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.
Yesterday, Governor Wolf signed HB 698 into law. The text of HB 698 can be found here. HB 698 modified both Section 2308 and 2923 of the Game Law. HB 698 provides an exception to the general ban on hunting from a vehicle or conveyance of any kind other than that propelled by manpower. Section … Continue reading Governor Signs Bill Allowing Disabled Individuals to Hunt from Motorized Wheelchairs
Rifle season for hunters in PA opened on Monday and the violations are already being racked up. Individuals have been contacting our office for representation regarding a number of different violations. Most of which could have been avoided had they not spoken to the Game Commission Officer. I previously blogged that you have a 5th … Continue reading Rifle Season and Why You Should Never Speak to the Game Commission
Hunting license revocation season is upon us. I've been contacted by a number of individuals in the last several weeks regarding letters they've received from the Pennsylvania Game Commission stating that their hunting licenses have been revoked for the two years or more. As I've stated in the past and continue to maintain, when you … Continue reading Hunting Violation? Think Twice Before Pleading Guilty…
Today marks opening day for antlered deer here in Pennsylvania. Hundreds of hunters take to the woods to fill their freezers for the year to come or to find that trophy deer. Every year, individuals are charged with violating the game code. I previously blogged that the PA Game Commission Officers (GCOs) and Wildlife Conservation … Continue reading Opening Day for Antlered Deer in Pennsylvania
A new development in the Fish and Game code grants Waterway Conservation Officers (WCO), Game Commission Officers (GCO) and Wildlife Conservation Officers (WLCO) (but not their deputies) the ability to wear body cameras in the performance of their official duties. The new law requires that the individual must have received training on the use of … Continue reading Corbett signs bill granting Conservation Officers use of body cameras