Thursday, June 27, 2019

Pennsylvania: Sunday Hunting Legislation Passes Senate, Moves to House

On June 26th, the Pennsylvania state Senate voted 36-14 to pass Senate Bill 147.  Your NRA would like to thank all of the Senators who voted in favor of this important pro-hunting reform bill.  It will now go to the House of Representatives for further consideration.  Please contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 147.
Senate Bill 147, sponsored by Senator Dan Laughlin, would expand hunting opportunities for Pennsylvania hunters by providing for three additional days of hunting on Sundays.  This legislation would allow hunters more time to take part in one of America’s oldest traditions.  Further, hunters are responsible for millions of habitat restoration and conservation dollars through Pittman-Robertson taxes paid on firearms and other hunting equipment.  Hunters should have access to hunting lands made possible by these funds. 
Many hunters are prevented from introducing their children or friends to hunting because it is difficult to find the time and opportunities to hunt outside of the work or school week.  Countless hunters stop hunting because of this lack of opportunity.  Senate Bill 147 seeks to increase Pennsylvania hunters’ ability to enjoy our hunting heritage and will improve hunter recruitment and retention efforts.
Again, please contact your state Representative and urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 147.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

PA Hunting Licenses Go On Sale This Monday June 17th


Modifications for the 2019 seasons include expanding the mid-October muzzleloader and special firearms deer seasons to include bears statewide; increasing to two weeks the length of the statewide archery bear season and shifting it to the two weeks following the muzzleloader and special firearms bear seasons; and expanding 4-day extended bear seasons to seven days in most wildlife management units (WMUs) where they are held.

Regular Firearms (Statewide) Nov. 23 & Nov. 25-27, 2019 

Archery (Statewide) Oct. 28- Nov. 9, 2019 
WMUs 2B, 5C & 5D Sept. 21-Nov. 29, 2019
WMU 5B Oct. 5-Nov. 16, 2019

Muzzleloader (Statewide) Oct. 19-26, 2019

Special Firearms (Statewide) Oct. 24-26, 2019

Extended Season 
WMUs 2B, 5B, 5C & 5D Nov.30-Dec.14, 2019
WMUs 1B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E & 5A Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2019