PA Legislators Propose End to Sunday Hunting Ban

turkeyhunterfirstforhunters030614State Representative’s Frank Farina (D-112) and Robert Godshall (R-53) recently filed House Bill 1374, Prohibition on Sunday Hunting. HB 1374 would expand hunting opportunities in Pennsylvania to include hunting on Sundays.

This legislation, introduced on June 24, is a legislative package designed to protect and promote Pennsylvania’s proud outdoor heritage for future generations. Included in this legislation is language that would allow hunting of any furbearer or game on Sundays.

The efforts to expand opportunity for youth and hardworking sportsmen and women are meant to protect the rich hunting heritage of Pennsylvania. Currently, spending by hunters in Pennsylvania exceeds $986 million, which supports over 15,200 jobs. Pennsylvania is one of only 11 states that restrict Sunday hunting. It is estimated that eliminating the Sunday hunting ban would contribute an additional $800 million in total economic output, adding 8,000 new jobs with over $245 million in wages.

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