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ASK PERMISSION BEFORE ENTERING PRIVATE PROPERTY!
PERMISSION TO HUNT AND/OR TRAP
I hereby grant permission to the person named below to hunt and/or trap
on my property located at: _______________________________________
____________________ on the following dates: _____________________
___________________
Signed: ____________________________________________________

Dear Landowner: Thank you for allowing me on your
property. Because of your generosity, I've been able to
enjoy Pennsylvania's rich hunting and trapping heritage.

In return for the privilege of hunting/trapping on this property, I agree to obey
the laws, to observe all safety precautions, and to assume all responsibility and
liability for my person and my property while on the landowner's property.
Signed: _____________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________
License CID # _________________________ Date: ________________

The Recreational Use of Land and Water Act provides liability protection to landowners who allow recreational use (hunting,
fishing, swimming and hiking) on their unimproved property to the public without a fee.

UPDATES: There are exciting changes that will increase hunting and trapping opportunities for sportsmen and sportswomen heading
afield during the 2014-15 license year. As always, be sure to thoroughly read this entire Digest before venturing forth on your adventures
in Penn's Woods. Hunters and trappers - particularly those setting vacations for this fall and winter - are advised that several seasons in
the 2014-15 license year will open or run about a week later than they do in many years to accommodate calendar swings related to the
timing of Thanksgiving. Just some of the highlights for this year include: changes to fall turkey seasons in several Wildlife Management
Units; new extended bear hunting opportunities in WMUs 2C and 4B; an expansion of the fisher trapping season to WMUs 1B, 3B and
3C; and increased possession limits for small game. A Mentored Adult Hunting Program Permit (similar to the Mentored Youth Hunting
Program) is also new this year. During the regular firearms deer season, WMUs 4A and 4C were moved from the concurrent antlered/
antlerless season format to the split season format. Be aware, as it was last year, that the after-Christmas antlerless deer firearms season is
open in the Special Regulations Area counties only. Be sure to read the deer season section in this digest.
With the Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System (PALS), the harvest tags that are part of the license have perforated holes in
them to make it easy to attach the tag to the animal. Additionally, all personal information will be printed on the tags, so all a hunter will
need to do is enter the time, date and place of harvest. Like prior years, deer and turkey harvest report cards are in this Digest, and they will
not be distributed with the license. Hunters and furtakers can also report online at www.pgc.state.pa.us for deer, turkey, bobcat and fisher
harvests, or over the telephone through the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system by calling 1-855-PAHUNT1 (1-855-724-8681).
Other benefits from PALS include: Application for the elk license drawing can be made when licenses are purchased; hunters can
process DMAP antlerless deer coupons for permits rather than having to wait for permits to be mailed; a second spring gobbler license, and
bobcat and fisher permits can be purchased (see specific sections for purchasing second gobbler license, bear license, and bobcat and fisher
permits, as purchase cut-off dates apply). For more information on PALS, see the license section in the back of this Digest.
Wildlife Classifications: All wildlife in Pennsylvania is protected by the Game and Wildlife Code and is classified as follows:
Game Animals: Black bear, cottontail rabbit, elk, squirrels (red, gray, black and fox), snowshoe hare, white-tailed deer and woodchuck (groundhog).
Game Birds: Brant, bobwhite quail, coot, gallinule, geese, grouse, Hungarian partridge, merganser, mourning and Eurasian collared doves, pheasant, rail, snipe,
swan, wild ducks, wild turkey and woodcock.
Big Game: Bear, elk, white-tailed deer and wild turkey.
Small Game: Game birds and game animals not classified as big game.
Furbearers: Badger, beaver, bobcat, coyote, fisher, mink, muskrat, opossum, otter, pine martin, raccoon, red and gray fox, striped skunk and weasel.
Protected Mammals: Wild mammals not classified furbearers or game animals (For example, chipmunks are protected).
Protected Birds: Wild birds not classified game birds.
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. Wildlife may only be taken by the owner or person in charge of the personal property affected. Wildlife taken to
protect personal property must be surrendered to a Game Commission representative.

Mission Statement: Imagine the wonder in your child or grandchild's eyes as he or she experiences a ring-necked pheasant flushed from
underfoot, with its cackling and flurry of wingbeats, and vibrant colors silhouetted against an azure sky; or a tom turkey in the spring,
so close its gobbling reverberates throughout the woodlot and seemingly shakes the ground upon which you sit. Providing these types
of outdoor experiences is an important component of why the Game Commission manages wild birds and mammals, and their habitats,
for current and future generations.

HUNTING BIG GAME OUT OF STATE?
IF SO, CHECK OUT THE CWD PAGES ELSEWHERE IN THIS DIGEST.
Hunters who harvest a deer with a PGC tag in its ear need to immediately report it to the PGC.
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