Sunday Hunting Law Goes Into Effect

Published 07/01 2014 06:36PM

Updated 07/02 2014 10:25AM

FREDERICK, Md. - A new law went into effect Tuesday to expand Sunday hunting in Western Maryland.

The Maryland General Assembly passed two laws this session. One adds additional deer Sunday hunting days in Frederick County when the season starts in September.

The other law allows hunters in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties to hunt all game species in season on Sundays.

Commissioner Billy Shreve says he hopes the new law can help control the deer population in Frederick County.

"I think the Sunday hunting bill is a good thing for hunters in Frederick County because it lets the average person that works Monday through Friday, it gives them an extra day to hunt, and extra day to harvest deer for their family and put food on the table, and keep the deer out of people's yards," Shreve (R) said.

Shreve says there's 10 times more deer than is considered normal in the southern part of Frederick County.

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