The battle over Pennsylvania’s ban on most Sunday hunting is heating up again, and this time the field of fire is in federal court.
Hunters United for Sunday Hunting, a Lancaster County-based sportsmen’s group, has filed suit in U.S. Middle District Court in Harrisburg, seeking to have the ban voided on grounds that it is unconstitutional.
The defendant in the case is the state Game Commission, which enforces the hunting laws.
HUSH contends that the long-standing Sunday hunting ban violates federal and state protections of the right to bear arms and freedom of religion. Also, the group is claiming that the ban illegally creates two classes of hunters – the few who can hunt on Sundays by special provision and the vast majority who cannot.