Today, Governor Wolf signed HB 1188, which removes the restriction on the use of thermal and night vision devices for hunting in Pennsylvania! As a result, it will take effect in 60 days. As I discussed in our prior article, Bill to Permit Hunting with Thermal and Night Vision Devices Headed to Governor Wolf’s Desk!, HB … Continue reading Governor Wolf Signs HB 1188 Permitting Hunting with Thermal and Night Vision Devices in Pennsylvania!
Today, HB 1188, a bill which removes the restriction on the use of thermal and night vision devices for hunting in Pennsylvania, after having been passed by the House and Senate, was signed in the House and will be transmitted to the Senate for final signature and thereafter headed to Governor Wolf's desk. Currently, 34 … Continue reading Bill to Permit Hunting with Thermal and Night Vision Devices Headed to Governor Wolf’s Desk!
I’m pleased to report that as of yesterday, the Pennsylvania Game Commission Administrative Offices are attempting to resume operations in respect to hearings for revocation of hunting privileges. So far the Game Commission has been in contact with 3 of my clients about rescheduling hearings. If you have a pending revocation hearing and do not … Continue reading Pennsylvania Game Commission Resuming Hearing Regarding Revocations of Hunting Privileges
Last week, just before Thanksgiving, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 147 to give Pennsylvania hunters three new days of Sunday hunting each year. This is a welcome change for those hunters who work a standard business week, go to school, or generally have responsibilities on weekdays who have been relegated to hunting one day per … Continue reading LIMITED SUNDAY HUNTING COMING TO PENNSYLVANIA IN 2020
Yesterday, Governor Wolf brought Pennsylvania hunting into the 21st Century by permitting the use of leashed tracking dogs - which is permitted by 35 other states - by enacting SB 135. SB 135 amends Section 2383 of the Pennsylvania Game Code by permitting an individual to: Make use of a leashed tracking dog to track … Continue reading Governor Wolf to Permit Hunting with Leashed Tracking Dogs
Yesterday, Governor Wolf signed HB 359 into law, which will take effect in 60 days and provides protections for hunters, (1) where they mistakenly kill a bear or elk, (2) where they are erroneously hunting in the wrong area and take a game animal that is out of season, and (3) where the hunter is … Continue reading New PA Hunting Law Precludes Revocation of Hunting Licenses
Recently, after I blogged about the list of approved animals to hunt with a semi-automatic in PA, I submitted a Right to Know Law request to the PA Game Commission. I sought records which included the survey itself, any and all responses, and documents relating to the selection of those who would receive the survey, … Continue reading Results of a Right to Know Law Request to the PA Game Commission Regarding Their Survey of Hunters and Semi-automatics for Big Game Hunting
As many of you know, the PA Game Commission voted on the regulations for hunting with semiautomatic rifles. As Attorney Prince previously reported, the Pennsylvania Game Commission voted against semi-automatic hunting for big game. Which means the list of animals that people are able to hunt is not as large as it was previously thought to be. The … Continue reading Hunting with a Semiautomatic Firearm in PA? List of approved animals.
Today, after previously voting unanimously to preliminarily approve hunting of game with semi-automatic firearms, the Pennsylvania Game Commission voted against semi-automatic hunting for big game in violation of the Second Amendment and in direct betrayal of gun owners. Please reach out to the Game Commission and let them know your thoughts on their encroachment of … Continue reading PA Game Commission Votes AGAINST Semi-Automatic Hunting
After the public hearings that occurred from January 29th through today, January 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced: The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave unanimous preliminary approval to regulatory changes that would permit the use of semiautomatic rifles and shotguns while hunting big game, small game and furbearers. A five-round magazine would … Continue reading PA Game Commission Preliminarily Approves The Use Of Semiautomatic Rifles and Shotguns While Hunting Big Game, Small Game and Furbearers