Sunday hunting coming to Pennsylvania?

June 29, 2011 4:51:16 PM PDT
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has come out in support of allowing hunting on Sundays.

At the commission's regular board meeting on Tuesday, members took up a resolution calling on state lawmakers to repeal the ban on Sunday hunting.

The (Allentown) Morning Call says the board of commissioners voted 4-3 in favor of the resolution, the commission's first such action supporting the change.

Supporters say the Sunday hunting ban is the last of Pennsylvania's so-called "blue laws" that at one time barred retail stores from opening on Sundays and prohibited the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Forty-three other states allow Sunday hunting, which has been banned in Pennsylvania since 1873.

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, however, is against the change, and voiced strong opposition during a legislative hearing earlier this month.


Information from: The Morning Call