Thanks to all for writing in with comments concerning this fictitious satire. This post was written to take a poke at the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine (SWOAM), one of the opponents to opening hunting in Maine on Sunday. In the last legislative session, they worked tirelessly with other small interest groups, to kill the bill that would have allowed Sunday hunting in Maine. In the process, they sealed Maine’s fate, ensuring it stay the absolute worst state in the nation for small business. Guide companies, ATV dealerships, L.L.Bean, Cabelas, gas stations, Ma and Pa Groceries, hotels, motels, inns (the list goes on and on) all suffer because of a outdated blue law we are apparently to ignorant to correct. Does it make sense to ban cutting wood on Sunday? Hell no! Does it make sense to continue to ban hunting on Sunday . . . sorry to cut this explanation short but I am off to New Hampshire to hunt coyotes and spend my money outta state! Bye!
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Please join in supporting Proposed Public Law 182.b, “A Statewide Ban of all Tree Harvesting on Sunday”. This law would effectively ban all logging, transport of logs, cutting, felling, de-limbing, tipping and chainsaw activity within the state of Maine boundaries on Sunday. The laws main focus and purpose is to protect Maine’s forests and woodland animals from the current continued and uninterrupted abuse put forth by both large enterprise level log harvesting companies, self employed pseudo-independent harvesting firms and small independent wood lot owners. It is critical for the health and well being of Maine’s ecosystem and its people that at least one day a week exists when the woods are not molested by these intrusive and destructive logging operations. Providing one day a week, devoid of tree harvesting, will allow a break in the continued cycle of assault put forth against Mother Nature, allowing displaced woodland animals a chance to reunite with broken family groups, nesting birds an opportunity to relocate and stressed rare insects, annelids and avifauna ample time to recover from the excessively raucous tree cutting operations and practices.
To re-state the above tenants, banning logging on Sunday will enrich Maine’s tourism industry, eliminate a potentially dangerous and threatening environment from our woodlands, provide critical support for native animals and allow wellbeing to return to our dying forests and depressed populations of woodland animals.
Please join me in taking the fight to Augusta as PL182.b is presented to the joint legislative inland fisheries and wildlife committee next month!!