Re: 1873 Blue Law Bans Sunday Hunting
I remember the Blue laws of PA. Remember when the department stores were all closed on Sunday. Remember when the only grocery stores open were family owned; chain grocery stores were all closed.
Remember you couldn't buy a refrigerator or stove on Sunday. It had to be your day off on Saturday.
In my mind, blue laws have nothing to do with Sunday hunting. I hunt in a conservative state with Sunday hunting. We have about a 1/4 to a 1/3 of the hunters. A million hunters had a lot more to do with no Sunday hunting in PA. So did no semi-automatic rifles and "flintlock" muzzeloaders.
The more hunters treking the woods on a weekend, the less days of hunting are available. Increase the hunting on weekends, the less hunting; depending on the total number of hunters.
Nothing scared the daylights more out of game officials, than knowing 1,000,000 orange clad hunters, qere roaming the woods looking for a deer.
Hunting on Sunday can be a double edged sword. Give a big city hunter from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, New Jersey, New York City, a two day weekend hunt and a lot of formerly free land will become non-available leased land.