Night vision/thermal 2020
Hey folks. Don't you think it is time to press the PGC to allow night vision/thermal devices for hunting predators in Pa?
There was some discussion at a working group meeting. Bureau of LE researched their use in other states by reaching out to other game agencies. The concern on the part of our LE Bureau was poaching. After talking with other states, there was no incidence of higher poaching rates with NV/thermal devices. Yet, our Bureau head said he remains concerned about that here in Pa. Typical....
Anyways, the next push would have to be before the January 2020 meeting where new regulations are discussed for the upcoming year. With hunter number dropping overall, but predator hunting participation remaining rather steady, it makes way too much sense to allow these devices for the die hard predator hunters we do have in this state. Especially after our own LE Bureau could not find factual reasons to oppose them.
I plan on reaching out this coming fall to all of the commissioners expressing my support for them and my desire for them to consider making them legal electronic devices for predator hunting.
Who wants to join me? We need numbers and a concerted effort to get their attention.
I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!