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Monday, July 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Three bills pass Pennsylvania House panel, but reps focus on issues within PGC

Pennsylvania currently restricts hunting on Sundays as one of a slate of so-called “blue laws,” or morality statutes dating back to the 19th century that limit individuals’ activities on that day of the week. (File photo courtesy of Michigan DNR)

A vote to end Pennsylvania’s ban on Sunday hunting was overshadowed on May 22 by lawmakers’ consternation over issues within the agency that oversees hunting and wildlife in the commonwealth.
The state House Game and Fisheries Committee passed three pieces of legislation to expand Sunday hunting, mitigate crop damage by deer, and provide representation for farmers on the Game Commission. The bills each passed in 13-11 votes with all Republicans in opposition. They now will go to the full House for consideration.

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