Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pa Hunting License

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said, starting Feb. 13, hunters and trappers no longer have to display their licenses on an outer garment, but they still must have their licenses in their possession while afield, as well as a secondary form of identification, such as a driver's license.

House Bill 735, sponsored by Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), was unanimously approved by the House on June 15, and was approved by a vote of 46-3 in the Senate. Gov. Tom Corbett signed the bill into law on Dec. 15, but the change in law didn't take effect for 60 days.

I like the idea of keeping my hunting license in my backpack.  But I know some people will stop buying a license because they no longer have to display it.  I hope the Game Commission increases license and safety checks to make sure all hunters are properly licensed. 

Will out of state hunters try to avoid the high cost ($101.70 + tags) of out of state license's... What are your thoughts ?

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