Don’t expand hunting to Sundays
I support Silvie Pomicter in her opposition to expanding hunting on Sundays.
Currently Sunday hunting is allowed for coyote, fox and crows. We do not need to expand such, in fact we need to restrict it.
I have followed this debate for so long I was wearing a pager at the first Pennsylvania House hearing where I testified against the idea. In that time, numerous alternatives have been proposed, none of which has garnered much support beyond the die hard National Rifle Association members, the NRA being the primary force behind the idea. Repeated polls have shown that even hunters are split almost evenly on the idea.
The state Farm Bureau is against it, because of the property rights infringements aspect. Yet the Legislature keeps wasting time, money and other resources on the issue, as if it has nothing more pressing to handle.
Nothing about this idea works. It will not steady, let alone increase currently declining hunters’ numbers. In fact New York officials testified at the aforementioned hearing that such failed there.
How is it that our parents and grandparents had time to hunt six days a week, while so many today claim they can’t? Our ancestors worked in the mines, factories and farms which had much harsher schedules than today.
This is essentially a property rights issue, both private and public.
Hunters, who are a shrinking minority, cannot be allowed to disrupt the rights of the growing majority, which is bad enough now, via such an expansion. David Kveragas NewtoN