Pa. Farm Bureau delegates: We still say no to hunting on Sunday

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HERSHEY, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau delegates rejected any attempt to change the farm organization’s opposition to legislation that would allow Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania.

During PFB’s 61st annual meeting in Hershey Nov. 14-16, no changes were approved to PFB’s existing policy, which opposes any expansion of Sunday hunting.

Two resolutions. Out of 158 total resolutions considered by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau members during PFB’s annual meeting, two of those resolutions related to the Sunday hunting issue.

One county Farm Bureau offered a resolution that would allow state game lands to be opened for Sunday hunting, while another county Farm Bureau submitted a resolution proposing that Sunday hunting be allowed on private commercial hunting preserves. Both resolutions were overwhelmingly rejected by delegates from the 54 county Farm Bureaus, which represent members from Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

In addition, PFB reaffirmed its staunch opposition to Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania by overwhelmingly rejecting a motion offered from the delegate floor to change the farm organization’s long standing policy on Sunday hunting.

“Over the past few decades, farmers have evaluated several resolutions during our annual meeting that would have allowed a limited form of Sunday hunting in the state,” said state Farm Bureau President Carl Shaffer, “but each time those resolutions were resoundingly defeated during our policy development process.

“Pennsylvania Farm Bureau members are sending a clear message by defeating these resolutions: We oppose any effort to change the existing Sunday hunting law.”

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