CHAPTER 141. HUNTING AND TRAPPING

Subchap. Sec.

A.    GENERAL … 141.1
B.    SMALL GAME … 141.21
C.    BIG GAME … 141.41
D.    FURBEARERS … 141.61

Subchapter A. GENERAL


Sec.


141.1.    Special regulations areas.
141.2.    Pesticide products to control nuisance wildlife.
141.3.    Protection removed under certain circumstances.
141.4.    Hunting hours.
141.5.    [Reserved].
141.6.    Illegal devices.
141.7.    Use of artificial lights.
141.8.    [Reserved].
141.8a.    Accompanying junior hunters.
141.9.    [Reserved].
141.10.    [Reserved].
141.11.    [Reserved].
141.12.    [Reserved].
141.13.    [Reserved].
141.14.    [Reserved].
141.15.    Loaded firearms or devices in vehicles.
141.16.    [Reserved].
141.17.    [Reserved].
141.18.    Permitted devices.
141.19.    Killing game or wildlife to protect property.
141.20.    Protective material required.

§ 141.1. Special regulations areas.

 (a)  Name. The areas shall be known and referred to as special regulations areas.

 (b)  Descriptions.

   (1)  Southwest area. Includes the County of Allegheny.

   (2)  Southeast area. Includes the Counties of Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia and also includes Tyler and Ridley Creek State Parks and other publicly-owned lands therein.

 (c)  Prohibitions.

   (1)  Except as provided in subsection (d), it is unlawful to take, kill or attempt to take or kill wildlife through the use of a firearm of any description which discharges single-projectile ammunition, or, while hunting for wild birds or wild animals, to possess single-projectile ammunition, except for employees of political subdivisions and other persons who have a valid deer control permit issued under the authority of Chapter 29 of the act (relating to special licenses and permits).

   (2)  It is unlawful to use buckshot in Allegheny or Philadelphia Counties without specific authorization of the Director.

 (d)  Permitted acts. It is lawful to:

   (1)  Except in Philadelphia County, Ridley Creek State Park, Delaware County and Tyler State Park, Bucks County, hunt and kill deer and bear through the use of a muzzleloading long gun or a shotgun, at least .410 gauge (rifled barrels permitted), including semiautomatics which, upon discharge, propel a single projectile.

   (2)  Take deer with a shotgun 20 gauge or larger—including semiautomatic—using buckshot in the Southeast area only.

   (3)  Take small game, furbearing animals, crows or wildlife with a manually operated rimfire rifle or handgun .22 caliber or less.

   (4)  Kill an animal legally caught in a trap with a manually operated rimfire rifle or handgun .22 caliber or less while trapping.

   (5)  Harvest more than one deer at a time when multiple harvests of deer per day are authorized without first lawfully tagging previous harvests, provided all deer harvested are lawfully tagged immediately thereafter.

   (6)  Hunt or take deer during any deer season through the use of or by taking advantage of bait on private property currently operating under a valid deer control permit where approval for limited baiting activities has previously been obtained under §  147.552 (relating to application). This limited authorization is valid only to the extent that persons comply with the standards and conditions in §  147.556 (relating to lawful devices and methods).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.1 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.1 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended May 25, 1990, effective July 1, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 2752; amended May 3, 1991, effective July 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2009; amended May 28, 1993, effective July 1, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 2565; amended September 6, 1996, effective September 7, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4339; amended May 26, 2000, effective May 27, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2601; amended November 17, 2000, effective November 18, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 5960; corrected December 1, 2000, effective December 2, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6209; amended March 9, 2001, effective March 10, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1370; amended May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; amended September 27, 2002, effective September 28, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 4712; amended June 13, 2003, effective June 14, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2751; amended December 1, 2006, effective December 26, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7250; amended August 22, 2008, effective August 23, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 4615; amended May 27, 2011, effective May 28, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2694; amended June 22, 2012, effective June 23, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 3588. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (356999) to (357000).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  141.22 (relating to small game); and 58 Pa. Code §  141.41 (relating to general).

§ 141.2. Pesticide products to control nuisance wildlife.

 (a)  A person acting under the authority of the act or this part is authorized to use pesticide products registered and labeled as approved for wildlife control by the Department of Agriculture, to control wildlife destroying or damaging crops.

 (b)  Failure to follow methods, amounts and procedures prescribed by the manufacturer, or the Department of Agriculture or to use pesticides inconsistent with labeling and application instructions is a violation of this section.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.2 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; reserved June 17, 1983, effective June 18, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1941; amended June 17, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (91645).

§ 141.3. Protection removed under certain circumstances.

 (a)  General.

   (1)  Protection is removed from wildlife, except migratory birds, big game and threatened or endangered species, when personal property, other than an agricultural crop, is being destroyed or damaged.

   (2)  Wildlife may only be taken by the owner or person in charge of the personal property affected.

   (3)  Wildlife taken to protect personal property shall be taken in a humane and lawful manner.

 (b)  Disposition.

   (1)  Wildlife taken to protect personal property shall be turned over to a Commission representative as required in section 2125 of the act (relating to surrender of carcass to commission officer).

   (2)  Wildlife, or a part thereof, taken under this section, may not be retained alive, sold or given away.

   (3)  Wildlife taken alive may be relocated to a natural setting unless otherwise restricted or prohibited.

 (c)  Diseased or sick wildlife.

   (1)  Protection is removed from wildlife, except migratory birds, big game and threatened or endangered species, when it is obvious that an animal is sick or diseased and poses a threat to human safety, farm animals or pets.

   (2)  The wildlife may only be taken by, or under the direct supervision of, the person in charge of the property where the threat exists.

   (3)  The wildlife shall be taken in a safe, expeditious and lawful manner.

 (d)  Disposition of diseased or sick wildlife.

   (1)  Wildlife taken under authority of subsection (c) shall be disposed of in one of the following ways:

     (i)   Buried on the site where taken.

     (ii)   Destroyed by incineration or other proper disposal.

     (iii)   Submitted for laboratory analysis.

   (2)  Wildlife or parts thereof taken under subsection (c) may not be retained alive, sold or given away.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.3 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; reserved April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended December 11, 1987, effective December 12, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 5129. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (118693) to (118694).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  133.1 (relating to protected mammals); and 58 Pa. Code §  133.2 (relating to protected birds).

§ 141.4. Hunting hours.

 Except as otherwise provided, wild birds and mammals may be hunted 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

   (1)  During the regular antlered and antlerless deer seasons, it is unlawful to take or attempt to take other wild birds or mammals except game birds on regulated hunting grounds, migratory waterfowl, coyotes, feral swine, wild boar and bear. Coyotes may be hunted from the first day to the last day inclusive of any big game season only by persons who possess a valid furtaker’s license, or by persons lawfully engaged in hunting big game who have a valid tag. Feral swine and wild boar may be taken from the first day to the last day inclusive of any big game season only by persons lawfully engaged in hunting big game who have a valid tag.

   (2)  Raccoon, fox, skunk, opossum, coyote, bobcat and weasel may be hunted any hour, day or night, except during restricted periods in paragraph (1).

   (3)  Turkey may be hunted 1/2 hour before sunrise to 12 noon from the opening day of the spring gobbler season through the third Saturday and for the remainder of the season from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

   (4)  Mourning doves may be hunted from 12 noon to sunset from the first season opening date through the first season closing date.

   (5)  Migratory birds may only be hunted 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset, except during the snow goose conservation season and the September resident goose season, when geese may be hunted 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1/2 hour after sunset.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.4 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(1), 2102(a) and (b)(1), 2524 and 2901.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.4 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2414; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended May 26, 1990, effective July 1, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 2752; amended April 9, 1993, effective April 10, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 1719; amended May 28, 1993, effective July 1, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 2565; amended March 25, 1994, effective March 26, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1582; amended July 23, 1999, effective July 24, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3886; amended February 11, 2000, effective February 12, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 765; amended May 26, 2000, effective May 27, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2601; amended August 11, 2000, effective August 12, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 4250; amended August 9, 2002, effective August 10, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 3945; amended June 13, 2003, effective June 14, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2752; amended October 24, 2003, effective October 25, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 5316; amended April 30, 2004, effective July 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 2328; amended June 29, 2007, effective June 30, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 1323; amended March 28, 2008, effective March 29, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 1472; amended June 11, 2010, effective June 12, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 3103; amended May 27, 2011, effective May 28, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2695; amended May 31, 2013, effective June 1, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 3006. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (357002) to (357003).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  139.4 (relating to seasons and bag limits for the license year); and 58 Pa. Code §  147.783 (relating to permit).

