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Greetings:

O

Robert W. Schlemmer

R. Matthew Hough

n behalf of the entire agency, thank you for purchasing your 2014-15 hunting or furtaking license. This Hunting and Trapping
Digest provides you with the 2014-15 seasons and bag limits, rules and regulations, and safety requirements. Inside, you will
find a handy cut-out and tear-out card with a listing of the major seasons and lawful shooting hours for you to carry afield.
Pennsylvania offers some of the best and most diverse hunting and trapping opportunities in the nation. From gray squirrels
to black bears, muskrats to bobcats, Pennsylvania has it all. We challenge each of you to share your time in the great outdoors with
one individual who never had the opportunity to do so before, or hasn't hunted or trapped in many years. Whether this individual
is a youngster, a friend, or a neighbor, pass on the tradition!
To stay updated and informed, please check us out at www.pgc.state.pa.us, where you also can access our Facebook, Twitter
and YouTube pages. In addition, this fall we will unveil GoHuntPA.org - a website for hunters by hunters - that we are sure you
will enjoy. Once again, thank you for purchasing your license. Have a great and enjoyable season and most of all be careful out
there!
Sincerely,

R. Matthew Hough
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Game Commission

Robert W. Schlemmer
President
Board of Game Commissioners

2014-2015 PA DIGEST INDEX
Annual, Wildlife 54
Antlerless Deer Licenses 44-48, 82
Antlerless License Allocation 45
Antler Restrictions 42, 52
Archery Seasons, Licenses 11, 29, 33, 42, 83
Armed Forces 82, 83
ATV Use Policy 77
Assistance for People w/Disabilities 81
Baiting 18, 28, 33, 53
Bear Check Stations 34, 35
Bear Feeding Ban 33
Bear Season 10, 33, 55, 83
Beaver Trapping 11, 69
Big Game Scoring Program 66
Big Game Regulations 29, 30
Big Game Unfit for Consumption 30
Blinds 29, 32, 63
Bobcat Season 11, 68, 70
Cable Restraints 71
Commission Board Members 5
Contacting the PGC 5
COPA 74
County Treasurer Addresses 47
Coyotes 11, 14, 58, 68, 71
Crossbows 29, 42, 78
Crows 20
Cultivated Lands 18
CWD 49-51
Decoys 18, 32
Deer, Seasons & Info. 11, 42-53
Dens, Animal 17, 33
Deputy WCO 66
DMAP 48
Dog Training Regs. & Info. 21, 30, 32
Doves 26, 28
Driving Deer & Bears 29
Drugs & Alcohol 18
Duck Stamps 26, 83
Electronic Calls, Devices 17, 68
Elk, Seasons & Info. 78-80
Executive Director Comments 7
Feral Swine 53

Firearms 17, 20, 28, 29, 32, 33, 42, 68, 78
Fisher Season 11, 68, 70
Fluorescent Orange 17, 20, 32, 33, 42, 53, 63-64
Furtaking Seasons 11, 59-62, 68-71
Game Commission Mission Statement 8
Game News Subscriptions 72
General Hunting Regulations 17, 18
Goose Blind Application 26
Goose, Snow Conservation Hunt 27
Grouse 10, 20
Handguns 17
Hares, Snowshoe 10, 20
Harvest, 2013 Deer 45
Harvest Reporting 30, 32, 54
Hunter Education Requirements 82
HTE Instructor, 66
Hunting Hours Table 14, 28
Identification Required 17, 82
Injury Report 18
Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact 76
Junior Licenses 82, 83
Landowner Licenses 46, 82
Landowner Permission Form 8
License Availability 83
License Information 81-83
License Revocations 76, 81
Littering 18
Lures 18, 33, 50
Lyme Disease 57
Mentored Adult Hunting Program 16
Mentored Youth Hunting Program 15
Migratory Game Birds 26-28, 82, 83
Mistake Kill 18, 43
Muzzleloader License 42, 83
Nonresident Firearms Regulations 83
Non-Toxic Shot 28
Number of Hunters in Party 20, 28, 29
Otters 70
PALS 8, 81
Pheasants 10, 20-25
Pheasant Recovery Areas 21, 22
Pheasant, Junior Hunt Info. 10, 20, 23-25

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club 67
Porcupines 20
Possession Limits 17
Possessing Wildlife 17
Private Property 8, 18
Quail, Bobwhite 10, 20
Rabbit, Junior Hunt Info. 10, 16, 20, 23
Random Shooting 29
Recovering Dead/Injured Game 18
Region Office Contact Information 5
Replacement Licenses 48, 82
Report Cards (Harvest) - Tear-out
Road Hunting 17
Roadkilled Deer Permit Number 17
Safety Zones 17
Seasons & Bags Cut-Out Form 67
Senators Baseball Club 35
Shooting Range Permits 18
Shooting Range Regulations 18
Sights 17, 29, 42
Small Game Seasons 10, 20
Special Regulations Areas 53
Spotlighting 18
Squirrels, 10, 20
State Game Lands Regulations 19
State Forests/Parks Regulations 43
Sunday Hunting 18
Tagging & Transporting Wildlife 20, 30, 32,
33, 42, 70
TIP Program 77
Trapper Education 82
Tree Stands 29
Turkey Seasons & Regulations 10, 32, 56
Unlicensed Persons 82
Updates 8
Violation Report Form 77
Waterfowl 26-28
Wildlife Classifications 8
Wildlife Management Units 37-40
Woodchucks 10, 20
Woodcock 26-28
Youth Hunts 15, 16, 20, 23-25, 32, 33, 42

The Digest is not the Game & Wildlife Code or its attendant regulations and should not be considered final on legal interpretation. We have simply
summarized the more important and frequently misunderstood hunting and trapping regulations. Review this Digest carefully. If there is anything
you do not understand, contact your nearest PA Game Commission office. Hunting and trapping are privileges in Pennsylvania. Remember, a license
does not entitle you to trespass on private lands. Hunters and furtakers may be prosecuted for trespassing, whether or not a property is posted
against hunting or trapping. Always ask permission to hunt or trap; make sure you are a welcomed guest of the landowner. A private landowner
who permits hunting or trapping does not extend assurance that the premises are safe and does not assume responsibility or incur liability for injury.

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