Sandra Veillette: Keep the Sunday ban on bow hunting

Last modified: Monday, June 30, 2014
To the editor:

According to Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife, approximately 33,100 persons are licensed to bow hunt (2013 count). This number represents less than 1 percent of the Massachusetts population.

These bow hunters and their supporters are quite vocal and organized and every year, they try to bring Sunday hunting to Massachusetts.

The Lenox resident who suggests that these hunters work six days a week and should have one day to hunt is forgetting about all the other folks who work six days a week and wish for one day to be completely free and unafraid to be in the woods to hike, bike and, perhaps, ride a horse, when the snow is light and there is no ice.

Families and friends need one day free from arrows flying through the air. Bow hunters do not come that close to the deer. The hunters are likely to aim and let fly to a moving object before realizing just who is on the deadly side of the arrow.

Please continue the historic ban on Sunday hunting.

Sandra Veillette