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Red tag farm rules?

Hi all, is there a set if rules and regulations for red tag properties? I know the basics of how the program works, but I didnt see any real detailed notes on...weapons, orange requirements, etc. It just talks about how a program can be enrolled and some responsibility on the landowners end.
The orange rules are of particular interest. Is this special information provided by the Regional headquarters in a booklet of sorts? I already know the scenario of red tag will invite potential eyeballs ...in just want to make sure all my bases are covered correctly.
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§ 147.551. General.
This section and § § 147.552—147.559 (relating to agriculture) provide for permits to be issued to a qualified person as defined in section 2121(c) of the act (relating to killing game or wildlife to protect property) to remove deer by shooting on lands under their ownership or control, or both.
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The provisions of this § 147.551 adopted October 27, 1995, effective October 28, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4611.

§ 147.552. Application.
(a) Application for the deer control permit shall be made through the district wildlife conservation officer on a form provided by the Commission.

(b) Except in wildlife management units 5C and 5D, applications will only be accepted from persons who are currently enrolled in one of the Commission public access programs (Farm Game Project or Safety Zone—P.1-2-3).

(c) A copy of a deed or lease showing the applicant to be the owner or have control, or both, of the hunting rights of the land to be permitted must accompany the application.

(d) Applicants from the southeast special regulations areas only may be eligible to obtain approval to engage in limited baiting activities to enhance deer control activities on their properties. Approval will be based solely upon an applicant’s demonstrable need for a baiting authorization as evidenced by written justifications or other evidence submitted on or in addition to the application at the time of application or renewal.
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The provisions of this § 147.552 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § § 2102 and 2901(b) and (c).
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The provisions of this § 147.552 adopted October 27, 1995, effective October 28, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4611; amended February 26, 1999, effective February 27, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 1072; amended August 24, 2001, effective August 25, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4650; amended June 30, 2006, effective July 1, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3251; amended April 1, 2011, effective April 2, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 1767; amended August 10, 2012, effective August 11, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 5216; amended May 5, 2017, effective May 6, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 2611. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (363059).
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This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 141.1 (relating to special regulations areas); 58 Pa. Code § 147.551 (relating to general); and 58 Pa. Code § 147.558a (relating to political subdivisions as applicants).

§ 147.553. Permit.
The deer control permit authorizes the permittee to enlist the aid of a limited number of subpermits. The maximum number of subpermits issued will be no more than one for every 5 acres of land that is under cultivation unless the wildlife conservation officer recommends an increase in the number due to warranted circumstances.

(1) Validity. The permit is valid from February 1 to September 28 each calendar year, excluding Sundays, during legal hunting hours as set forth in § 141.4 and Chapter 141, Appendix G (relating to hunting hours).

(2) Exceptions. The permit is not valid from May 16 to June 30 during peak fawning season.

(3) Posting. Except in wildlife management units 5C and 5D, deer control permit signs provided by the Commission shall be conspicuously posted on the boundary of and along all public roadways traversing the property by the landowner/cooperator on all contiguous acres of the farm under agreement. Posting shall be completed prior to February 1.

(4) Fee for permit. There is no fee for the issuance of the deer control permit.
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The provisions of this § 147.553 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § § 2102 and 2901(b) and (c).
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The provisions of this § 147.553 adopted October 27, 1995, effective October 28, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4611; amended February 11, 2000, effective February 12, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 767; corrected June 1, 2001, effective February 12, 2000, 31 Pa.B. 2798; amended August 24, 2001, effective August 25, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4650; amended March 8, 2002, effective March 9, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 1307; amended June 30, 2006, effective July 1, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3251; amended September 28, 2007, effective September 29, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 5255; amended May 5, 2017, effective May 6, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 2611. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (363059) to (363060).
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This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 147.551 (relating to general); 58 Pa. Code § 147.554 (relating to subpermit); 58 Pa. Code § 147.556 (relating to lawful devices and methods); and 58 Pa. Code § 147.558a (relating to political subdivisions as applicants).

§ 147.554. Subpermit.
The permittee may acquire from the Commission subpermits, not to exceed the number provided for in § 147.553 (relating to permit) to be issued to qualified individuals of the permittee’s choosing for the purpose of removing deer from the permittee’s property by shooting. There is no fee charged for the subpermit. Qualifications are as follows:

(1) A subpermit will only be issued to residents of this Commonwealth who possess a valid resident hunting license or qualify for license and fee exemptions under section 2706 of the act (relating to resident license and fee exemptions).

(2) A person issued a subpermit will be required to wear a minimum of 250 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange-colored material on the head, chest and back combined so it is visible in a 360° arc when involved in taking deer under this subchapter.

