Just thought I would add a letter that I sent to my rep. Feel free to use this as a template if you'd like.
Dear Representative Garry:
I am writing you today in support of House Bill 2315 which would repeal the state’s Sunday hunting prohibition.
The only day of the week I am able to enjoy my pastime of hunting is on Saturday as I along with most hunters in the commonwealth must work Monday through Friday. Many people nowadays must also work on Saturday in addition to the regular work week leaving them no time to hunt at all. This bill would allow men and women of the Commonwealth that hunt but have to work Monday through Friday and in some cases on Saturday an extra day of the week to hunt with their family and friends.
This legislation would also bring an increase in revenue to the commonwealth both in terms of increasing hunting license sales as well as the dollars that hunters would spend here in MA. Hunters will visit sporting goods stores, gasoline stations, restaurants, motels and more.
Currently, 39 states permit Sunday hunting while 11 states prohibit or heavily restrict it. Sunday hunting provides an additional day in the field, which can be a great opportunity for people who work during the week. Sunday hunting would also bring more money to Massachusetts. Several states, including Maryland and Ohio, have recently eased restrictions on Sunday hunting. Ohio has found that it is the day with the fewest hunting complaints.
I urge you to please support House Bill 2315.