With the state of Pennsylvania adding Sunday hunting availability to the approved 2020-21 season schedule, new regulations may be passed to ensure the safety of everyone using the land on those days.
As it stands right now, during the height of the fall hunting seasons – from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15 – nonhunters using state game lands are required to wear fluorescent orange, except on Sundays.
Now that expanded Sunday hunting has been approved, additional hunting will occur on three Sundays within that timeframe:
Sunday, Nov. 15 for archery deer hunting, Sunday, Nov. 22 for bear hunting during the bear firearms season, and Sunday, Nov. 29 for deer hunting during the firearms deer season.
The Board of Game Commissioners today voted preliminarily to amend regulations to require hikers and other nonhunters wear at least 250 square inches of fluorescent-orange clothing on the head, chest and back combined, visible from 360 degrees, when visiting state game lands at any time during that period.
The proposal requires adoption at the July meeting.