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Leveling the Hunting Field for Coyotes

By Dr. Dennis Wydra

The use of semi-automatic rifles for hunting in Pennsylvania has been illegal for decades but a new bill just introduced by Representative Gregory Lucas (R Crawford/Erie) and 16 co-sponsors would change that for predator hunting. A great summary was just posted by Prince Law Offices, Reading - FINALLY !!! Pennsylvania Considers Permitting the Use of Semiautomatic Rifles to Hunt Predators

This bill is now at the House Game and Fisheries Committee. Call your state representative and senator and ask them to support HB 2230.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILLNo. 2230 Session of 2014
INTRODUCED BY LUCAS, CAUSER, D. COSTA, DENLINGER, EVANKOVICH,
C. HARRIS, KORTZ, KRIEGER, McGEEHAN, METZGAR, MILLARD,
MULLERY, MURT, PEIFER, PYLE, SANKEY AND SONNEY, MAY 1, 2014
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON GAME AND FISHERIES, MAY 1, 2014
AN ACT
Amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in hunting and furtaking, further providing for
unlawful devices and methods.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 2308(b) of Title 34 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a paragraph to read:
§ 2308. Unlawful devices and methods.
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(b) Exceptions.--The provisions of subsection (a) shall not
apply to:
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(7) A semiautomatic rifle, .223 caliber or less with a
cartridge capacity of not more than six, for the taking of a
coyote, fox or woodchuck.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
 

 

 

 

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