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State Rep. Gerald Mullery
Mullery wants to move start of buck season
HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today introduced legislation (H.B. 566) that would move the first day of antlered rifle deer season in Pennsylvania from the Monday following Thanksgiving to the Saturday following Thanksgiving.
"Hunting is a wonderful tradition in this Commonwealth," Mullery said. "Changing the opening day to a Saturday would provide all hunters with a greater opportunity to enjoy this tradition."
Mullery, a member of the House Game and Fisheries Committee, was approached by several constituents requesting the change. One provided him with a petition signed by more than 100 outdoorsmen.
"The ever-increasing demands facing our resident hunters often result in their missing the first day of hunting season," Mullery said. "For many hunters, taking a day off from work creates further financial burden during these difficult economic times."