Senate-passed Sunday hunting bill hits opposition in House

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to allow limited hunting in Pennsylvania on Sundays is running into opposition that could prevent its final passage in the state House.

Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Keith Gillespie said Tuesday after a contentious informational hearing in the Capitol that supporters will need to engage in some “damage control” if they hope to see the bill enacted.

The state Senate voted 36 to 14 in June to permit hunting on one Sunday during deer rifle season, one during deer archery season, and on a third Sunday.

It’s touted as a way to make it easier for younger people and those who work during the week to hunt.

Pennsylvania has long banned Sunday hunting, although there are exceptions for crows, foxes, and coyotes.

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