Not accurate. They are not allowed to keep the deer. They must report and give all kills to the PGC. The PGC isn't too picky about how the farmers shoot them.duckman76 said:They have to abide by the same laws as everyone else. If they are claming crop damage that is what the red tag program is for. It is against the law to harvest any deer with a spot light regardless of who you are. If you have a farmer poaching then report him to the PGC!
Then call the regional office and talk to a supervisor.ICAREDOYOU said:
Another urban legend. See the farmers is required to put them in a place of safekeeping , and in a field exposed is not a place of safekeeping. Milk hous , barn, ect is. However the WCO would have every right to retrive the deer from the field without the farmers permission. Not to mention that the farmer is required to turn the deer over and I would have said I am not in reciept of the deer until you deliver to a place of safekeeping. Dont believe every rumor you hear. Ancient Indian was a WCO in Armstong for many years, I am sure when he sees this he will weigh in.treestand91 said:i know a farmer that got fined a few years back for not turning in the head and hide of a nice buck he shot. he got fined for not reporting it. so on christmas day he shot about 10 deer called the w.c.o. and reported it. not wanting to be showed up the wco came to gather the deer even on christmas day they were in the feil farthest from the road an dthe farmer wouldnt let him drive to get them. he turned around and left and never bothered the farmer again.