The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners held their first meeting of the year virtually earlier today and heard comments from PGC staff biologists and specialists before considering each item on the agenda. Ultimately, the Commission voted to pass each of the enumerated agenda items, and while I will not cover them all here, there are … Continue reading Pennsylvania Game Commission January Meeting Notes – Digital Licenses, Unlimited Antlerless Tags?, and more Sunday Hunting on the Horizon!
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
By Tom Beveridge Jack Coble of Perry County believes in his constitutional rights. In fact, he spent thousands of dollars to fight a citation he received from a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer - and he won! On November 7, 2012, a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer Steven Shaffer entered Mr. Coble's farm to investigate a tip … Continue reading The Constitutional Right Against Self Incrimination Applies Even to the PA Game Commission
By Tom Beveridge. On November 27, 2013, Governor Corbett signed Senate Bill 763 into law which amends Section 2324 of Title 34 (commonly referred to as the Game and Wildlife Code) effectively eliminating the mandatory requirement of maintaining a "roster" of the individuals who are hunting deer, bear, elk or turkey "together or in unison … Continue reading Big Game Hunting Rosters Requirement for PA Hunters – Gone Like Our Paper Licenses? Maybe….
By Ian K. Friedman, Esq. Deer in Southeastern Pennsylvania are a pretty common sight regardless of where you live in the area, whether it is the more rural Newtown area of Bucks County or Ardmore in the Main Line suburbs. However, while deer are known for being hit by cars, they generally don’t try and … Continue reading To Dispatch or Not To Dispatch?