§ 141.5. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.5 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; amended June 18, 1982, effective June 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1870; amended June 17, 1983, effective June 18, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1941; corrected June 24, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1999; amended December 16, 1983, effective December 17, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 3879; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2414; amended October 18, 1984, effective October 19, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 3866; amended July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2463; amended July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2465; amended July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2527; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended May 26, 2000, effective May 27, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2601; amended May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; reserved July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3712. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (297347) to (297348).

§ 141.6. Illegal devices.

 It is unlawful to:

   (1)  Use electronic calls to take wildlife except bobcats, foxes, raccoons, coyotes and crows.

   (2)  Use snares to take wildlife or furbearers except beavers may be taken with snares completely or partially submerged in water in a waterway or watercourse, marsh, pond or dam.

   (3)  Use body gripping traps with a spread larger than 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" for a furbearer except beaver.

   (4)  Use a cage or box trap capable of catching more than one furbearer at a time.

   (5)  Use a semi-automatic shotgun or magazine shotgun for coyotes or crows unless the shotgun is plugged to a two-shell capacity in the magazine.

   (6)  Hunt or take wildlife through the use of an electronic contrivance or device not permitted by Commission regulation.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.6 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c) and 2102(a).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.6 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396, 12 Pa.B. 1396; amended September 17, 1982, effective September 18, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 3295; amended June 17, 1983, effective June 18, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1941; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2414; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended March 8, 1991, effective March 9, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 949; amended August 7, 1998, effective August 8, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 3801; amended May 26, 2000, effective May 27, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2601. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (246709) to (246710).

§ 141.7. Use of artificial lights.

 (a)  Coyotes are added to the list of animals in section 2310(b) of the act (relating to unlawful use of lights while hunting) which may be hunted with a light.

 (b)  For the purpose of enforcing section 2311 of the act (relating to restric tions on recreational spotlighting), the terms ‘‘antlered deer rifle season’’ and ‘‘antlerless deer rifle season’’ mean that period of time from 12:01 a.m. on thefirst day of the regular firearms deer season to 12 midnight on the last day of the antlerless season including Sundays within each individual wildlife management unit.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.7 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2102(a), (b)(1) and (d).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.7 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2414; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; corrected June 26, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2603; amended June 13, 2003, effective June 14, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2749; amended June 16, 2006, effective June 17, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2974; amended March 25, 2011, effective March 26, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 1622. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (349870).

§ 141.8. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.8 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2414; amended July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2465; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (100889).

§ 141.8a. Accompanying junior hunters.

 It is unlawful while accompanying junior hunters under section 2711(a)(8) of the act (relating to unlawful acts concerning licenses) to be out of sight of or unable to physically or verbally control the junior hunter or to fail to comply with fluorescent orange requirements. Verbal instructions given through the use of an electronic or other sound amplification device do not meet this requirement.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.8a issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2711(a)(8).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.8a adopted September 27, 2002, effective September 28, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 4711.

§ 141.9. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.9 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; amended September 16, 1983, effective September 17, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2840; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2414; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (100889) to (100890) and (91653).

§ 141.10. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.10 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (91653).

§ 141.11. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.11 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended December 4, 1981, effective December 5, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 4194; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; amended June 17, 1983, effective June 18, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1941; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2414; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (91653) to (91654).

§ 141.12. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.12 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; reserved April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (91654).

§ 141.13. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.13 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; amended June 17, 1983, effective June 18, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1941; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2414; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (91654) to (91655).

§ 141.14. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.14 amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (91655).

§ 141.15. Loaded firearms or devices in vehicles.

 For the purpose of enforcing section 2503 of the act (relating to loaded firearms in vehicles), the term loaded firearm includes the following meanings:

   (1)  Any centerfire or rimfire firearm that has a live shell or cartridge in either the chamber or magazine.

   (2)  Any muzzleloading firearm that has a live charge of ammunition in its firing chamber and a primer, flash powder or a battery, which ever is applicable, properly positioned in the firing mechanism of the firearm rendering it capable of discharge.

   (3)  Any crossbow that has been cocked and has a bolt affixed onto the string or positioned into the firing mechanism of the device.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.15 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2503.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.15 adopted July 22, 1988, effective upon publication and applies retroactively to July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3213; amended September 28, 2007, effective September 29, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 5255. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (328410).

§ 141.16. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.16 adopted July 22, 1988, effective upon publication and applies retroactively to July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3213; reserved June 6, 1997, effective June 7, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2743. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (219560).

§ 141.17. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.17 adopted December 8, 1989, effective December 9, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 5215; reserved October 24, 2003, effective October 25, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 5318. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (297351).

§ 141.18. Permitted devices.

 The following devices may be used to hunt or take wildlife:

   (1)  Any manually operated firearm that uses an electronic impulse to detonate the primer or main powder charge of the ammunition unless those firearms are a specifically prohibited device.

   (2)  Electronic sound amplification devices that are incorporated into hearing protection devices and completely contained in or on the hunter’s ear.

   (3)  Electronic devices used for locating dogs while training or hunting, including devices such as e-collars, radio-telemetry dog tracking systems and beeper collars.

   (4) Electronic illuminating devices that are affixed at the aft end of a bolt or arrow and used solely for the purpose of locating or tracking bolt or arrow flight after being launched from a crossbow or bow.

   (5)  Electronic crow decoys used solely for harvesting crows.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.18 amended under the the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(5) and 2102(a), (b)(1) and (d).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.18 amended March 9, 2001, effective March 10, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1370; amended May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; amended January 14, 2005, effective January 15, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 353; amended June 30, 2006, effective July 1, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3250; amended October 5, 2007, effective October 6, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 5377; amended November 16, 2012, effective November 17, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7108. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (363051).

§ 141.19. Killing game or wildlife to protect property.

 (a)  Persons authorized to kill game or wildlife under the authority of Chapter 21, Subchapter B of the act (relating to destruction for agricultural protection) shall be limited to use only those firearms and types of ammunition that have been approved by the Commission with regard to particular classifications, for the taking of game or wildlife during an open season.

 (b)  It is unlawful for a person to use bows and arrows or crossbows and bolts or a muzzleloading firearm of any kind to kill game or wildlife under the authority of Chapter 21, Subchapter B of the act, without advanced written permission from the District Wildlife Conservation Officer.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.19 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2126(a)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.19 adopted September 27, 2002, effective September 28, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 4711.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  147.764 (relating to subpermittees).

§ 141.20. Protective material required.

 (a)  The following requirements apply:

   (1)  General. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), it is unlawful to hunt or assist to hunt game or wildlife or move to or from a hunting location, from 1 hour before legal hunting hours to 1 hour after legal hunting hours outside of a motorized vehicle, at any time without wearing a minimum of 250 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange-colored material on the head, chest and back combined so that it is visible in a 360° arc. This shall include going to or from a hunting location before or after legal shooting hours. Except as provided in subsection (b)(2) and (3), camouflage orange clothing is lawful provided it contains the minimum amount of fluorescent orange-colored material.

   (2)  Additional requirements. It is unlawful to hunt during any firearms season for deer, elk or bear from any blind meeting the requirements in section 2308(b)(3) of the act (relating to unlawful devices and methods) without placing a minimum of 100 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange-colored material within 15 feet from the blind so it is visible in a 360° arc.

 (b)  Permitted acts. It is lawful to:

   (1)  Hunt without wearing daylight fluorescent orange-colored material for applicable wildlife during the following seasons:

     (i)   All crow seasons.

     (ii)   All dove seasons.

     (iii)   All waterfowl seasons.

     (iv)   All falconry small game seasons.

     (v)   All flintlock muzzleloading deer seasons.

     (vi)   All archery deer seasons, except as otherwise provided in paragraphs (3)(ii) and (4)(ii).

     (vii)   All archery bear seasons, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (3)(iii).

     (viii)   All furbearer seasons, except coyote seasons.

     (ix)   All coyote seasons, except during the respective portion of any coyote season that runs concurrent with the legal hunting hours of any special firearms deer season, regular firearms deer season, regular firearms bear season or extended firearms bear season within each wildlife management unit, when the requirements of subsection (a) remain applicable.