(3) A permittee may not issue more than one subpermit to a person to take deer on the permittee’s land enrolled in the Agricultural Deer Control Program, except in wildlife management units 5C and 5D, where a permittee may not issue more than two subpermits to a person.

(4) Each deer taken under the permit shall be tagged with a tag provided by the Commission.

(5) Each person issued a subpermit shall report each deer taken to the permittee.

(6) Deer taken under the permit may be utilized by the person with the subpermit or donated to a valid food bank.

(7) Unused subpermits shall be returned to the district wildlife conservation officer within 5 days of the expiration of the permit.
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The provisions of this § 147.554 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § § 2102 and 2901(b).
Source
The provisions of this § 147.554 adopted October 27, 1995, effective October 28, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4611; amended February 11, 2000, effective February 12, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 767; amended August 24, 2001, effective August 25, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4650; amended June 30, 2006, effective July 1, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3251. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (287512).
Cross References
This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 147.551 (relating to general); and 58 Pa. Code § 147.558a (relating to political subdivisions as applicants).

§ 147.555. Antlerless deer only.
Only antlerless deer may be taken under this subchapter unless otherwise authorized by the Director. For the purposes of enforcing this chapter, the term ‘‘antlerless deer’’ has the meaning as defined in § 139.2 (relating to definitions).
Source
The provisions of this § 147.555 adopted October 27, 1995, effective October 28, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4611.
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This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 147.551 (relating to general).

§ 147.556. Lawful devices and methods.
(a) Devices. Subpermittees are authorized to hunt and take deer with firearms, bows and crossbows as may be authorized for hunting deer during the regular firearms deer season as provided in the act and § 141.43 (relating to deer).


(b) Methods. Subpermittees operating under the authority of a permit with an approved baiting authorization are authorized to hunt or take deer through the use of or by taking advantage of bait subject to the following limitations:

(1) This authorization applies to private lands in wildlife management units 5C and 5D only.

(2) Bait may be placed or distributed 2 weeks prior to the validity period of the deer control permit through the close of the validity period as established in § 147.553 (relating to permit).

(3) Bait accumulation in any one location may not exceed 5 gallons total volume at any given time.

(c) Further restrictions. A permittee may further restrict the use of devices and methods authorized under this section on lands under the permittee’s ownership or control, or both.
Source
The provisions of this § 147.556 adopted October 27, 1995, effective October 28, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4611; amended April 1, 2011, effective April 2, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 1767. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (346733).
Cross References
This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 141.1 (relating to special regulations areas); and 58 Pa. Code § 147.551 (relating to general).

§ 147.557. Reporting of deer taken.
The permittee shall report, on a form provided by the Commission, the number of deer killed and other information the Commission deems necessary. The completed report shall be submitted to the district wildlife conservation officer within 5 days after the end of each month while the permit is valid. If no deer are killed, a negative report shall be submitted.
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The provisions of this § 147.557 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § 2901(b).
Source
The provisions of this § 147.557 adopted October 27, 1995, effective October 28, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 4611; amended February 11, 2000, effective February 12, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 767. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (253869).
Cross References
This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 147.551 (relating to general); and 58 Pa. Code § 147.558a (relating to political subdivisions as applicants).

§ 147.558. Tagging of deer taken.
Deer taken under the authority of the permit shall immediately be tagged with a tag provided by the Commission. The tag shall be attached to the head of the deer and may not be removed. Unused tags shall be returned to the district wildlife conservation officer within 5 days of the expiration of the permit.
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I guess I have managed to stay within the law. pt1e: don,t miss the part about it closing from 5/16>6/30. I almost missed that one. No idea if anyone checked up, I stayed away then.

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Item #3, does that mean 1 tag awarded period, or one deer tag filled then another can be awarded by the permittee. So the person has 100 agriculture acres in production,, they get 20 tags...he has to find 20 different people for all tags? Also, where can I find an online version that is more like what was posted online? That was exactly toy what I was looking for. Thanks woods walker.
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Just go to the PGC website, click on law, click on title 58, then look for deer damage permits, section 147.552, you want the agriculture permit, that is the DMAP. That is where I copied what I posted.

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Item #3, does that mean 1 tag awarded period, or one deer tag filled then another can be awarded by the permittee. So the person has 100 agriculture acres in production,, they get 20 tags...he has to find 20 different people for all tags? Also, where can I find an online version that is more like what was posted online? That was exactly toy what I was looking for. Thanks woods walker.



one tag, per person per property unless it is in 5C or 5D as mentioned in the regulations. the farms i hunt around 1B, it is one tag per person.


you mail a self addressed stamped envelope to the regional office along with a note asking for a list of properties enrolled in the program and they will send you a list of participating landowners. you can go to as many properties as you wish. each landowner will have their own tags that are good only on their property.

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