunting in Massachusetts has sparked a heated debate. While some argue it is necessary to control the overpopulation of deer and protect crops, others worry about the safety of public lands and the impact on non-hunters.
Also I wonder if there is any concerns from religious folks who don't like hunting to happen on a Sunday. I can see some people being offended to allow hunting on a Sunday. But in the long run, I don't see an issue with an additional day for hunters. If citizens can handle it 6 days out of the week, what's one more day?
 
What? They have banned hunting deer on Sundays in Massachusetts but deer can be hunted on other days? Do we know that this rule was created 140 years ago? I can assume that it was created purely for a religious purpose as Sunday happens to be a day to visit the Church.
 
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