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Anti-Hunters Attempt
To End All Hunting on Cape Cod


Anti-hunting groups are seeking to amend their recently filed lawsuit in an attempt to end all hunting on Cape Cod National Seashore. In their original case, only pheasant hunting was targeted.



Yesterday, animal rights groups including the Fund for Animals, Humane Society of the United States and Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals amended their legal complaint to ban pheasant hunting on Cape Cod to include all hunting on the 43,000-acre national recreational area.



In early October, animal rights groups asked for a temporary restraining order to immediately stop this season’s pheasant hunt. United States District Court Judge Patti Saris rejected the anti’s request. The latest tactic may have been in response to that loss.



The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is a defendant intervenor in the case, working to protect outdoor sports on this federal land holding. A loss of hunting at Cape Cod could affect hunting on federal land across the nation. Joining the Foundation in the case are the Massachusetts Sportsmen’s Council Inc., Barnstable County League of Sportsmen’s Clubs and sportsman Michael Veloza of Manomet, Massachusetts.



“This suit is the latest action in Massachusetts by these groups whose goal it is to stop hunting,” said Wayne MacCallum, Director of Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife. “The past has shown us that if they win at places like Cape Cod, they will not stop there.”



Thousands of sportsmen hunt deer, upland game and migratory waterfowl on Cape Cod National Seashore each year. Seasons mirror those that are in effect across Massachusetts.



Additional information is forthcoming from the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation on this issue.



The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.
 

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Thank you for the information and for the link. Lets work together to keep the foot out of the door of our heritage!
 

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Well Mikey I reckon as how most uv uz is about lak thet.

But now he did pull yore lag jist a little on the seasons down heah. It starts each year the Saturday before Thanksgiving which this year was today. Runs thru Jan. 31 each season.

Now the limit ain't two bucks a day tho. In over half the state the entire season is doe season but in other parts it varies from as little as 3 days to 45 days. Where I hunt this year it is 31 days. Now during doe season you can take EITHER two does or one buck and one doe. BUT not two bucks. The limit on bucks is one per day from Oct. 15 with bow or Nov. 23 with gun to Jan. 31. Now with bow it is doe season all season long so you could kill two does or a buck and a doe per day from Oct. 15 to Jan. 31.

That is of course IF you see them and have the chance.

Today I saw two but both were passed the end of my shooting lane with brush between me and them and no shot. The fellow nearest me (less than 200 yards) killed what I'm told is a nice big 10 point that most likely would have come to me if he hadn't been there. BUT he was there and I came home empty handed. :(
 
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