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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Sunday Hunting in Pennsylvania: End The Debate!

We're all hunters. Members of a dwendling group which CAN NOT reverse the downward trend. Those of us with too many years on our backs, enjoyed hunting in Pennsylvania when you could walk into a diner, in hunting paraphernalia, and receive a smile or nod. That doesn't happen much anymore.

Now, we find ourselves, (Pa. hunters) thrust to the forefront of State-wide op-eds because Pennsylvania does not allow deer hunting on Sundays!

As a long-time hunter, opposed to Sunday hunting, I find myself squirming as this issue bounces between pro-Sunday hunting folks, and the numerous Pennsylvania hunters opposed to Sunday hunting.

I live here, and I hunt here, and my concerns for the 43 States offering Sunday hunting, borders on meaningless. Pushing this issue in Pennsylvania will unfortunately result in a wider divide among our hunters, and a barbed-wire fence between hunters, farmers, and non-hunters.

I no longer give this issue, crossbows in archery, or in-lines in the flintlock season, a great deal of lost sleep.

Crossbow inclusion seems to have enhanced the mentored youth program that compounds couldn't provide. The Nation's last and only flintlock season seems to be holding it's own for now.

Pennsylvania is indeed special, and I propose we end this Sunday hunting business, by supporting our Game Commission in their mission to continue managing our wildlife, providing habitat improvements, establishing seasons and limits to maintain huntable populations, and leaving Sundays to farming families and non-hunters.

We're not the clones of 43 other States. Here, we hunt six days a week, and then provide a DAY for everyone to enjoy. And, for many, many years, those of us living within these borders, have accepted this without anyone's shorts becoming uncomfortably bunched!

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post #2 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 08:51 PM
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Re: Sunday Hunting in Pennsylvania: End The Debate!

Why is it that when someone doesn't support something, they play the "devisive" card?

Heck, PA hunters have ALWAYS been divided on issues. Sunday hunting is no different.

Some wanted crossbows, now they point to the increase in youth participation. BUT, when SH is brought up, they say it won't increase youth participation. Of course it will, same as any increased opportunity has.

I truly hope the Legislature gives the authority over SH to the PGC just to prove the naysayers wrong. I won't complain about how or when it's implemented by the PGC, one bit.



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Re: Sunday Hunting in Pennsylvania: End The Debate!

well said berks

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post #4 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Devisive? You own the word, my friend!

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Re: Sunday Hunting in Pennsylvania: End The Debate!

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Devisive? You own the word, my friend!
He's not willing to accept any options, only his way. I gave him a viable option.

He must have a dog in the race?

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Re: Sunday Hunting in Pennsylvania: End The Debate!

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Pushing this issue in Pennsylvania will unfortunately result in a wider divide among our hunters, and a barbed-wire fence between hunters, farmers, and non-hunters.
The issue will not go away, Berks. The devide that may be there among some groups will only get wider until the issue is resolved. One could argue that the devide will be closed when the fears, stereotypes and assumptions are not realized and the citizens of this state can get on with our lives how we choose to.

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Pennsylvania is indeed special, and I propose we end this Sunday hunting business, by supporting our Game Commission in their mission to continue managing our wildlife, providing habitat improvements, establishing seasons and limits to maintain huntable populations, and leaving Sundays to farming families and non-hunters.
HB1760 indeed supports our game commission allowing them to regulate hunting seven days of the week. Supporting game agencies regulating hunting is a must for sportsmen if we wish to see our great sport continue as we know it.

With that said, the PGC and we, as hunters, should work with all concerned parties to address the concerns that exist. It starts with discussion, which some oppose.

The devide can close, Berks. But I would disagree with you on the best way of closing it.

I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!
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Re: Sunday Hunting in Pennsylvania: End The Debate!

You talk about this issue causin more problems and such.Well my friend you just thru another log on the fire.
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He probably was just feelin' a chill?

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post #9 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Dutch, Pennsylvania is absolutely different, and you would be treading on more comfortable ground here if you acknowledged this fact. Your, "I know more than you know" stand achieves absolutely nothing, other than isolating more folks in opposition.

Personally, I could care less about adding Sunday, I'd be disappointed, but sleep won't be lost.

We've existed quite well with our non-hunting majority in Pennsylvania without Sunday hunting. The impact, here, will be totally different that those 43 other States experienced. To think otherwise is politely naive!

Continue to push your agenda, continue to belittle those opposed, and continue to present your view as "unquestionable". Maybe it will work.

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Re: Sunday Hunting in Pennsylvania: End The Debate!

RE:We're not the clones of 43 other States. Here, we hunt six days a week, and then provide a DAY for everyone to enjoy. And, for many, many years, those of us living within these borders, have accepted this without anyone's shorts becoming uncomfortably bunched!

Got my vote !

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