Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 38

MARCH COMMISSIONERS MEETING

Changes for these firearms
With the changes made by the Board of
Commissioners, semiautomatic rifles in .22
caliber or less that propel single-projectile
ammunition and semiautomatic shotguns
10-gauge or smaller propelling ammunition
not larger than No. 4 lead - also No. 2 steel
or No. 4 composition or alloy - will be legal
firearms for small-game seasons in the 201718 license year, which begins July 1.
Semiautomatic firearms that propel
single-projectile ammunition also will be
legal sporting arms for woodchucks and
furbearers, and there is no caliber restriction
for woodchucks or furbearers.
The measure also approves the use of air
guns for hunting small game and furbearers.

semiautomatic rifles at this time, and
the board's vote reflects that majority
opinion.
Between the Board of Commissioners' preliminary vote in January and the
vote in March, Game Commission staff
conducted a scientific survey from a
random sample of 4,000 of the state's
hunters, more than 2,000 of whom
responded. The findings of that survey
were presented to the commissioners during the first day of the board's
meeting.
The findings of the survey demonstrated support for hunting furbearers
(55 percent support or strongly support), woodchucks (51 percent support
or strongly support) and small game
(42 percent support or strongly support, with 12 percent unopposed) with
semiautomatic rifles.
For big game, while 28 percent of
survey respondents expressed support
or strong support for semiautomatic
rifles, 64 percent of respondents said
they opposed or strongly opposed
semiautomatic rifles for big-game hunt38

ing, with 52 percent saying they were
strongly opposed.
The results bolstered the expressed
opposition to hunting big game with
semiautomatic rifles that appeared to a
lesser extent in the written comments
the Game Commission received in
recent months.
"We listened to our hunters," President Commissioner Brian H. Hoover
said.
Pennsylvania historically prohibited
the use of semiautomatic rifles for
hunting, but a law that took effect in
November enables the Game Commission to regulate semiautomatic rifles
and air guns for hunting.
With the board's recent vote, Pennsylvania becomes the last state in the
nation to approve semiautomatic rifles
for hunting uses.
Following their vote, the commissioners said if growing support for
hunting big game with semiautomatic
rifles emerges at some point in the
future, they will give consideration to
further regulatory changes.
Fact-finding by Pennsylvania Game
Commission staff revealed no higher
incidence of hunting accidents in any
state where semiautomatics are permitted, and many firearms experts have
said they believe semiautomatics are
safer in that they allow for continuous
focus on the target and often require the
shooter to absorb less recoil.
The survey on hunting with semiautomatic rifles also showed greater
support among younger age groups for
semiautomatic rifle hunting, including
the use of semiautomatic rifles to hunt
big game.
But no such provision will be adopted for the 2017-18 license year.



Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017

Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - Cover1
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 2
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 3
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - 64
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - June 2017 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201807
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201406
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201306
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201305
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201207
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201206
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201205
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201202
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201201
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_201001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/annualreport2008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pgc/pagamenews_200809
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com