the Hunting Field for Coyotes
Dr. Dennis Wydra
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
bill is now at the House Game and Fisheries Committee. Call
your state representative and senator and ask them to support
|THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILLNo. 2230 Session of 2014
INTRODUCED BY LUCAS, CAUSER, D. COSTA, DENLINGER,
C. HARRIS, KORTZ, KRIEGER, McGEEHAN, METZGAR, MILLARD,
MULLERY, MURT, PEIFER, PYLE, SANKEY AND SONNEY, MAY
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON GAME AND FISHERIES, MAY 1,
Amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in hunting and furtaking, further providing
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
§ 2308. Unlawful devices and methods.
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(b) Exceptions.--The provisions of subsection (a)
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(7) A semiautomatic rifle, .223 caliber or less with
cartridge capacity of not more than six, for the taking
coyote, fox or woodchuck.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.