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REPORTING A VIOLATION
Immediately after witnessing a suspected violation, note as many
details as possible. The more information you provide, the faster
a violator can be caught and prosecuted. Transmit this information to the Commission region office serving your area as quickly
as possible. For a list of all counties in each Game Commission
region, and addresses and telephone numbers, see the "Contacting
the PGC" page at the beginning of this Digest.
* Gather as much information as possible about the subject:
an accurate physical description and any other pertinent information. Try to secure names and addresses of other witnesses, and
any information they may have about the violation or suspect.
Things such as:
* What type of violation was it, and when, where and what
time did it occur?
* What wildlife was involved (species, how many and where
are they now)?
* Describe the suspect's vehicle: license number, make, year,
color and any other distinguishing features such as dented fenders
or other noticeable damage.
* Note other physical evidence, such as hides, entrails, firearms, cartridge cases, etc. Note type and make of firearms involved.
Do you know if the illegal game will be moved soon - when and
where?

Violation Report Form
Use this form to record as much information as possible.
Nature of Violation _____________________________
Date ______________

Time ____________________

Location ______________________________________
Suspect's Name ________________________________
Weight ______ Height ______ Hair ______ Eyes_____
Customer ID Number (CID) __ __ __ - __ __ __ - __ __ __
Vehicle License Number __________________
Year ______ Make ______________ Color ________
Distinguishing Features _________________________
Wildlife Involved _______________________________
Evidence ______________________________________
Type of Firearm ________________________________

ATV USE POLICY
Changes in the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest
have included the magazine size, the use of full color on
many pages and paid advertising. The magazine-size format
allows a better presentation and easier to read style for many
of the new illustrations and tables. The move to accept paid
advertising was made for sound economic reasons. The
Game Commission's share of advertising revenues have
enabled the agency to save thousands of sportsmen's dollars
in publication and distribution costs.
Among the paid advertisements have been several ads
for ATVs. Some of our license buyers and indeed, some of
our agency employees, have voiced concerns that the appearance of ATV ads in the Digest sends the message that
the Game Commission is endorsing the use of ATVs and
condoning the illegal and unethical use of these machines.
This is far from the case. The operation of ATVs on State
Game Lands and other properties open to public hunting
remains a violation of the law and continues to be aggressively enforced by our wildlife conservation officers and their
deputy WCOs. We view this as no different than the illegal
use of automobiles, trucks and SUVs on these properties.
It is unlawful to ride ATVs on State Game Lands, except
on designated roads open for persons issued a Disabled
Persons Permit, and who have a valid registration from the
Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR).
It is unlawful to ride ATVs on private land open to public
hunting without the permission of the landowner. It is
unlawful to have a loaded firearm on an ATV. Individuals
issued a Disabled Persons Permit may hunt from a parked
ATV. For ATV-use regulations on state forests and parks,
contact the DCNR. For information on using an ATV on
the Allegheny National Forest, contact the ANF.

2014-15 PA Hunting & Trapping Digest

Other Information ______________________________
Your Phone Number ____________________________

TURN IN A POACHER 1-888-PGC-8001
The Game Commission has established a "Turn-In-A-Poacher" hotline as a way for people to report the illegal taking of wildlife. The
number is 1-888-PGC-8001, or sportsmen also can report suspected
wildlife crimes by filling out a "Tip" Reporting Form on the agency's
website at www.pgc.state.pa.us and click on "Turn in a Poacher." Calls
to report violations in progress or that require an immediate response
should be directed to the region office serving the area. The phone
numbers are listed at the beginning of this digest.
The hotline was authorized by the legislature as part of an act
calling for an additional fine of $500 for those convicted of the multiple killing of big game, or threatened or endangered species. This
additional penalty may be added to fines levied upon those found
guilty of Game and Wildlife Code violations. The $500 enhanced
penalty goes into a special fund from which half the amount ($250)
can be paid to the individual who provided the information that led
to the conviction. The remainder will be used to offset the costs of
operating the TIP program.
The TIP Hotline 1-888-PGC-8001 will be answered by a secure
recording device. Calls to the TIP Hotline submitted using the new
online reporting system will be delivered electronically to a special
e-mail account in the agency's Bureau of Wildlife Protection.
Both methods of reporting are available to the public 24 hours
a day, seven days a week. People who provide "tips" can choose to
remain anonymous, but if you'd like to claim a reward you're entitled
to, you'll have to provide a way for the agency to let you know that
your information led to the successful prosecution of the accused
individual.

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