PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Sportsmen and farmers are facing off over a proposal to allow Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania.
During a recent hearing, Allegheny County House Democrat Marc Gergley – using what he admitted was a rough estimate of the voting membership of the overall 53,000 member Pennsylvania Farm Bureau – summed up the dispute this way.READ MORE: Mayor Kenney Provides Next Steps In Investigation Over Mishandling Of 1985 MOVE Victims' Remains
“20,000 farmers shouldn’t affect one million hunters, quite frankly.”
But Joel Rotz of the Farm Bureau says while his organization is a leader of the opposition, there are plenty of others who dislike the idea of Sunday hunting.READ MORE: Police Searching For Shooter After Man Gunned Down While Driving In Trenton
“We are hearing a growing voice among those who wish to be outdoors on Sunday enjoying a broad range of activities say that one day a week should be preserved for their pleasure without the concern of interfering in the hunters’ sport.”
Rotz also disputed the findings of an economic consultant that project thousands of jobs would be created if the ban on Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania were lifted.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police: Man Stabbed Multiple Times At Detention Center In Holmesburg
Reported By Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio