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UBP News & Legislative Reports


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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.

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 

UBP LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR S. WESLEY “MULDOON” WALDRON PASSES AWAY MAY 24, 2019

S. Wesley “Muldoon” Waldron, 73, of Cascade Township, passed away on May 24, 2019, at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 3, 1945, in Williamsport. He was the son of the late Fred S. and Anna Rebecca (Banzhaf) Waldron.

Wesley was a member of the United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania and was our Legislative Director, member of the Pennsylvania Longbow Association and a Life Member of the NRA. He was also a Vietnam War veteran where he served in the US Army, and he retired from the Montoursville Borough as a water operator.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Anne M. Lewis; three sons, Brock (Heather) Waldron, of Montoursville, Tony (Jennifer) Zelewicz, of Eagles Mere, and Brant (Leah Borow) Waldron, of Montoursville; his two sisters, Catherine (Donald) Brown, of Florida, and Rebecca (John) Hennesy, of Connecticut; five grandchildren, Ivy, Quincy, Adelyn, Grace and Luca; and niece and nephew, Derek and Madelyn.

The Board of Directors and Leadership Team at the United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania has been honored to have been served by Wes over the past several decades, within various roles in the organization. We thank Wes not only for his service, but also for his friendship, passion, dedication, and demonstrated integrity. Our organization could not be what it is today without the perseverance of our dear friend and fellow outdoor enthusiast.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. June 15, 2019, at 1328 Kellyburg Road, Trout Run, PA 17771 (The Johnson’s).

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

Any contributions in his name may be made to the United Bow Hunters of Pennsylvania.

www.spitlerfuneralhome.com

2018-19 PA GAME COMMISSION LICENSES/PERMITS ARE SET FOR SALE ON JUNE 18, 2018!

Read more about it here: PA GAME COMMISSION 2018-2019 LICENSES/PERMITS

Please see the PA Game Commission Anterless Deer License Application Schedule to the right.

* * * IF YOU PURCHASED A SPECIAL SPRING TURKEY LICENSE FOR THE 2018 SPRING SEASON, AND YOU HAVE NOT REPORTED YOUR SPRING TURKEY ACTIVITIES, THIS IS A REMINDER THAT REPORTING IS MANDATORY FOR ALL SPECIAL SPRING TURKEY LICENSES IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION, REGARDLESS OF HARVEST SUCCESS.  THE DEADLINE TO REPORT IS JUNE 10, 2018.  PLEASE CALL THE PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION AT 717-724-6971 FOR HARVEST REPORTING ASSISTANCE. * * *

GAME COMMISSION RELEASES DEER HARVEST REPORT

HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvania’s buck harvest increased 10 percent, and the overall deer harvest also was up 10 percent, in the state’s 2017-18 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported on 3/20/18.

Read more about it here: PA GAME COMMISSION 2017-2018 DEER HARVEST REPORT 

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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