It’s time for hunters to open their eyes and see just exactly what is going on here. The PGC is touted as an “independent” organization but the truth is that they literally need to ask the legislature for permission to put one foot in front of the other. I don’t think many people realize just how much control the legislature has over the “independent” PGC.
It should be no secret at this point that the state wants control over the PGC, their revenue, and their land. They are constantly slapping the PGC down when they ask for things and I truly believe that this latest audit, and the media misrepresentation that occurred afterward, was/is a shot across the bow of the PGC to flex their muscle and show just who exactly is in charge here.
I’m tired of it and will be voicing my opinions to my representatives and whoever else that will listen. This 3 day Sunday hunting bill is a joke and needs to be called a joke by everyone who truly cares about the issue. Tell them to go pound sand and stop meddling in game management.
This 3 day garbage will do nothing but create confusion and animosity between fellow hunters. Why this state has to constantly make things more difficult than they need to be is beyond me. Must be a PA thing...
It needs to be all or nothing, not throwing us crumbs and demanding that we be grateful for it. There is no good reason for not allowing Sunday hunting and plenty of other states that are just as religious as this one and have just as much ag industry as we do, if not more, allow it with zero issues.
The funniest thing as of all of this is that the PFB was adamantly against Sunday hunting because of “safety” issues and not wanting to be bothered by hunters on Sundays, mainly during rifle season. So they back off on their opposition when the bill was reduced to only 3 Sundays, but everyone agrees that rifle season is the most likely time to allow Sunday hunting? So what will the PFB say when the Sundays are applied to rifle season? Will they be back, howling to the legislature, demanding that those Sundays be taken away again?
I usually am not one to do this but I encourage everyone in support of Sunday hunting year round to contact your reps and encourage all of your friends and family to and make your voices be heard. Those in opposition are certainly screaming loudly about it, so it’s time that we push back.