     (x)   All spring turkey seasons.

   (2)  Hunt for woodchucks during any woodchuck season while wearing a hat made of solid daylight fluorescent orange-colored material on the head only.

   (3)  Move about or relocate while wearing a hat containing a minimum of 100 square inches of a solid daylight fluorescent orange-colored material on the head only and be stationary without wearing the required orange-colored material when hunting for applicable game or wildlife during the following seasons:

     (i)   All fall turkey seasons in wildlife management units 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D.

     (ii)   The respective portions of any archery deer season that runs concurrent with any fall turkey season within each wildlife management unit.

     (iii)   The respective portions of any archery bear season that runs concurrent with any fall turkey season within each wildlife management unit.

   (4)  Move about or relocate while in compliance with subsection (a) and while stationary place a minimum of 100 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange-colored material within 15 feet of the hunter’s location so it is visible in a 360° arc when hunting for applicable game or wildlife during the following seasons:

     (i)   All fall turkey seasons in wildlife management units 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 5A.

     (ii)   The respective portions of any archery deer season that runs concurrent with any early muzzleloading deer season or any special firearms deer season within each wildlife management unit.

 (c)  A person who violates this section shall be subject to the penalties as provided in the act.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.20 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2101(a), 2102 and 2524; amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2102(a) and 2901(b).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.20 adopted April 30, 2004, effective July 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 2328; amended September 17, 2004, effective September 18, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 5156; amended December 1, 2006, effective December 2, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7249; amended June 29, 2007, effective June 30, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 2958; amended March 28, 2008, effective March 29, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 1471; amended November 27, 2009, effective January 1, 2010, 39 Pa.B. 6760; amended August 6, 2010, effective August 7, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 4387; amended May 27, 2011, effective May 28, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2696; amended August 10, 2012, effective August 11, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 5214. Immediately preceeding text appears at serial pages (357007) to (357009).

Subchapter B. SMALL GAME


Sec.


141.21.    [Reserved].
141.22.    Small game.
141.23.    Nontoxic shot.
141.24.    Release and retrap quail for dog training purposes.
141.25.    [Reserved].
141.26.    [Reserved].
141.27.    [Reserved].
141.28.    Wild Pheasant recovery areas.

§ 141.21. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.21 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; reserved June 20, 2003, effective June 21, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2878. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (294117).

§ 141.22. Small game.

 (a)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt small game, except woodchucks with the following devices:

   (1)  A manually operated rifle or handgun. The firearm must be .23 caliber or less, that projects single-projectile ammunition.

   (2)  A manually operated or semiautomatic centerfire shotgun or muzzleloading shotgun. The firearm must be 10 gauge or less, that projects multiple-projectile shotgun ammunition not larger than #4 lead, #2 steel, or #4 of any other composition or alloy of nontoxic shot approved by the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or an authorized representative under 50 CFR 20.134 (relating to nontoxic shot).

   (3)  A muzzleloading rifle or handgun. The firearm must be .40 caliber or less, that projects single-projectile ammunition.

   (4)  A bow and arrow.

   (5)  A crossbow and bolt.

   (6)  A raptor. The raptor must be lawfully possessed under a falconry permit pursuant to section 2925 of the act (relating to falconry permits).

 (b)  Prohibitions. It is unlawful to:

   (1)  Use or possess single-projectile ammunition larger than .23 caliber or multiple-projectile shotgun ammunition larger than #4 lead, #2 steel, or #4 of any other composition or alloy of nontoxic shot approved by the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or an authorized representative under 50 CFR 20.134 (relating to nontoxic shot), except as authorized under section 2525 of the act (relating to possession of firearm for protection of self or others).

   (2)  Possess a firearm while hunting with a raptor, except as authorized under section 2525 of the act.

   (3)  Discharge a firearm within 150 yards of a Commission vehicle releasing pheasants.

   (4)  Use or possess a device not provided for in the act or in this section.

   (5)  Hunt in a party of more than six persons. This does not apply to waterfowl or dove hunters when hunting from a blind or other stationary position.

 (c)  Woodchucks (Groundhogs).

   (1)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt woodchucks with the following devices:

     (i)   A manually operated rifle or handgun.

     (ii)   A manually operated or semiautomatic centerfire shotgun or muzzleloading shotgun. The firearm must be 10 gauge or less that propels multiple-projectile shotgun ammunition not larger than #4 lead, #2 steel, or #4 of any other composition or alloy of nontoxic shot approved by the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or an authorized representative under 50 CFR 20.134 (relating to nontoxic shot).

     (iii)   A muzzleloading rifle or handgun.

     (iv)   A bow and arrow.

     (v)   A crossbow and bolt.

     (vi)   A raptor. The raptor must be lawfully possessed under a falconry permit pursuant to section 2925 of the act (relating to falconry permits).

   (2)  Prohibitions. While hunting woodchucks, it is unlawful to use or possess a device or ammunition not provided for in this section.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.22 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(5) and (6), 2102(a), (b)(1), and (d), 2505(a) and 2524.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.22 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended April 28, 1989, effective April 29, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 1842; amended August 24, 1990, effective September 24, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4488; amended March 27, 1992, effective July 1, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 1427; amended August 19, 1994, effective August 20, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 4197; amended November 4, 1994, effective November 5, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 5561; amended August 1, 1997, effective August 2, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 3788; corrected November 21, 1997, effective October 4, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 6092; amended November 21, 1997, effective November 22, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 6093; amended August 9, 2002, effective August 10, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 3945; amended November 29, 2002, effective November 30, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 5889; amended June 13, 2003, effective June 14, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2751; amended April 30, 2004, effective July 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 2328; amended May 28, 2004, effective May 29, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 2825; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3711; amended December 2, 2005, effective December 3, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 6537; amended June 16, 2006, effective June 17, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2975; amended January 26, 2010, effective April 3, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 1737. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (343733) to (343734).

§ 141.23. Nontoxic shot.

 It is unlawful to hunt for or take migratory waterfowl in this Commonwealth while possessing or using lead shot or shotshells loaded with shot of a composition or alloy and of a cartridge length not approved by the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or an authorized representative under 50 CFR 20.134 (relating to nontoxic shot). It is unlawful to hunt for or take migratory waterfowl in this Commonwealth using nontoxic shot larger than Size ‘‘T.’’

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.23 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended April 28, 1989, effective April 29, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 1842; amended November 4, 1994, effective November 5, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 5561; amended September 6, 1996, effective September 7, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4339. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (202785) to (202786).

§ 141.24. Release and retrap quail for dog training purposes.

 A person may release domestic bobwhite quail for dog training purposes and retrap them during the regular dog training season, or at any time upon special dog training areas, if the birds are tagged prior to release with tags furnished by the Commission. A trap shall be marked with the name and address of the owner. Quail possessed for this purpose shall be tagged as required. It is the responsibility of the person manning the trap to immediately release untagged quail or other game or wildlife trapped.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.24 adopted December 11, 1987, effective December 12, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 5129.

§ 141.25. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.25 adopted July 24, 1992, effective July 25, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 3897; amended May 28, 1993, effective July 1, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 2565; amended March 25, 1994, effective from January 20, 1994, to June 30, 1994; amended August 19, 1994, effective from July 1, 1994, to June 30, 1995, 24 Pa.B. 4197; amended May 26, 1995, effective from July 1, 1995, to June 30, 1996, 25 Pa.B. 2072; amended September 6, 1996, effective September 7, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4339; amended November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5440; amended January 17, 1997, effective retroactively to January 15, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 313; corrected January 31, 1997, effective retroactively to January 15, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 13; corrected November 21, 1997, effective October 4, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 6092; amended August 11, 2000, effective August 12, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 4250; amended June 13, 2003, effective June 14, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2749; reserved June 16, 2006, effective June 17, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2973. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (316101) and (297355).

§ 141.26. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.26 adopted September 6, 1996, effective September 7, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4339; amended May 29, 1998, effective May 30, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 2504; amended July 23, 1999, effective July 24, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3886; amended August 11, 2000, effective August 12, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 4250; reserved June 16, 2006, effective June 17, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2973. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (297355) to (297356).

