Maryland trail riding forums, hotlines, chat rooms and social media sites have lit up with the latest localized attempt to expand Sunday hunting in Maryland.

On Wed. Dec. 19, the Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly will debate whether or not to submit a bill during the 2013 legislative session that will add Howard County to the list of counties that allow, under certain provisions and conditions, deer hunting on private properties on Sundays.  The counties in which Sunday hunting on private property under certain circumstances is allowed include Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester.  The bill being debated is sponsored by Delegate Gail Bates and is currently titled 
HO.CO. 07-13 (LR 766) .

The meeting, which will be chaired by Delegate Guy Guzzone and Senator James Robey, will be Wed. Dec. 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Banneker Room, George Howard Building 
3430 Courthouse Drive in Ellicott City. The Maryland legislative session will begin January 9, 2013.

For further information, contact Dylan Goldberg at the Howard County Delegation Office at 410-841-3360 or or one of the following Howard County senators (for Howard County delegates, please visit the website for the Maryland General Assembly). 


Sen. Allan H. Kittleman (R), District 9

James Senate Office Building, Room 423

11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 841-3671




Sen. Edward J. Kasemeyer (D), District 12

Miller Senate Office Building, 3 West Wing

11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 841-3653




Sen. James N. Robey (D), District 13

James Senate Office Building, Room 120

11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 841-3572