The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society previously notified members of a chance to gain Sunday hunting opportunities in Pennsylvania through Senate Bill 147.
This week, the House Game and Fisheries Committee added an amendment to SB 147, primarily to require written landowner permission for Sunday hunting. This amendment has alleviated some lingering concerns and created the best chance yet to allow hunters that want the opportunity for Sunday hunting to have that choice. The rundown of votes that passed the amended version of SB 147 out of the House Game and Fisheries Committee can be found here.
A vote by the full state House is now scheduled for Monday, October 28.
We encourage our members to contact your State Representative before the end of the day today, October 25, and voice your support for passing this bill. Before you make contact, check the Game and Fisheries Committee votes (linked above), and be sure to thank your Representative if they have already indicated their support.
For more background on the RGS/AWS position on SB 147, review the brief written testimony we previously provided in advance of a prior public hearing.