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MEMORANDUM

Posted:​
March 8, 2023 01:48 PM
From:​
Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To:​
All Senate members
Subject:​
Changing Opening Day of PA Deer Rifle Season
In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation that will permanently move the opening day of Pennsylvania Deer Rifle Season back to the Monday after Thanksgiving.

The annual deer rifle season is special in Pennsylvania. My office received a number of letters and phone calls regarding the impact of moving opening day to the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Local business owners and hunters seem aligned that the move of opening day has hurt businesses and many of the traditions associated with the longstanding original opening day. Currently, deer season begins the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It has been this way since a change in 2019.

This legislation will not affect Sunday hunting, nor will it determine the duration of the season. It is my hope that you will join me in supporting legislation to change opening day back.
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when did deer season close...i'm still deer hunting, working on AG tag (red tag) # 3
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I just can not figure people out, if you don't like the Saturday opener and are so against it all you need to do is start your hunting on Monday like you it use to be, is that so hard? I do not hunt on Sundays that is my choice I do not whine an complain about it at all, this a choice that we all still have, it's that one freedom that we still have.
no...they dont get to choose just like seniors wont get to choose what size buck they can still shoot if they remove antler restrictions. the opener is Saturday they have to go saturday.
no antler restrictions, seniors will be forced to shoot every spike and fork horn they see first.
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i'm still waiting to hear where you said i woke up and chose violence...you never elaborated on that !
all good, some things just go past me :)
i use to take my insulated orange jumpsuit, rifle and other stuff to work with me. i would go hunting right after work. get to the truck, pull on the jumpsuit, put on my boots and drive to my hunting spot. that usually left me with about 90 minutes of hunt time. if folks want to hunt, they'll find a way.
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Saturday opener turned a lot of folks into weekend hunters
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i dont even know what experiential learning is but Mercyhurst college here in Erie offers a degree in that
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the PGC must remain independent !!
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If the 1st day of deer is returned to the Monday after Thanksgiving, make sure a law is passed mandating all public and private high schools in PA to be off that Monday. None of this school is so important stuff.
and no sports practice on those days either. the anti hunting / anti gun coaches can just deal with it.
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just saw today they think they have the votes to switch the opener back to Monday !!
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its not about what day is better, its all about what day fits a persons schedule better. no matter what day it is, it will negatively impact someone, somewhere unless they make opening day a holiday here in PA. move it back to Monday and give everybody monday off.

fixed it ! what else needs fixed ?

Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in Our Country lately:

Illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida.
Not me -- I concentrate on solutions for the problems -- it's a win-win situation.
  • Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.
  • Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levees.
  • Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

Any other problems you want solved?
Think about this:
1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3.The Ten Commandments

COWS
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington and, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country.

CONSTITUTION
they keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
the real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a Federal building or Courthouse is this -- you cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal' 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of politicians, it creates a hostile work environment.
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in the paper today they claim license sales dropped by 42,000 after the switch was made from Monday to Saturday. the PGC didnt get the increase they thought they would.

was this the result of folks quitting ? or just thru attrition, people dying and others not hunting ?
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my handler at the NSA says the opener is going back to Monday
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Everyone has a trout stream or stocked waters within 15 minutes of their house. I don't think a lot of people make the annual pilgrimage to their backwoods camps for trout fishing. They go local.
i live in Erie. i can walk to some very good streams along route 5 that have a lot of steelhead in them during spring and fall runs. but i dont really fish.
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I wonder if peta..the humane society and all the other anti-hunting people cry and whine, like the hunters of PA cry when we have more opportunities afield, when they get a state agency to terminate a hunting season....
i know PETA doesnt like it when i send them a photo of a road kill and tell them if they file another anti hunting lawsuit, i'll run over another one ! 馃ぃ馃ぃ
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heres another tradition the Saturday opener ruined. sighting in at camp on the Sunday before opening day....Saturday opener completely ruined that one !
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thats why God made groundhogs. months of practice before deer season. if you can hit them, you can hit a deer.
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i dont want to be in the woods w
When you retire every day is a vacation day. Well, until people find out you can do stuff!
i've been retired since 2015. a retired person can do tons of stuff and still have time to work, do chores but mostly hunt, maybe fish....any day of the week, day or night ANYTIME
sometimes they even hunt deer during the day then coyote all night and sleep a few hours the next day :)
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