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So if I understand, the new legislation would give full control of “hunting equipment” to the PGC. That make sense it it is true.
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HB1188...goes to PA House consideration " vote " today !!!!!!...has great support on both sides of isle !


....looks like it was moved to tmrw....they had apprx 65 bills ahead of it....
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Our elected officials. You mean they actually came back to work today, lol?
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State law must be changed in order for these devices to be considered for hunting. Only the legislature can do that. Once they make the necessary changes, the board of commissioners will have regulatory authority over their use and can then make allowances as they see fit. More of these devices on the landscape will lead to more poaching of big game animals. My experienced opinion...
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More of these devices on the landscape will lead to more poaching of big game animals. My experienced opinion...

What are your experiences?
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My experienced opinion...
Thats interesting cause the game agencies in other states that allow them reported back to our PGC that there was no measurable increases in poaching.
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State law must be changed in order for these devices to be considered for hunting. Only the legislature can do that. Once they make the necessary changes, the board of commissioners will have regulatory authority over their use and can then make allowances as they see fit. More of these devices on the landscape will lead to more poaching of big game animals. My experienced opinion...

poachers dont wait for things to become legal so they can use them for illegal purposes. if they did that, there wouldnt be any poachers as poaching is illegal.


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The only way I could see legalizing thermal or nv having any affect on poaching is if prices came down as the became more popular. Then I believe more poachers would use them but I don’t believe there would be more poaching.
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any smart poacher knows not to go out at night. bright lights and gun shots just attract attention.


did poaching increase after they made crossbows and semi auto rifles legal....i heard it would

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... More of these devices on the landscape will lead to more poaching of big game animals.....
..yes it's your opinion...but it's not a fact..

..the devices are legal to have in PA. I can drive 30 minutes east to NY and legally use my thermal for yotes...I can drive 30 minutes west to OH and legally use my thermal for yotes.

..cost only goes down due to technology..cheaper processors and lenses..320 vs 640..30hz vs 60hz....there are some nice 320 thermals for $2G that are great for close yote hunting ..but to ID a yote at 300-500+ yards may be more difficult vs a 640 $5000 one..and granted you still need calling them in to sub 200 yards..
...I didn't even consider NV, although the NV devices I used where very good, the NV doesn't compare to thermal..but has it's place. I spent a good 2 years educating myself on what I needed and didn't need for yote hunting...and then to get the opportunity to use TOL thermal and NV in action... educated me even more before I threw the $$ down.
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