Bill to allow 3 Sunday hunting days tweaked in state House

Monday, October 28, 2019, The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Legislation to allow Sunday hunting with a landowner’s written permission three days a year in Pennsylvania is getting some minor changes ahead of a final vote in the state House.

Representatives voted overwhelmingly Monday to waive trespassing violations for unarmed people who enter posted property solely to retrieve a hunting dog, to let local police help the Game Commission enforce trespassing rules and to push back the law’s effective date by three months.

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Pa. Senate plan would allow for hunting on three Sundays

June 26, 2019, The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — A proposal to end Pennsylvania’s ban on Sunday hunting has the approval of the state Senate.

Senators voted 36 to 14 on Wednesday for a bill that would permit hunting on one Sunday during deer rifle season, one during deer archery season, and on a third day.

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Saturday start to 2019 deer hunting season might not be permanent

Paul Peirce | Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Much like the split vote to allow deer hunting to start the Saturday after Thanksgiving, differences of public opinion has the Pennsylvania Game Commission already agreeing to re-examine the controversial issue after this year.

After 55 years of opening the Monday after Thanksgiving, the commission voted 5-3 on April 8 to move up the start of the firearms deer hunting season by two days this year, starting it on Nov. 30. On Tuesday, the commission said it will see how things go in November before deciding if the move is permanent.

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