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Offline Raineman

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Carroll county Maryland Sunday hunting-passed
« on: February 04, 2011, 06:55:00 PM »
Hey folks, we have raised enough of a ruckus to get the Representatives of Carroll county to write a bill to allow Sunday hunting. It is not the one we were after, but it is a modification of it, and is a positive start.

They are having a public hearing regarding it on Thursday February 10th 2011 at the Carroll County Office building at 7:00 PM in room 003. We need to get it past this hearing so it can be introduced for consideration.

If you can attend in support, please show up. If You are unable to attend and would like to email or call in your support prior to the meeting, please PM me your email address and I can provide you the proper contact information of the Representatives.

Offline Raineman

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Re: Carroll county Maryland Sunday hunting-passed
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 09:16:00 AM »
Okay folks, we have before us our next step in securing Sunday hunting rights in Carroll county. I had received an email from Margaret Schnoor at Delegate Stocksdale's office stating the following:

"Dear Mr. Raine:


The above House Bill has been scheduled for a hearing on March 11 at 1 p.m. in the House Environmental Matters Committee.  If you want to testify in support of the bill, please let me know.  If you will have written testimony that you want distributed to the committee members for the hearing, I will need to have that no later than March 10 so that I will have time to make the necessary copies and get them to the committee clerk.  If you do want to testify, I can sign you in if you think you may not be here before 1 p.m. that day.


Please be in touch.





Margaret Schnoor

Legislative Assistant to Delegate Stocksdale

322 Lowe House Office Building

Annapolis, MD   21401

410-841-3077 (Phone)

410-841-3241 (Fax)"

Basically what this means is that it would go a long way to have as many people as possible (especially Carroll residents) in Annapolis that day present to testify at the hearing. The opposition will no doubt be there in force.

There are 2 ways to testify:

1) The best way, as stated, is in person. I have spoken to Lou and Andy and they will be there to testify. They will make themselves available to guide and assist anyone who goes. Testifying is as easy as getting up and saying, "I support this bill". is that easy. The main thing you need to do is show up on time and make sure you are signed in to testify. If you wish to attend and testify, you can contact Margaret and have her place you on the list. Just make sure that if you get on that list to show up. If you are not signed up ahead of time, you can sign in there up to 1/2 before the hearing and Lou or Andy can show you what to do.

2) If you cannot attend or want to go but are apprehensive about standing up in front of the committee, you can submit written testimony. If you would like to do it this way, please follow the following guidelines Margaret has supplied:

"You need to address your testimony letter to:


Delegate Maggie L. McIntosh

Chairwoman, House Environmental Matters Committee

251 House Office Building

Annapolis, MD  21401


Re:         House bill 625 – Carroll County – Deer Hunting on Private Property – Sundays


Dear Chairwoman McIntosh:


Write your testimony.





You can email your letters to:

Label it, "Testimony for HB625"

She needs all written testimony in her hands no later than Wednesday March 9th. Please keep your letters to no more than one page (they like that), be factual, to the point, and most of all respectful (not only to the Representatives but also to the opposition).

If you are going, PLEASE contact Lou Compton or Andy (augie) so you all can arrange times and locations to meet up for the hearing.

I have contacted the President of the Carroll County Farm Bureau (Joe Kuhn) and he will be there as well to testify. He has experience down in Annapolis as well, so if you meet him and need assistance, I am sure he would help.

I still need to contact E.W. Grimes and also someone from the Carroll Sportsmans Association to make sure they know about the hearing, so if anyone wants to take the lead on contacting them, just let me know.

Any other questions please feel free to contact me.

Thanks folks, we are one BIG step closer, so lets keep up the support. We are almost there.


P.S.-I want to be very up front with this...if it sounds to you like I will not be are correct.

I have a trip I leave for that morning. I have tried every way possible to delay my departure, but it is just not possible. Anyone who knows me knows that this is absolutely killing me, however I have done my best to make sure you folks who are picking up my dropped ball are well prepared, and that is why Lou and Andy have stepped up to be your "guide" in Annapolis, as well as the fact that I will be available for any questions.

Offline chopx2

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Re: Carroll county Maryland Sunday hunting-passed
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 03:11:00 PM »
I will try to make if I can get off work in time. Hopefully with success in Carroll County other counties will take up the initiative.
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Re: Carroll county Maryland Sunday hunting-passed
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 10:19:00 PM »
Great work Jim "Raineman" Raine. Looks like this bill is gonna pass. Jim has done a lot of work here and deserves a great deal of credit.

I would also like to publicly thank Lou Compton, President of the MBS for his efforts to help Carroll County Bowhunters enjoy some Sunday hunting. Lou is a great representative for all the Bowhunters of Maryland.
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Re: Carroll county Maryland Sunday hunting-passed
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 09:53:00 AM »
If I am reading this right, it looks like Sunday hunting in Carroll county has passed.

Looks like all it needs is a signature from the Gov.

Should be 5 bow Sundays for us.

Offline bigcountry

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Re: Carroll county Maryland Sunday hunting-passed
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 12:27:00 PM »
Great job to all who got this thru.  I didn't know about it.

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