February 24, 2011
Pennsylvania May Change Date of Deer Rifle Season Opener
By Chad Love
Tradition versus convenience is the question concerning a bill to change the season opener of deer rifle season in Pennsylvania.
From this story in the Pocono Record:
State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, has introduced legislation that would move the first day of antlered rifle deer season in Pennsylvania back two days, from the Monday following Thanksgiving to that Saturday. Mullery is a member of the House Game and Fisheries Committee and says he was approached by several constituents requesting the change, which he has introduced in House Bill 566. One constituent provided him with a petition signed by more than 100 outdoorsmen. According to Mullery, "For many hunters, taking a day off from work creates further financial burden during these difficult economic times." But for many, having the opening day of deer season on the Monday following Thanksgiving is a tradition that has been in place for several family generations
So what do you think? Should traditional season openers go the way of Sunday hunting laws, or are they sacrosanct?