Legislation To Reinstate Monday Opener
January 26, 2023
In 2019 the Pennsylvania Game Commission shifted the opening day of rifle deer season from the traditional Monday following Thanksgiving to the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This was basically a social shift, with the commission’s spokespersons telling us the Saturday opener would increase the number of sportsmen who would be able to hunt. Among these were young hunters who the commission said often were unable to hunt on the Monday opener because of school.
However, that was flawed reasoning, since many schools, especially those located in rural regions, were closed on that Monday in...