Report: Hunting on Sundays in PA could increase jobs, spending

    A report by the Daily Local News in Chester County says a measure to allow hunting on Sundays in Pennsylvania could increase jobs and spending, as well as generate additional tax revenue.

    According to the Daily Local News, a resolution was released last week by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, calling for the Legislature to open hunting on Sundays.

    In the report, the state’s Game Commission says hunting on Sunday would generate $629 million in additional spending and would create 5,300 jobs.

    While opening hunting on Sundays could bring significant benefits to the state, there are some lawmakers who aren’t in favor of the change.

    A bill was also introduced recently that would transfer regulatory power from the Legislature to the Game Commission, which the Daily Local News reports would require it to determine when hunters would be allowed to hunt, among other decisions.

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