GOAL Legislative Alert: Please attend important public hearing on September 18, 2017 at MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd, Westborough, MA  01581

September 11, 2017.

GOAL has confirmed that the Joint Committee on the Environment & Natural Resources has scheduled an important public hearing at the headquarters for the MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, on Monday, September 18, 2017, beginning at 11:00 AM.

There will be many pieces of hunting and outdoor related legislation heard, including GOAL’s Outdoor Heritage Act (S.437)

If you would like to see any of these bills become law, it is critically important for you to provide your in person support at this hearing.

For more about this legislation, please see our Outdoor Heritage page linked above.

Legislation to be heard

Bill Bill Title Sponsor
S.407  An Act relative to agricultural composting programs Harriette L. Chandler
S.428  An Act to enhance the management of problem wildlife Anne M. Gobi
S.429  An Act relative to the use of crossbows in hunting Anne M. Gobi
S.430  An Act relative to the use of artificial lights in hunting Anne M. Gobi
S.431  An Act relative to the moose population in the Commonwealth Anne M. Gobi
S.432  An Act relative to the use of shotguns Anne M. Gobi
S.433  An Act expanding the powers of the director of Fisheries and Wildlife Anne M. Gobi
S.435  An Act relative to hunting near a dwelling Anne M. Gobi
S.437  An Act relative to outdoor heritage Anne M. Gobi
S.445  An Act relative to Sunday hunting Donald F. Humason, Jr.
S.446  An Act relative to the use of shotguns for hunting Donald F. Humason, Jr.
S.447  An Act relative to the use of crossbows in hunting Donald F. Humason, Jr.
H.415  An Act relative to bow hunting for deer in Wompatuck State Park David F. DeCoste
H.420  An Act expanding the powers of the Director of Fisheries and Wildlife Paul K. Frost
H.421  An Act relative to beavers Paul K. Frost
H.442  An Act conserving our natural resources Stephen Kulik
H.453  An Act relative to the use of shotguns David K. Muradian, Jr.
H.456  An Act concerning the trapping of fur-bearing mammals David M. Nangle
H.469  An Act authorizing the use of bow and arrows for Sunday hunting William M. Straus
H.470  An Act authorizing permitting by the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game William M. Straus
H.473  An Act relative to hunting with artificial light David T. Vieira
H.3563  An Act relative to the control of furbearing mammals Carolyn C. Dykema
Important Public Hearing – Hunting Legislation