Pennsylvania Senate Bill 147 would expand additional opportunities to all of Pennsylvania’s 1.4 million sportsmen and women by eliminating the outdated “blue law” that prohibits hunting on Sundays.
Hunters often cite “lack of time” as one of the No. 1 reasons they stop hunting. Allowing an extra day will help recruit and retain a robust hunter population that is needed to provide critical funding for conservation efforts in the Keystone State.
From 2007 to 2017, Pennsylvania’s junior hunting licenses sales dropped by almost 20,000 licenses. Allowing for an additional day of hunting will also help ensure the next generation of sportsmen and women have more opportunities and will keep our hunting heritage strong.
Hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, golfing and even gambling is currently legal on Sundays in Pennsylvania, but hunting is still outlawed. This stance ignores the fact that hunting is a deep part of Pennsylvania’s heritage and Pennsylvania sportsmen and women directly contribute billions of dollars each year to the economy while directly supporting over 25,000 jobs.
SCI strongly supports changing the law to allow Sunday hunting and will continue to provide updates as the bill makes its way through the legislative process.