§ 141.27. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.27 adopted September 6, 1996, effective September 7, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4339; reserved June 16, 2006, effective June 17, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2973. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (297356).

§ 141.28. Wild pheasant recovery areas.

 (a)  Definition. For the purpose of this section, the phrase ‘‘wild pheasant recovery area’’ (WPRA) includes and is limited to the following geographic locations.

   (1)  Somerset WPRA. That portion of Somerset County, WMU 2C, bounded on the western side starting at the intersection of Coleman Station Rd. and Stutzmantown Rd. proceeding south on Coleman Station Rd., crossing SR 31, to Brotherton Rd., continuing south to Round Hill Rd., then east onto Wills Church Rd., then to Archery Rd. The boundary then follows Berlin Plank Rd. (US Rt. 219) south into the town of Berlin where it joins the Mason Dixon Hwy. (US Rt. 219) proceeding south to Pine Hill Rd. to Walker School Rd. then east on Maple Valley Rd., to Sawmill Rd. to the Cumberland Hwy. (SR 160). The boundary then follows the Cumberland Hwy. (SR 160) south to Salco Rd. and then proceeds north on Salco Rd. to Huckleberry Hwy. (SR 160) in the town of Berlin. The boundary follows Huckleberry Hwy. (SR 160) north, crossing SR 31, to the intersection of Roxbury Rd., then north to Shanksville Rd. The boundary then proceeds north to Stutzmantown Rd., then west to the beginning at the intersection of Coleman Station Rd.

   (2)  Central Susquehanna WPRA. Portions of WMU 4E in Northumberland, Montour, Columbia and Lycoming counties from the West Branch of the Susquehanna River south to the intersection with PA Rt. 642 and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Milton. The southern boundary is defined by PA Rt. 642 east from Milton to Mausdale, then north on PA Rt. 642 to just south of Jerseytown, proceeding east on Eyersgrove Rd. to Eyers Grove at PA Rt. 42. Proceeding south on PA Rt. 42 to Mordansville, northeast of Mordansville along Robbins Rd. (Rt. 600) to Mordansville Rd. (Rt. 541), south on Millertown Rd. (Rt. 4011), then continuing east to follow Mount Pleasant Rd. (Rt. 4020) and Mount Pleasant St. (PA Rt. 4034) to Orangeville at the southeast corner of the WPRA. PA Rt. 487 lines the eastern boundary from Orangeville north to Maple Grove/intersection with PA Rt. 254. The northern boundary begins with PA Rt. 254 west of Maple Grove to the intersection with Winters Rd. (Rt. 459) proceeding west to the intersection with Austin Trail (PA Rt. 4039). Continuing west on Owl Rd. (Rt. 599), north and west on Reese Rd. (Rt. 578), and north and west on Trivelpiece Rd. (Rt. 576). Eagle Rd. (PA Rt. 4037) then continues northwest to the intersection with Whitehorse Rd./Whitehorse Pike (Rt. 661) heading west to just south of Sereno, and then south on PA Rt. 42 to Millville. From Millville, proceeding southwest on PA Rt. 254 to Jerseytown. Then northwest on PA Rt. 44, north on Swartz Rd., west on Shultz Rd., north on Ants Hill Rd., west on Wolf Hollow Rd., then north on Katy’s Church Rd. Crossing into Lycoming County and proceeding northwest on G Wagner Rd., west on Ridge Rd., crossing into Montour County, southwest on County Line Rd., south on Muncy Exchange Rd. (PA Rt. 1003), west on Hickory Rd. (PA Rt. 1008), west on Mingle Rd. (Rt. 433), west on Hickory Rd. (PA Rt. 1008) for the second time, and proceeding north on Gearhart Hollow Rd. (Rt. 441). Continuing west on Showers Rd. (PA Rt. 1010), crossing into Northumberland County, proceeding north and west on Pugmore Lane, north on Hockley Hill Rd. (PA Rt. 1011), west on Miller Rd. (Rt. 653), continuing southwest on Balliet Rd. (Rt. 664). Proceeding northwest and west on Schmidt Rd. (Rt. 564), continuing north on Susquehanna Trail (PA Rt. 1007), continuing west on Hughes Rd. (Rt. 655), crossing under I-180, proceeding south on Crawford Rd. (Rt. 507) to PA Rt. 54. Proceeding northwest on PA Rt. 54 to the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

   (3)  Hegins-Gratz Valley WPRA. That portion of WMU 4E in Schuylkill and Dauphin Counties from Matterstown Road (Rt. 1007) to PA Rt. 901 at Taylorsville. The WPRA is bounded on the north by the Mahantango Creek. Beginning at the town of Pillow in Dauphin County, proceeding east on Market Street (Rt. 1026) to the Mahantango Creek, which is the Northumberland and Dauphin County border until entering Schuylkill County at Klingerstown. Continuing northeast along the Mahantango Creek in Schuylkill County to Taylorsville Road (Rt. 4039) at Haas, to Taylorsville and then proceeding south on PA Rt. 901. Proceeding south and southeast on PA Rt. 901 to I-81. Proceeding southwest on I-81 and then west on PA Rt. 25, then from PA Rt. 25, proceeding south and west on Dell Road and then northwest and west on Pine Drive (State Hwy. 4009), continuing west on Pine Drive, T593 and north on T592 to Pine Creek. The southern boundary then follows Pine Creek west along the northern side of Broad Mountain to Spring Glen. From Spring Glen, continuing west on PA Rt. 25, crossing into Dauphin County to Gratz, then proceeding southwest from Gratz on Specktown Road (State Hwy. 1014) to South Crossroads Road (PA Rt. 1009). Proceeding south on South Crossroads Road (PA Rt. 1009) to PA Rt. 209 and southwest to Elizabethville. From Elizabethville continue west on Main Street (PA Rt. 209), then turn north onto Botts Road (T462). At the first intersection, turn north onto Feidt Road (T461), then turn east onto West Matterstown Road (Rt. 4008), turn north onto Matterstown Road (Rt. 1007). Turn right or east onto Berrysburg Road (PA Rt. 25) which turns into Market St. Turn left or north onto Lykens St. Turn right or east onto Mountain Road (T639). Turn left or north on PA Rt. 225 into Pillow on PA Rt. 225, ending at Market St. (Rt. 1026).

   (4)  Franklin County WPRA. That portion of WMUs 4A and 5A in Franklin County form PA Rt. 30 on the northern border to the Pennsylvania/Maryland state border on the southern border, and from Cove Mountain on the western border to the towns of Laurich and Williamson and the Conococheague Creek on the eastern border. The WPRA is bounded on the north by PA Rt. 30 (Lincoln Highway). Beginning at the town of Fort Loudon at the intersection of PA Rt. 30 (Lincoln Highway) and PA Rt. 75, proceed east on PA Rt. 30 (Lincoln Highway), through St. Thomas and continue east to Laurich. Just east of Laurich, proceed south along Back Creek to SR 3012 (Jack Road). Proceed west along SR 3012 (Jack Road), then south along Weber Road. Continue south and southwest along Weber Road to the intersection of Weber, Grapevine and Jacks Mill Roads. Proceed southwest along Grapevine Road and then northwest to intersection with SR 3013. Turn south onto SR 3013 (St Thomas Williamson Road) and then west onto State Rt. 995. Proceed west and then south on State Rt. 995 through Williamson to the West Branch of the Conococheague Creek (northeast of Welsh Run). Proceed along the West Branch of the Conococheague Creek to the confluence with Conococheague Creek. Follow the Conococheague Creek south to the Pennsylvania/Maryland state border. Proceed west along the Pennsylvania/Maryland state border to State Rt. 456. Proceed northesast along State Rt. 456 to State Rt. 16. Proceed east on State Rt. 16 to Mountain Road. Proceed northeast on Mountain Road to State Rt. 75. Proceed northwest on State Rt. 75 to the intersection of State Rt. 75 and State Rt. 30 at Fort Loudon.

 (b)  Prohibitions. It is unlawful to:

   (1)  Release artificially propagated pheasants any time within any area designated as a wild pheasant recovery area.

   (2)  Train dogs in any manner or hunt small game except crows, woodchucks and waterfowl from the first Sunday in February through July 31 within any area designated as a WPRA.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.28 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code (code), 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322 and 2102(c); amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(4) and 2102(a) and (c).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.28 adopted June 5, 2009, effective June 6, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2798; amended August 6, 2010, effective August 7, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 4388; amended May 27, 2011, effective May 28, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2698; amended June 22, 2012, effective June 23, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 3590. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (357013) to (357016).

