Calls Needed to Pass Sunday Hunting Legislation in Pennsylvania

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CALL NOW! Pennsylvania hunters need to contact their Senator immediately to ask them to vote yes on Senate Bill 147, which will allow Sunday hunting. Sportsmen can contact their state senators by using the Sportsmen’s Alliance Action Center Directory.  

As the Pennsylvania legislature approaches its summer recess, one major item remains undone: legislation permitting Sunday hunting. Sen. Dan Laughlin’s (R-Erie) legislation, SB 147, has been sitting in the Senate Appropriations Committee after being overwhelmingly approved by the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee earlier this year. With just two weeks left before the summer break, Pennsylvania sportsmen have been calling Senators on the committee.   

Pennsylvania is one of only three states (Maine, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania) that have a near-total ban on Sunday hunting. Hunters in neighboring Maryland, New York, Ohio and West Virginia can all hunt on Sundays. The Sportsmen’s Alliance has coordinated with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Rifle Association and local Pennsylvania sportsmen’s groups to urge legislators to end the outdated and unnecessary prohibition.

“It is beyond time to repeal Pennsylvania’s antiquated and frivolous ban on Sunday hunting,” said Bruce Tague vice president of government affairs for Sportsmen’s Alliance. “This bill is good for Pennsylvania’s economy, it’s something hunters throughout the rest of the country enjoy, yet it is denied to citizens of Pennsylvania, and, most importantly, it’s good for wildlife conservation.”

About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. 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. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: OnlineFacebookTwitter and Instagram.