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UBP News & Legislative Reports


Pennsylvania Bowhunting News is provided monthly as a supplement newsletter to the Pennsylvania Bowhunting quarterly magazine publication. 

At the United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania, we are dedicated to our mission to the Preserve, Promote, and Protect bowhunting opportunities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  We support game management based on sound biological principles and a "resource first" philosophy.  The UBP was founded in the spring of 1985 by a group of dedicated bowhunters who desired to unite all of Pennsylvania's bowhunters into one organization with a mission to fight the growing anti-hunting movement.  Now the UBP is the longest-lasting and most influential bowhunting organization in the Commonwealth. 

To contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission, please go to:  PA GAME COMMISSION

To contact your local Legislative & Regulatory Representatives and Senators, please go to:  FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR - PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

To contact our Legislative Director Tom Redfern directly, please complete the form below and click submit to express your concern(s) and submit your question or query.

You may scroll over and click each publication to view the entire document.  The UBP wants to hear from our members not only on legislative concerns and issues that directly affect bowhunting rights and opportunities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, but also all other legislative concerns and issues of our membership.

Antlerless Deer Application Schedules 2019

By Mail Only (not to be received before dates listed below)

Antlerless License (residents ) - Monday, July 8
Antlerless License (nonresidents) - Monday, July 15

Unsold License, 1st Round - Monday, August 5
Unsold License, 2nd Round - Monday, August 19

Over-the-Counter sales: WMUs 2B, 5C, and 5D - Monday, August 26
All other WMUs - Monday, October 7

To check on Antlerless Deer License Availability for all Pennsylvania WMUs through the Pennsylvania Game Commission, please click the button below.

CALL TO ACTION IN FAVOR TO MOVE SENATE BILL #147 THROUGH APPROPRIATIONS

Please call Senator Jake Corman's office today if possible. Tell him who you are and that you support Senate Bill #147 which would remove the Legislative Prohibition on Sunday Hunting. Advise your support in favor of Senate Bill #147 and that you are in favor of moving the bill through Aappropriations.

Senator Patrick Browne is the Chair of the Appropriations Committee (Sunday Hunting Bill is in Appropriations Committee) and Senator Browne must get "The word" from Senator Corman that this bill should move forward.  Senator Corman is the Republican Leader.  Please call Senator Corman's office and ask that his Office INSIST that Browne allow Senate Bill #147 to move through Appropriations. 

These two Senators are currently the ONLY two Senators that at this time control the issue of Sunday Hunting.  

Senator Jake Corman, Room: 350 Main Capitol - (717) 787-1377 

Senator Patrick Browne, Room: 281 Main Capitol - (717) 787-1349 

SENATE BILL 1202 OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

SENATE BILL 1202 OUTLINES AND DEFINES THE INSTITUTION OF SUNDAY HUNTING IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.  WE CALL UPON ALL UBP MEMBERSHIP, PA SPORTSMEN, AND ALL FELLOW PA HUNTERS TO CONTACT THEIR PA SENATOR(S) TO SUPPORT IN FAVOR OF SB 1202.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REVIEW SENATE BILL 1202 IN IT'S ENTIRETY: PENNSYLVANIA SENATE BILL NO. 1202

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