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lawmakers offering deal for Sunday Hunting


By Bob Frye


Lawmakers who want to legalize hunting on Sundays are willing to deal.

State Rep. John Evans is the Crawford County Republican who is the prime sponsor of House Bill 1760, which would remove the prohibition on Sunday hunting and let the Pennsylvania Game Commission decide whether to include the day in any seasons. He said at a recent hearing of the House game and fisheries committee that he and other lawmakers might be willing to strengthen laws against trespassing — and increase the Pennsylvania Game Commission's responsibility for enforcing it — if the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau would drop its opposition to Sunday hunting.

The Farm Bureau has so been unwilling to even discuss the idea, he said.

"After the third of fourth time approaching them, the response was, 'What part of no don't you understand?' "

Evans said he initially opposed the idea of allowing hunting on Sundays. And his grandmother — who refused the let the family buy groceries on Sundays in the 1960s —would hate it still, he said.

But it's needed today to recruit new hunters, retain existing ones and support the state's economy, he said.

"We have different things going on today. And times do change," Evans said.

The game and fisheries committee has scheduled its third and final hearing on Sunday hunting for Oct. 27 at the Capital in Harrisburg

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Re: lawmakers offering deal for Sunday Hunting

I believe stronger trespass laws are needed, with or without Sunday hunting. However, the addition of additional fines/penalties, may help move things along.

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I believe stronger trespass laws are needed, with or without Sunday hunting. However, the addition of additional fines/penalties, may help move things along.
Agree 100%, but Evans saying that he and other lawmakers might be willing to strengthen laws against trespassing should not change anyones mind on their stance on Sh. Him saying that means nothing, it is trying to get Sh through with a maybe. Cart before the horse don't you think?
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They are willing to change it. But FIRST they need to know what exactly the PFB wants. Since the PFB has thus far refused flat out to even sit at a table, how does one go about addressing their needs?

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PFB wants no SH.
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PFB wants no SH.
All 50k members, or just a few bigmouths at the top?
How do we know that those at the top arent HSUS members?
(Perhaps Kathy can provide us with a breakdown as to who the members of the PaFB are?)

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Pennsylvania hunters want SH.
All 50k members, or just a few bigmouths at the top?
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Yep, when ya got what ya want there's no reason to deal with or aid your competitors...who would of thought?
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But it's needed today to recruit new hunters, retain existing ones and support the state's economy, he said.
Here is an idea to help the states economy.
Put the hunter fights on PPV and show them after legal hunting hours.

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An argument between two hunting parties over who shot a deer in the Poconos Saturday during archery season turned into a near-deadly assault.

Anthony Contino Sr., 48, of Lehman Township, Pike County, had to be resuscitated and was flown to St. Luke's Hospital-Fountain Hill following the 2 p.m. fight, which state police described as a "melee."

Arthur Frey, 57, of Bethlehem, was admitted to Pocono Medical Center-East Stroudsburg in stable condition after he and the two people from his hunting part — Jason Frey, 33, of Bethlehem, and Jonathan Willis of Philadelphia — fled because they feared for their safety, state police said.
Two injured in hunting brawl over deer carcass in Poconos

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