ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
The aggressive opposition campaign being waged in Anne Arundel County against the Sunday deer hunting bills is apparently having some positive effects. The hearings on SB 191 and SB 192 have been cancelled. Sen. Reily has reportedly pulled the bills because he wants to see what happens in the House first.
In the meantime, four new bills to expanding hunting to Sundays in Western Maryland have been filed; the House versions were filed last Friday, January 24. The Senate versions were filed yesterday. January 27.
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person in Allegany County, Garrett County, or Washington County to hunt any game mammal on a Sunday on specified public and private land during the open season for that game mammal.
Authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow a person to hunt deer on a Sunday on specified property from the first Sunday in October through the second Sunday in January of the following year, inclusive, in Allegany County, Garrett County, and Washington County, subject to specified provisions of law.
Will the horsemen in Western Maryland attack this issue as aggressively has have the horsemen in Anne Arundel County? Stay tuned.