The Pennsylvania chapter has been knocking it out of the park lately.
After two years of steady work with partners and members on its top policy issue, the chapter was rewarded Nov. 27 when Gov. Wolf signed Senate Bill 147 into law, thereby allowing the pursuit of deer and other species on three Sundays starting in the 2020-21 season. While efforts to legalize Sunday hunting have a long history, the Pennsylvania chapter of BHA drove a pivotal stake in the ground in March of 2018 when it published a statement opposing the ban and calling on members to engage with their elected officials on the issue. The chapter is proud to have worked with many partners and legislators on the effort and to have made a real difference for hunters.
With CWD on the rise in the Keystone State, leaders have also been busy helping inform hunters about chronic wasting disease and how hunters can help the Pennsylvania Game Commission monitor and slow its spread. Chapter Secretary Don Rank and Courtney Colley, game commission CWD communications specialist, hosted a CWD Facebook Live Q&A Nov. 7. They fielded questions from viewers for about a half hour live from the PGC’s Harrisburg headquarters.
For the hat trick, the PA crew kicked off an R3 effort called “Take Two” that asks every Pennsylvania member to engage two people who have never hunted or are new to hunting in a hunting-related activity or meal.