Not that I want to compromise, but at least allow sunday hunting with pointy sticks. No gunfire to hear. Ridiculous I can't hunt my property on a Sunday at all. Even more so that a damn bow or crossbow is an issue. No excuses to me. If they are worried about getting shot or their animals shot, then they should stay off MY property.And for Devil's Advocate :
In the minds of the other side , they already have a long standing 50/ 50 compromise . One weekend day for hunters , one weekend day to enjoy their country estates without sounds of gunfire in the distance .
If they loose " their day " , it could lead them to push back by flexing their Influence to greatly expand No Hunting Zones .
And in the be careful what you ask for department : A primary metric in deciding seasons and bag limits is * hunter- days afield * . With presumably much increased hunter turnout with two weekend days , hunter- days will be way up , maybe not doubled , but easily 50% .
This could lead to shortened seasons and reduced bag limits .
IMHO, more impactful would be if we could push STATEWIDE safety zones to 50yds from a tree stand for pointy sticks and 100yds from the ground for pointy sticks. MoCo of all places allows 50yds from a stand and I haven't heard of any blood bath. I have heard it has helped in the more metropolitan areas with deer control.
I doubt HoCo and Baltimore counties will allow it anytime soon. It is up to each delegation. Though I am happy to help out with any lobbying if anyone wants to try to twist their delegations arms in to at least drafting a bill and presenting it. From what I have heard from HoCo's delegation they only entertain citizen suggested bills in a little window basically in May of each year.