Subchapter C. BIG GAME


Sec.


141.41.    General.
141.42.    Big game animal hunting roster.
141.43.    Deer.
141.44.    Bear.
141.45.    Turkey.
141.46.    [Reserved].
141.47.    Elk.
141.48.    Elk management area and elk hunt zones.
141.49.    [Reserved].

§ 141.41. General.

 It is unlawful to:

   (1)  Fail, within 10 days of the kill, to complete the report card supplied with the hunting license for reporting big game killed and mail the report card to the Commission in Harrisburg or by any other method designated by the Director.

   (2)  Receive a DMAP permit without reporting in the manner prescribed on the permit.

   (3)  Harvest more than one deer at a time before lawfully tagging a deer previously harvested when multiple harvests of deer per day are authorized, except as otherwise provided in §  141.1 (relating to special regulations areas).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.41 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(11), 2102, 2323 and 2524.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.41 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 22, 1988, effective upon publication and applies retroactively to July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3213; amended March 27, 1992, effective July 1, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 1427; amended May 7, 1999, effective May 8, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2458; amended May 18, 2001, effective, May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; amended November 2, 2001, effective November 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 6052; amended September 27, 2002, effective September 28, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 4711, 4712; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1473; amended April 30, 2004, effective July 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 2328; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3710; amended July 15, 2005, effective July 16, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 3933; amended June 29, 2007, effective June 30, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 2955; amended August 22, 2008, effective August 23, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 4615; amended February 27, 2009, effective February 28, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1110; amended May 27, 2011, effective May 28, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2698. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (351606).

§ 141.42. Big game animal hunting roster.

 (a)  Rosters are required for groups of five or more persons who are members of a permanent camp and hunt together for deer, bear or elk or cooperate with others to hunt for deer, bear or elk.

 (b)  Rosters shall conform to the following:

   (1)  Be prepared in duplicate with one copy being carried by the leader, and the other permanently posted at the headquarters.

   (2)  Include the following information:

     (i)   Name of the camp or party.

     (ii)   Name of the leader.

     (iii)   Name of each person hunting along with his current hunting license number.

     (iv)   Date the person joined the party.

     (v)   Date of departure.

     (vi)   Caliber of firearm used.

     (vii)   Big game killed.

     (viii)   Sex, approximate weight and total number of points if a deer, and the date the animal was killed.

 (c)  A roster containing false, fraudulent or misleading information, or failing to set forth the information in subsection (b) is deemed not in compliance with the act and this part.

 (d)  The roster shall remain posted at a permanent camp for 30 days after the close of the season so that it can be read from outside the camp.

 (e)  Parties hunting deer, bear or elk shall be limited to 25 persons.

 (f)  Penalties in section 2324(c) of the act (relating to roster of parties hunting big game) pertain to this section. Each person may be liable for penalties in this section.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.42 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2102.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.42 adopted June 3, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; amended March 8, 2002, effective March 9, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 1305. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (285086).

§ 141.43. Deer.

 (a)  Archery deer season.

   (1)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt deer during the archery deer season with any of the following devices:

     (i)   A bow and arrow. A bow must have a peak draw weight of at least 35 pounds. An arrow must be equipped with a broadhead that has an outside diameter or width of at least 7/8 inch with at least two cutting edges located on the same plane throughout the length of the cutting surface, and may not exceed 3 inches in length.

     (ii)   A crossbow and bolt. A crossbow must have a peak draw weight of at least 125 pounds. A bolt must be equipped with a broadhead that has an outside diameter or width of at least 7/8 inch with at least two cutting edges located on the same plane throughout the length of the cutting surface, and may not exceed 3 inches in length.

   (2)  Prohibitions. While hunting deer during the archery deer season, it is unlawful to:

     (i)   Use or possess a firearm. Exceptions:

       (A)   A person may possess certain firearms during the archery deer season under the authorizations of section 2525 of the act (relating to possession of firearm for protection of self or others).

       (B)   A person may possess and use both a bow or crossbow and a muzzleloading firearm during the overlaps of the early archery and muzzleloader deer seasons and the late archery and flintlock muzzleloading deer seasons if that person is in possession of both a valid archery deer license and a valid muzzleloader deer license and meets the greater protective material requirements for the muzzleloader deer season, if applicable.

     (ii)   Use a device not provided for in the act or in this subsection.

 (b)  Flintlock muzzleloading deer season.

   (1)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt deer during the flintlock muzzleloading deer season with a flintlock muzzleloading firearm. The firearm must be an original or similar reproduction of muzzleloading firearm manufactured prior to 1800. The firearm’s ignition mechanism must consist of a hammer containing a naturally occurring stone that is spring propelled onto an iron or steel frizzen which, in turn, creates sparks to ignite a priming powder. The firearm must have open sights and be a .44 caliber or larger single-barrel long gun or a .50 caliber or larger single-barrel handgun that propels single-projectile ammunition.

   (2)  Prohibitions. While hunting deer during the flintlock muzzleloading deer season, it is unlawful to:

     (i)   Use manmade materials attached to the hammer or frizzen to create sparks.

     (ii)   Use telescopic sights.

     (iii)   Use or possess multiple projectile ammunition or ammunition other than required by section 2322(a)(4) of the act (relating to prohibited devices and methods).

     (iv)   Use a device not provided for in the act or in this subsection.

 (c)  Muzzleloading deer season.

   (1)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt deer during the muzzleloading deer season with a muzzleloading firearm. The firearm’s ignition mechanism must consist of a percussion cap, primer or flintlock fired design. The firearm must be a .44 caliber or larger single-barrel long gun or a .50 caliber or larger single-barrel handgun that propels single-projectile ammunition.

   (2)  Prohibitions. While hunting deer during the muzzleloading deer season, it is unlawful to:

     (i)   Use or possess multiple projectile ammunition or ammunition other than required by section 2322(a)(4) of the act.

     (ii)   Use a device not provided for in the act or in this subsection.

 (d)  Regular and special firearms deer seasons.

   (1)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt deer during the regular and special firearms deer seasons with any of the following devices:

     (i)   A manually operated, centerfire firearm.

     (ii)   A bow and arrow as permitted under subsection (a)(1)(i).

     (iii)   A crossbow and bolt as permitted under subsection (a)(1)(ii).

     (iv)   A muzzleloading firearm as permitted under subsection (b)(1) or (c)(1).

   (2)  Prohibitions. While hunting deer during the regular and special firearms deer seasons, it is unlawful to:

     (i)   Use or possess multiple projectile ammunition or ammunition other than required by section 2322(a)(4) of the act.

     (ii)   Use a device not provided for in the act or in this subsection.

 (e)  Cooperating while hunting during any deer season. Holders of any of the appropriate licenses or stamps may cooperate while hunting antlered or antlerless deer if pertinent provisions of the act and this section are met.

 (f)  .22 caliber or less rimfire required for furbearers. When using a firearm only a rimfire rifle or handgun .22 caliber or less may be used to dispatch legally trapped furbearers during the regular or special firearms deer seasons.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.43 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.43 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 24, 1992, effective July 25, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 3897; amended March 25, 1994, effective March 26, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1582; amended October 27, 1995, effective October 28, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4614; amended October 30, 1998, effective October 31, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 5486; amended May 7, 1999, effective May 8, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2458; amended May 26, 2000, effective May 27, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2601; amended November 17, 2000, effective November 18, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 5959; amended May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; amended August 17, 2001, effective August 18, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4536; amended November 2, 2001, effective November 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 6051; amended September 27, 2002, effective September 28, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 4712, 4713; amended June 13, 2003, effective June 14, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2753; amended October 24, 2003, effective October 25, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 5317; amended April 30, 2004, effective July 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 2328; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3710 and 3711; amended June 29, 2007, effective June 30, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 2955; amended February 27, 2009, effective February 28, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1110; amended June 5, 2009, effective June 6, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2801; amended June 22, 2012, effective June 23, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 3591. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (357017) to (357020).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  147.556 (relating to lawful devices and methods).

§ 141.44. Bear.

 (a)  Archery bear season.

