Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Regional Forums > Northeast
New Pa. Game law >

New Pa. Game law

Northeast ME, NH, VT, NY, CT, RI, MA, PA, DE, WV, MD, NJ Remember, the Regional forums are for hunting topics only.

New Pa. Game law

Old 12-30-2011, 06:20 PM
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
stapher1's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Slippery Rock, Pa.
Posts: 393
Default New Pa. Game law

New law takes effect on Feb. 13

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today applauded the enactment of legislation that will remove the requirement for hunters and trappers to display their licenses on an outer garment. The law takes effect in 60 days.
House Bill 735, sponsored by Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), was unanimously approved by the House on June 15, and was approved by a vote of 46-3 in the Senate. Gov. Tom Corbett signed the bill into law today, which will take effect on Feb. 13.
“Since 2003, the Game Commission has been supporting various drafts of legislation sponsored by Rep. Gillespie and Rep. Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill) to remove this antiquated requirement,” Roe said. “With today’s new license format, this change in law will make hunting less complicated, improve license management by hunters and trappers, and limit the inconveniences and troubles associated with lost or misplaced licenses.
“While we are pleased with the change in law, it is important to remember that the new law doesn’t take effect for 60 days. So, hunters and trappers will need to continue to wear their licenses on an outer garment until Feb. 13.”
stapher1 is offline  
Old 01-01-2012, 11:45 AM
Boone & Crockett
bronko22000's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 12,200

That was a dumb law anyway. There are not many states that require you to display your license. And it is much easier to lose when you must display it. I lost 2 so far. And I went hunting a couple times without it when I switched coats. Best to just keep it in your wallet.
bronko22000 is offline  
Old 01-01-2012, 04:22 PM
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
stapher1's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Slippery Rock, Pa.
Posts: 393

Agreed, they're so small you can't read them anyways unless your right next to the person.
stapher1 is offline  
Old 01-03-2012, 05:01 AM
Typical Buck
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South East Pa.
Posts: 526

That was over due. A couple times I was out all day with the wrong area doe tag on. Once I was hunting and found one. It turned out it was mine. I had hunted twice with out it and never knew I lost it. I won't carry a wallet either because I lost one once. I just carry copies of some I.D. If they are really interested they can follow me back to my truck to look at the real thing.
Gunplummer is offline  
Old 01-03-2012, 05:29 AM
Typical Buck
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NY: NYC to Watertown
Posts: 897

will have to wait and see if this is good or bad,
if PGC now stops every tom dick and harry to check their license i would rather wear my tag.
when fishing i often see officials checking people out with binoculars.
i would rather have them check me out from a distance,
and if they cant see what they are looking for or have questions then approach me,
wearing a tag is no big deal,
+25 yrs fishing, 15 yrs hunting never had a problem with a lost tag,
have more of a problem losing it at home than in the field
Terasec is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.