Game commission to discuss possible hunting changes

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The conversation about possible hunting changes continues Monday with a discussion at the Pennsylvania Game Commission headquarters.

The Board of Game Commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Public testimony is limited to five minutes. 

There was a meeting on Sunday, there is one Monday and there will be one Tuesday. This is all part of the game commission’s first quarterly meeting with public comment. 

Some of the topics of these meetings include fur taking seasons, trapping seasons and bag limits. Pennsylvania is one of three states that doesn’t allow hunting on Sundays. At Sunday’s meeting, there was a focus on allowing Sunday hunting and changing the start date of hunting season to the Saturday after Thanksgiving instead of the Monday after. 

“Having it start on Saturday is a way that we could have Sunday to drive back up to school and butcher our harvest,” said Kelli Ritter of Boyertown. 

“It may also promote multi-generational hunting,” said Brad Nelson, of Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative.

Any deer season changes must be decided by April. 

You can watch the meetings on a live stream by clicking here. The meeting is scheduled to be live streamed Monday morning following public comment.

The Board of Game Commissioners meeting Tuesday is scheduled to be live streamed beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

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