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Tiadaghton Valley Mall
Room 105
701 Allegheny Street, Box 4
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
(570) 398-4476

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Penn Hills Plaza, Halls Station
21 Kristi Road
Suite 1
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2084

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Capitol Office
Hon. Garth Everett
401 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202084
Harrisburg PA 17120-2084
(717) 787-5270
Fax: (717) 772-9958

E-Mail:  
geverett@pahousegop.com

Everett Says Compromise Sought for Sunday Hunting Bill
11/23/2011
HARRISBURG – As the House Game and Fisheries Committee continues to work on Sunday hunting legislation, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming), a member of that committee, said today that potential compromise language for the bill is being worked on in the wake of input from recent hearings and a high volume of comments from constituents.

“The committee has put a lot of effort into this legislation so far and the public hearings on the issue have given us a bountiful yield of good advice and ideas,” said Everett. “I have received more email and phone calls on this issue than any other this session so I thought I should give folks an update on the status of this legislation.” “I understand the arguments on both sides of the issue and believe there are merits to each. I think the compromises being proposed are a step in the right direction and that as we continue to debate the issue we may come up with something which could lead to an eventual vote.”

The compromise measures in House Bill 1760 could include having the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) institute Sunday hunting on public land at the discretion of the state agency in control of the land. For example, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources would have to approve Sunday hunting in the State Forests. In addition, private landowners could “opt in” if they wish to hunt on their own land on Sundays or open it up to others.
In addition, new measures in the compromise bill would include: 

        • Instituting a minimum three-year moratorium on Sunday deer hunting which could be 
          extended for a longer period by the PGC. 
        • Maintaining Sunday hunting for coyotes, foxes and crows. 
        • Strengthening the law against trespassing while hunting, making the violation a 
          primary offense and raising penalties, particularly for multiple violations or for refusing 
          to leave a property when asked to do so.

“There is a lot of work remaining and obviously this is all a part of an ongoing process, so other changes could be likely ahead as well,” said Everett.

The House Game and Fisheries Committee is chaired by Rep. John Evans (R-Crawford/Erie).

State Representative Garth Everett
84th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
RepEverett.com
Contact: Raymond Smith 
rsmith@pahousegop.com
717.705.1834
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