   (1)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt bear during the archery bear season with any of the following devices:

     (i)   A bow and arrow. A bow must have a peak draw weight of at least 35 pounds. An arrow must be equipped with a broadhead that has an outside diameter or width of at least 7/8 inch with at least two cutting edges located on the same plane throughout the length of the cutting surface, and may not exceed 3 inches in length.

     (ii)   A crossbow and bolt. A crossbow must have a peak draw weight of at least 125 pounds. A bolt must be equipped with a broadhead that has an outside diameter or width of at least 7/8 inch with at least two cutting edges located on the same plane throughout the length of the cutting surface, and may not exceed 3 inches in length.

   (2)  Prohibitions. While hunting bear during the archery bear season, it is unlawful to:

     (i)   Use or possess a firearm or while in possession of a firearm, except as otherwise authorized by section 2525 of the act (relating to possession of firearm for protection of self or others).

     (ii)   Use a device not provided for in the act or in this subsection.

     (iii)   Disturb, wound or kill a bear in a den.

     (iv)   Assist, conspire or use a device to locate a bear to which a transmitter has been attached.

 (b)  Muzzleloading bear season.

   (1)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt bear during the muzzleloading bear season with a muzzleloading firearm. The firearm’s ignition mechanism must consist of a percussion cap, primer or flintlock fired design. The firearm must be a .44 caliber or larger single-barrel long gun or a .50 caliber or larger single-barrel handgun that propels single-projectile ammunition.

   (2)  Prohibitions. While hunting bear during the muzzleloading bear season, it is unlawful to:

     (i)   Use or possess multiple projectile ammunition or ammunition other than required under section 2322(a)(4) of the act (relating to prohibited devices and methods).

     (ii)   Use a device not provided for in the act or in this subsection.

     (iii)   Disturb, wound or kill a bear in a den.

     (iv)   Assist, conspire or use a device to locate a bear to which a transmitter has been attached.

 (c)  Regular and extended firearms bear seasons.

   (1)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt bear during the regular and extended firearms bear seasons with any of the following devices:

     (i)   A manually operated, centerfire firearm.

     (ii)   A bow and arrow as permitted under subsection (a)(1)(i).

     (iii)   A crossbow and bolt as permitted under subsection (a)(1)(ii).

     (iv)   A muzzleloading firearm as permitted under subsection (b)(1).

   (2)  Prohibitions. While hunting for bear during the regular and extended firearms bear seasons, it is unlawful to:

     (i)   Use or possess multiple projectile ammunition or ammunition other than required under section 2322(a)(4) of the act.

     (ii)   Use a device not provided for in the act or in this subsection.

     (iii)   Disturb, wound or kill a bear in a den.

     (iv)   Assist, conspire or use a device to locate a bear to which a transmitter has been attached.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.44 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended February 27, 2009, effective February 28, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1110; amended June 5, 2009, effective June 6, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2801; amended June 22, 2012, effective June 23, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 3591. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (357020) to (357021).

§ 141.45. Turkey.

 (a)  Fall turkey season.

   (1)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt turkey during the fall turkey season with any of the following devices:

     (i)   A manually operated centerfire, rimfire or muzzleloading firearm using single-projectile ammunition, except as otherwise prohibited in paragraph (2)(i).

     (ii)   A manually operated or semiautomatic, centerfire shotgun or muzzleloading shotgun using shot ammunition no larger than #4 lead, #2 steel or #4 of any other composition or alloy of nontoxic shot approved by the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or an authorized representative under 50 CFR 20.134 (relating to nontoxic shot).

     (iii)   A bow and arrow. A bow must have a peak draw weight of at least 35 pounds. An arrow must be equipped with a broadhead that has an outside diameter or width of at least 7/8 inch with at least two cutting edges located on the same plane throughout the length of the cutting surface, and may not exceed 3 inches in length.

     (iv)   A crossbow and bolt. A crossbow must have a peak draw weight of at least 125 pounds. A bolt must be equipped with a broadhead that has an outside diameter or width of at least 7/8 inch with at least two cutting edges located on the same plane throughout the length of the cutting surface, and may not exceed 3 inches in length.

   (2)  Prohibitions. While hunting turkey during the fall turkey season, it is unlawful to:

     (i)   Use a manually operated centerfire, rimfire or muzzleloading firearm using single projectile ammunition in Wildlife Management Units 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D.

     (ii)   Use drives or any method other than hand or mouth calling.

     (iii)   Use or possess an electronic caller or a live turkey as a decoy.

     (iv)   Use a device not provided for in the act or in this subsection.

 (b)  Spring turkey season.

   (1)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt turkey during the spring turkey season with any of the following devices:

     (i)   A manually operated or semiautomatic, centerfire shotgun or muzzleloading shotgun using shot ammunition no larger than #4 lead, #2 steel or #4 of any other composition or alloy of nontoxic shot approved by the Director of the Unites States Fish and Wildlife Service or an authorized representative under 50 CFR 20.134 (relating to nontoxic shot).

     (ii)   A bow and arrow as permitted under subsection (a)(1)(iii).

     (iii)   A crossbow and bolt as permitted under subsection (a)(1)(iv).

   (2)  Prohibitions. While hunting turkey during the spring turkey season, it is unlawful to:

     (i)   Use a centerfire, rimfire or muzzleloading firearm using single projectile ammunition.

     (ii)   Use or possess single projectile ammunition, except arrows or bolts.

     (iii)   Use drives or any method other than hand or mouth calling.

     (iv)   Use or possess an electronic caller or a live turkey as a decoy.

     (v)   Use a device not provided for in the act or in this subsection.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.45 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(4) and (5), 2102(a) and (d) and 2524.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.45 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended August 24, 1990, effective September 24, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4488; amended March 27, 1992, effective July 1, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 1427; amended November 4, 1994, effective November 5, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 5561; amended May 26, 1995, effective May 27, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2072; amended October 27, 1995, effective October 28, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4614; amended September 6, 1996, effective September 7, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4339; amended May 26, 2000, effective May 27, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2601; amended May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; amended June 20, 2003, effective June 21, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2878; amended April 30, 2004, effective July 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 2328; amended April 28, 2006, effective April 29, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 1990; amended June 27, 2008, effective June 28, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3489; amended February 27, 2009, effective February 28, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1110.; amended March 25, 2011, effective March 26, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 1623. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (343741) to (343742) and (346825).

§ 141.46. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.46 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended May 26, 1995, effective May 27, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2072; reserved June 20, 2003, effective June 21, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2878. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (290365).

§ 141.47. Elk.

 (a)  Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt elk during the elk season with any of the following devices:

   (1)  A manually operated, centerfire rifle or handgun. The firearm must be a .27 caliber or larger firearm that propels single-projectile ammunition 130 grains or larger.

   (2)  A manually operated, centerfire shotgun. The firearm must be a 12 gauge or larger firearm.

   (3)  A muzzleloading firearm. The firearm must be .50 caliber or larger firearm that propels single-projectile ammunition 210 grains or larger.

   (4)  A bow and arrow. A bow must have a peak draw weight of at least 45 pounds. An arrow must be equipped with a broadhead that has an outside diameter or width of at least 1 inch with at least two cutting edges located on the same plane throughout the length of the cutting surface, and may not exceed 3 inches in length.

   (5)  A crossbow and bolt. A crossbow must have a peak draw weight of at least 125 pounds. A bolt must be equipped with a broadhead that has an outside diameter or width of at least 1 inch with at least two cutting edges located on the same plane throughout the length of the cutting surface, and may not exceed 3 inches in length.

 (b)  Prohibitions. While hunting elk during the elk season, it is unlawful to:

   (1)  Use or possess multiple projectile ammunition or ammunition other than that required under section 2322 (a)(4) of the act (relating to prohibited devices and methods).

   (2)  Use a device not provided for in the act or in this section.

   (3)  Fail to mark the kill site after lawful harvest in accordance with Commission instructions provided during the elk season orientation.

   (4)  Drive or herd elk.

   (5)  Hunt within 150 yards from the center line of Route 555, from the intersection of Routes 255 and 555, to the intersection of Huston Hill Road and Route 555.

   (6)  Hunt within the Hick’s Run no hunt zone, this being the area immediately adjacent to and north of Route 555, between Hick’s Run Road and Huston Hill Road and within .3 mile of Route 555.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.47 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2102; amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(4) and 2102(a).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.47 adopted May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; amended October 24, 2003, effective October 25, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 5318; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3713; amended June 29, 2007, effective June 30, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 2955; amended February 27, 2009, effective February 28, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1110; amended August 28, 2009, effective August 29, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 5122. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (343743) to (343745).

