HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) is seeking input from residents living across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties on legislative action to remove the prohibition of Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania is among 11 states that ban or place special restrictions on Sunday hunting; however, several bills are pending before the state Legislature that would allow hunting on Sundays.
“While I personally do not oppose Sunday hunting, I certainly respect the views of those who I represent in rural Pennsylvania,” Yaw said. “I have heard both sides of the debate. On one side, there are those that argue it is necessary to preserve one day a week when people can be outside without running into hunters or hearing gunfire. Others say allowing Sunday hunting will have a positive impact on the sport, encouraging new or younger hunters to take up the tradition, thus allowing families to spend more time together given everyone’s busy schedule. Further, it could add additional revenues to state coffers.”
On Tuesday, Sen. Yaw began polling residents living in his Senatorial District on the issue through his electronic E-Newsletter.
Located on his website, the poll asks: “Do you support or oppose Sunday Hunting in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania? As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, the poll had collected over 400 responses, not including responses on social media.
Residents can participate in the online poll at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com, or to subscribe to the senator’s E-News.
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff