§ 147.553. Permit.

 The deer control permit authorizes the permittee to enlist the aid of a limited number of subpermits. The maximum number of subpermits issued will be no more than one for every 5 acres of land that is under cultivation unless the wildlife conservation officer recommends an increase in the number due to warranted circumstances.

   (1)  Validity. The permit is valid from February 1 to September 28 each calendar year, excluding Sundays, during the hours of dawn to dusk only.

   (2)  Exceptions. The permit is not valid from May 16 to June 30 during peak fawning season.

   (3)  Posting. Except in wildlife management units 5C and 5D, deer control permit signs provided by the Commission shall be conspicuously posted on the boundary of and along all public roadways traversing the property by the landowner/cooperator on all contiguous acres of the farm under agreement. Posting shall be completed prior to February 1.

   (4)  Fee for permit. There is no fee for the issuance of the deer control permit.


   The provisions of this §  147.553 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102 and 2901(b).


   The provisions of this §  147.553 adopted October 27, 1995, effective October 28, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4611; amended February 11, 2000, effective February 12, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 767; corrected June 1, 2001, effective February 12, 2000, 31 Pa.B. 2798; amended August 24, 2001, effective August 25, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4650; amended March 8, 2002, effective March 9, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 1307; amended June 30, 2006, effective July 1, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3251; amended September 28, 2007, effective September 29, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 5255. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (320731).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  147.551 (relating to general); 58 Pa. Code §  147.554 (relating to subpermit); 58 Pa. Code §  147.556 (relating to lawful devices and methods); and 58 Pa. Code §  147.558a (relating to political subdivisions as applicants).

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