02/13/2015 01:43 EST | Updated 04/15/2015 05:59 EDT

Nova Scotia government considers lifting ban on Sunday hunting

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is considering lifting a ban on Sunday hunting.

Under the Nova Scotia Wildlife Act, hunting is not permitted on Sundays, although Mi'kmaq can hunt on any day.

The province says it is seeking public input on Sunday hunting.

It says lifting the ban would mean that anyone with the appropriate licence could hunt on Sundays during hunting season.

About 50,000 people in Nova Scotia hold hunting licences and the season runs from early September to early December.