NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- The Sunday Hunting Coalition, fresh on the heels of the successful NSSF-led effort to repeal the ban on Sunday hunting in Virginia, this week welcomed the Pope and Young Club to the roster of coalition members.
Based in Minnesota, the Pope and Young Club is one of North America’s leading bowhunting and conservation organizations. Founded in 1961 and named in honor of pioneer bowhunters Dr. Saxton Pope and Arthur Young, the club advocates and encourages responsible bowhunting by promoting quality, fair chase hunting, and sound conservation practices.
Currently, 10 states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia) have restrictions or prohibitions on Sunday hunting that date back to “blue laws” enacted in the 1700s.
The Sunday Hunting Coalition includes the National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Rifle Association, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Archery Trade Association, Bass Pro Shops, Boone and Crockett Club, Cabela’s, Delta Waterfowl, Mule Deer Foundation, National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, Quality Deer Management Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, the Pope and Young Club, and the Wildlife Management Institute. Visit the Sunday Hunting website. www.sundayhunting.org
About NSSFThe National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.