Kortz applauds passage of bill to allow Sunday hunting

HARRISBURG, Oct. 30 – A bill to allow for Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania is one step closer to becoming law following a 144-to-54 vote in the PA House chamber, state Rep. Bill Kortz announced today. 

Senate Bill 147 would allow hunting on three Sundays – one during rifle season, one during archery season, and one to be determined by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The bill also includes specific language that would require hunters to receive written permission to hunt on private property on those three Sundays and strengthens laws to make trespassing a primary offense.

“This measure, once signed into law, would effectively end a ban that’s been in effect in Pennsylvania for 337 years, a holdover from when our country was under British rule,” Kortz said. “Our state is one of three that have such a ban in place, and it’s long overdue that we become the next state to move forward and allow Sunday hunting. For many people, Sundays are the only days where they have the opportunity to hunt and spend time outdoors.”

The bill now heads back to the Senate for further consideration.