That's the way Md. years ago started it only allowing a few then increasing it then only on private ground. Im not a big fan of it but if it does happen I hope Pa. does a better job at it then Md. did. Make it all state wide, every Sunday, and all ground public and private. Md. even had certain counties or zones it was very confusing.
Yeah, the Maryland model kind of scares me. They gave just
enough concession that the movement to add more opportunity has kind of lost traction, and you still have plenty of places/times where you can't
hunt. They only get private ground, only certain counties, etc. and despite having at least SOME Sunday hunting, the whole thing is highly annoying and leaves a lot to be desired. It seems that their legislature figured out that once people get their piece of the action, they aren't terribly inclined to lobby any further for anyone else. The legislatures can then spare themselves from inflaming their non-hunting constituents any further by dodging the issue going forward...
"Well, at least we gave you hunters have something
, and something is better than nothing right?"
That's why I'm inclined to have seen the whole bill scrapped versus taking what we can get.
Hopefully, one day in my lifetime (preferably while I am still physically able to hunt) my birth state of PA ends up like where I live now. We talk about hunting and it's impact on farmers in PA, but Nebraska is 90% private land and the vast majority of that is farmland. We have unlimited Sunday hunting opportunities here across all open seasons, and hunters and farmer/farm bureau relations are doing great.