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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: milford pa-pike county
Doe Licenses – Limit of 3 Per Hunter
From: Representative Neal P. Goodman
To: All House members
Subject: Doe Licenses – Limit of 3 Per Hunter
Current Game Commission regulations limit individuals to no more than three antlerless deer licenses per license year – one regular antlerless license and two unsold antlerless licenses. An exception exists for special regulation areas where aggressive deer management efforts are a priority.
It is becoming apparent that confusion exists about the number of antlerless deer licenses hunters are permitted a year, driven by stories of hunters receiving up to 40 licenses in certain areas. I am introducing legislation to make it clear only three licenses are permitted per hunter per year statewide, except in areas the Game Commission needs to issue more to reduce the deer herd. Specifically, my legislation would codify into Pennsylvania statute the three-license limit, as well as retain the authority of the Pennsylvania Game Commission to issue licenses in excess of three as part of localized deer reduction efforts.
Please join me in sponsoring this legislation.