§ 141.48. Elk management area and elk hunt zones.

 (a)  Elk management area. The elk management area is comprised of that portion of Wildlife Management Unit 2G in McKean, Potter, Tioga, Elk, Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Clearfield and Centre Counties, bounded on the north by Route 6, on the east by Route 287, on the south by Route 220 and I-80 and on the west by Route 219.

 (b)  Elk hunt zones. The elk management area is comprised of one or more elk hunt zones as established by the Director on an annual basis prior to the opening of elk season. The divisional line between two or more elk hunt zones shall be the center of the highway, natural watercourse, other natural boundary or marked boundary.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.48 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2102; amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(4), 2102(a) and 2705(15).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.48 adopted May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; amended August 9, 2002, effective August 10, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 3945; amended June 13, 2003, effective June 14, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2749; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3713; amended June 27, 2008, effective June 28, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3489; amended June 11, 2010, effective June 12, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 3107. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (345143).

§ 141.49. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.49 adopted May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; reserved August 28, 2009, effective August 29, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 5122. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (343745).

Subchapter D. FURBEARERS


Sec.


141.61.    Trapping hours.
141.62.    Beaver trapping.
141.63.    Definitions.
141.64.    [Reserved].
141.65.    [Reserved].
141.66.    Cable restraints.
141.67.    Furbearer hunting.
141.68.    Prohibited devices.
141.69.    Artificial cubbies.

§ 141.61. Trapping hours.

 Except on the opening and closing day of trapping seasons, furbearing animals may be taken by trapping any hour, day or night, during the open season. On the opening day of trapping season, it is unlawful to set, place or stake out traps prior to 7 a.m. On the closing day, traps shall be removed by sunset.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.61 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended September 6, 1996, effective September 7, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4339. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (202792).

§ 141.62. Beaver trapping.

 (a)  General. There shall be one durable identification tag attached to each trap or snare by means of an extension wire of sufficient length so that the name tag is completely above the water or ice level and totally visible for inspection purposes. The name tag shall visibly set forth the owner’s first and last name and legal home address, or a number issued by the Commission.

 (b)  Unlawful acts. It is unlawful to:

   (1)  Place, or make use of, materials or products except raw native wood or stone to direct the travel of beaver. Man-made materials may be used only to support traps or snares.

   (2)  Place, check, reset or tend a trap or snare on an established beaver dam or beaver house, or within 15 feet of either a dam, or a house. Measurement shall be from directly above the trap or snare, across the water, ice or land to the nearest point of the structure.

   (3)  Set body gripping traps larger than 10 inches x 10 inches.

   (4)  Set, tend or operate more than a combined Statewide total of 20 traps or snares no more than 10 of which may be traps. No more than 2 of the traps may be body gripping traps except in Wildlife Management Units where beaver bag limits are 40 or more per season.

   (5)  Check, set, reset or otherwise maintain a beaver trap or snare, or remove a beaver from a trap or snare, unless the person is identified by the attached name tag as the owner. This paragraph does not prohibit the lending of assistance when the person whose name appears on the trap tag is present.

   (6)  Equip snares with a spring-activating mechanism or any device designed to aid the closing of the snare loop.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.62 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2102.

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.62 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 22, 1988, effective upon publication and applies retroactively to July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3213; amended December 9, 1988, effective December 10, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 5495; amended May 25, 1990, effective July 1, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 2752; amended August 7, 1998, effective August 8, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 3801; amended May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; amended June 20, 2004, effective June 21, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2878; amended June 11, 2010, effective June 12, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 3105; amended May 27, 2011, effective May 28, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2699; amended June 22, 2012, effective June 23, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 3592. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (358710) and (357025).

§ 141.63. Definitions.

 In addition to the definitions contained in the act and this part, the following words, when used in the enforcement of section 2361 of the act (relating to unlawful acts concerning taking of furbearers) have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Artificial cubby—A baited enclosure constructed of natural or artificial material that is designed to house and corral a furbearer into a body-gripping trap.

   Cable restraint—A galvanized stranded steel cable with a minimum diameter of 3/32 inches. The cable must be constructed of either 7 bundles comprised of 7 wires per bundle, 7 bundles comprised of 19 wires per bundle or 1 bundle comprised of 19 wires. The cable may not exceed 7 feet in length from the anchor point to the relaxing lock contacting the fully closed loop stop, must be equipped with at least one swivel device (which allows for 360° rotation) between the loop and the anchor and must have stops affixed to the cable to ensure that the circumference of the cable which makes up the loop may not be greater than 38 inches when fully open, or less than 8 inches when fully closed. Cable restraints must be equipped with a relaxing-type lock. The relaxing-type lock may not be constructed with moving parts. A cable restraint must include a breakaway device affixed between the relaxing-type lock and cable or at the end of the cable that is rated at 375 pounds or less. The cable must be maintained in good condition so that all components operate properly.

   Foot encapsulating trap—A device that has all triggering and restraining mechanisms enclosed by a housing which, once set, allows access to the triggering mechanism through a single opening not to exceed 2 inches in diameter or diagonally and is anchored by a swivel-mounted anchoring mechanism.

   Marsh, pond or dam—A standing body of water.

   Snare—A looped galvinized or stainless stranded steel cable 3/32 inches in diameter equipped with a mechanical sliding metal release lock. A metal ferrule shall be crimped on the cable to prevent the snare loop from closing to a circumference less than 7 inches.

   Waterway or watercourse—A riverine system that contains water which includes the semi-permanent flooded area.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.63 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(5) and 2102(a), (b)(1) and (d).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.63 adopted December 11, 1987, effective December 12, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 5129; amended August 7, 1998, effective August 8, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 3801; amended May 26, 2000, effective May 27, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2601; amended April 15, 2005, effective April 16, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 2304; amended June 16, 2006, effective June 17, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2975; amended June 29, 2007, effective June 30, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 2956; amended May 27, 2011, effective May 28, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2699. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (349874) to (349875).

§ 141.64. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.64 adopted November 30, 1990, effective December 1, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 5939; reserved June 20, 2003, effective June 21, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2878. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (279262).

§ 141.65. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  141.65 adopted May 3, 1991, effective July 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2009; reserved May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (267213).

§ 141.66. Cable restraints.

 (a)  Cable restraint devices may be used from December 26 until the end of the established trapping season to harvest red fox, gray fox and coyote. Nontarget furbearing species incidentally captured in cable restraint devices during an open season for that species may be taken and utilized, provided the trapper possesses all applicable licenses and permits.

 (b)  Cable restraint devices may only be set by furtakers who have completed a certified cable restraint training course approved by the Director and possess a valid furtakers license, qualify for license and fee exemptions under section 2706 of the act (relating to resident license and fee exemptions) or qualify for trapping exceptions under section 2363 of the act (relating to trapping exception for certain persons). The Director will establish a fee for the course and the fee will only be what is necessary to cover the cost of the course. The trapper shall have a certificate from this course in possession while setting or checking sets using cable restraints and present the certificate upon the request of any person whose duty it is to enforce this title.

 (c)  Cable restraints must be anchored to prevent the animal caught in the restraint from moving the restraint from the point it was originally anchored.

 (d)  Cable restraints must be set to allow the animal caught in the restraint to move freely in a 360° arc for the entire length of the restraint without the risk of the cable restraint becoming entangled by any object.

 (e)  Cable restraints must be set so that the bottom of the restraint cable loop is no less than 6 inches or greater than 12 inches above the first surface beneath the bottom of the cable restraint where the surface is ground, ice, crusted or packed snow or any other hard material.

 (f)  Cable restraints will be considered traps for the purposes of the section 2361(a)(3), (4), (7), (8), (10), (12) and (14)—(16) of the act (relating to unlawful acts concerning taking of furbearers).

 (g)  Unlawful acts. It is unlawful to:

   (1)  Use a bent washer as a relaxing lock that has an outside diameter less than 1 1/4 inches.

   (2)  Set any cable restraint where entanglement may occur or in any manner which could result in an animal held in the restraint being suspended.

   (3)  Use a device commonly known as a drag with any cable restraint.

