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1873 Blue Law Bans Sunday Hunting

Letís all assume that there was never a ban placed on Sunday hunting in PA. (An open mind is required to participate in this scenario).

In 2011 a group in PA proposes to ban Sunday hunting for reasons that the anti Sunday group claim today.

How many believe such a ban would be implemented today? I think not.
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Re: 1873 Blue Law Bans Sunday Hunting

Why would anyone support the removal of a personal freedom?

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Re: 1873 Blue Law Bans Sunday Hunting

you guys don't quit do you?

I might support a ban just out of spite at this point
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Re: 1873 Blue Law Bans Sunday Hunting

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Why would anyone support the removal of a personal freedom?
Thatís the point Iím trying to make. The ban would never ever get off first base today.

So why does PA still adhere to an 1873 blue law??
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Re: 1873 Blue Law Bans Sunday Hunting

There isn't a total ban on Sunday hunting now and no one is trying to get a repeal on what's legal to hunt on Sunday. Maybe if you stated the facts as presented instead of always presenting the fallacy that all Sunday hunting is illegal, you'd get a little more support

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There isn't a total ban on Sunday hunting now and no one is trying to get a repeal on what's legal to hunt on Sunday. Maybe if you stated the facts as presented instead of always presenting the fallacy that all Sunday hunting is illegal, you'd get a little more support
Just answer the question: How many believe such a ban would be implemented?
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Re: 1873 Blue Law Bans Sunday Hunting

This entire thread is a fairly tale and another "long stretch" out into left field in yet, another attempt to push something bad........But I'll play.

If enough hunters and the general public wanted the ban, then I think it would happen, just like the majority that DON'T want Sunday hunting today.
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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.
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Thats funny, because New York and New Jersey HAVE Sunday DEER hunting.

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There isn't a total ban on Sunday hunting now and no one is trying to get a repeal on what's legal to hunt on Sunday. Maybe if you stated the facts as presented instead of always presenting the fallacy that all Sunday hunting is illegal, you'd get a little more support




This is pretty simple to answer. A ban would not pass.

A better question would be, if we had sunday hunting for all species today and a SH initiative to limit certain species were brought to ballot vote, would it pass?

This is very simple to answer also. It would pass unanimously.
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