   (4)  Equip cable restraints with a spring-activating mechanism or any device designed to aid the closing of the cable loop.

   (5)  Fail to comply with any other provisions of this section.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.66 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(5) and 2102(a), (b)(1) and (d).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.66 adopted April 15, 2005, effective April 16, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 2304; amended June 29, 2007, effective June 30, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 2956; amended June 5, 2009, effective June 6, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2800; amended June 11, 2010, effective June 12, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 3105. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (343748).

§ 141.67. Furbearer hunting.

 It is unlawful to take furbearers using shot larger than #4 buckshot.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.67 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2102(a) and (d).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.67 adopted December 2, 2005, effective December 3, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 6537.

§ 141.68. Prohibited devices.

 It is unlawful to take furbearers through the use of the following devices:

   (1)  Fish hooks, snagging hooks or any other hooks of similar design.

   (2)  Implements that are not lawful traps, firearms, bows or crossbows.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.68 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2102(d).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.68 adopted April 1, 2011, effective April 2, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 1765.

§ 141.69. Artificial cubbies.

 (a)  General rule. Furtakers are permitted to trap furbearers through the use of body-gripping traps set in artificial cubbies when the following conditions are met:

   (1)  The artificial cubby is placed within an established watercourse, waterway, marsh, pond or dam.

   (2)  The entrance to the artificial cubby does not exceed 50 square inches.

   (3)  The triggering mechanism of the trap is recessed within the artificial cubby at least 7 inches from the entrance.

   (4)  The artificial cubby is anchored in a manner so that it cannot be moved or rolled.

 (b)  Exception. Subsection (a)(2)—(4) does not apply to body-gripping traps that are 5 1/2 inches or less and set in artificial cubbies to target mink or muskrat.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  141.69 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2102(a) and (d).

Source

   The provisions of this §  141.69 adopted May 27, 2011, effective May 28, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2699.

APPENDIX A. [Reserved]



Source

   The provisions of this Appendix A amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended August 24, 1990, effective September 24, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4488; reserved May 3, 1991, effective July 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2009; corrected June 28, 1991, effective July 1, 1992, 21 Pa.B. 2896. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (153836).

APPENDIX B. [Reserved]



Source

   The provisions of this Appendix B amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended August 24, 1990, effective September 24, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4488; amended June 9, 2000, effective June 10, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2907; amended May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; reserved June 20, 2003, effective June 21, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2878. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (279264) to (279265).

Source


APPENDIX C. [Reserved]



Source

   The provisions of this Appendix C amended June 3, 1988, effective June 4, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 2530; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended August 24, 1990, effective September 24, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4488; amended May 26, 1995, effective May 27, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2072; amended March 1, 1996, effective March 2, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 884; amended May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; reserved June 20, 2003, effective June 21, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2878. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (279266).

APPENDIX D. [Reserved]



Source

   The provisions of this Appendix D adopted November 30, 1990, effective December 1, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 5939; reserved June 20, 2003, effective June 21, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2878. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (279267) to (279268).

APPENDIX E. [Reserved]



Source

   The provisions of this Appendix E adopted January 17, 1997, effective retroactively to January 15, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 313; reserved August 11, 2001, effective August 12, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4250. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (279269) to (279270).

APPENDIX F. [Reserved].



Source

   The provisions of this Appendix F adopted May 18, 2001, effective May 19, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2577; amended August 9, 2002, effective August 10, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 3945; amended June 13, 2003, effective June 14, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2749; reserved July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3713. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (297367) to (297368).

APPENDIX G


meridian map

APPENDIX G



HUNTING HOURS TABLE
FOR JUNE 30, 2013 THROUGH JULY 5, 2014



Dates Begin A.M. End P.M.
June 30—July 6 5:09 9:02
July 7—13 5:13 8:59
July 14—20 5:19 8:55
July 21—27 5:25 8:49
July 28—Aug. 3 5:31 8:42
Aug. 4—10 5:38 8:33
Aug. 11—17 5:44 8:24
Aug. 18—24 5:51 8:14
Aug. 25—31 5:58 8:03
Sept 1—7 6:04 7:52
Sept. 8—14 6:11 7:41
Sept. 15—21 6:17 7:29
Sept. 22—28 6:24 7:17
Sept. 29—Oct. 5 6:31 7:06
Oct. 6—12 6:38 6:55
Oct. 13—19 6:45 6:45
Oct. 20—26 6:53 6:35
Oct. 27—Nov. 2 7:01 6:27
Nov. 3— 9 *Ends 6:09 5:21
Nov. 10—16 6:17 5:13
Nov. 17—23 6:25 5:09
Nov. 24—30 6:32 5:06
Dec. 1—7 6:39 5:05
Dec. 8—14 6:45 5:04
Dec. 15—21 6:49 5:09
Dec. 22—28 6:52 5:11
Dec. 29—Jan. 4 6:53 5:14
Jan. 5—11 6:53 5:20
Jan. 12—18 6:51 5:27
Jan. 19—25 6:49 5:35
Jan. 26—Feb. 1 6:44 5:43
Feb. 2—8 6:38 5:51
Feb. 9—15 6:31 6:00
Feb. 16—22 6:22 6:08
Feb. 23—Mar. 1 6:13 6:14
Mar. 2—8 6:02 6:24
Mar. 9—15 *Begins 6:52 7:31
Mar. 16—22 6:41 7:38
Mar. 23—29 6:29 7:46
Mar. 30—Apr. 5 6:18 7:53
Apr. 6—12 6:07 8:00
Apr. 13—19 5:56 8:07
Apr. 20—26 5:46 8:14
Apr. 27—May 3 5:36 8:20
May 4—10 5:27 8:28
May 11—17 5:19 8:35
May 18—24 5:13 8:42
May 25—31 5:08 8:48
June 1—7 5:04 8:53
June 8—14 5:02 8:58
June 15—21 5:02 9:01
June 22—28 5:04 9:03
June 29—July 5 5:08 9:02
*Daylight Saving Time

MIGRATORY GAME BIRD HUNTING HOURS TABLE



Dates Begin A.M. End P.M.
Sept. 1—7 6:04 7:22
Sept. 8—14 6:11 7:11
Sept. 15—21 6:17 6:59
Sept. 22—28 6:24 6:47
Sept. 29—Oct. 5 6:31 6:36
Oct. 6—12 6:38 6:25
Oct. 13—19 6:45 6:15
Oct. 20—26 6:53 6:05
Oct. 27—Nov. 2 7:01 5:57
Nov. 3—9 *Ends 6:09 4:51
Nov. 10—16 6:17 4:43
Nov. 17—23 6:25 4:39
Nov. 24—30 6:32 4:36
Dec. 1—7 6:39 4:35
Dec. 8—14 6:45 4:34
Dec. 15—21 6:49 4:39
Dec. 22—28 6:52 4:41
Dec. 29—Jan. 4 6:53 4:44
Jan. 5—11 6:53 4:50
Jan. 12—18 6:51 4:57
Jan. 19—25 6:49 5:05
Jan. 26—Feb. 1 6:44 5:13
Feb. 2—8 6:38 5:21
Feb. 9—15 6:31 5:30
Feb. 16—22 6:22 5:38
Feb. 23—Mar. 1 6:13 5:44
Mar. 2—8 6:02 5:54
Mar. 9—15 *Begins 6:52 7:01
Mar. 16—22 6:41 7:08
Mar. 23—29 6:29 7:16
Mar. 30—Apr. 5 6:18 7:23
Apr. 6—12 6:07 7:30
Apr. 13—19 5:56 7:37
*Daylight Saving Time


Authority

   The provisions of this Appendix G amended under the Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa. Code).

Source

   The provisions of this Appendix G adopted June 13, 2003, effective June 14, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2752; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3713; amended August 26, 2005, effective August 27, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 4826; amended June 30, 2006, effective July 1, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3251; amended June 29, 2007, effective June 30, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 1323; amended August 15, 2008, effective August 16, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 4511; amended June 5, 2009, effective June 6, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2801; amended June 11, 2010, effective June 12, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 3103; amended May 27, 2011, effective May 28, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2695; amended June 22, 2012, effective July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, 42 Pa.B. 3593; amended May 31, 2013, effective June 1, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 3006. Immediately preceeding text appears at serial pages (361987) to (361989).



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