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After shattering my Ankle plus having a Heart Attack and receiving Bypass operations I am pondering whether to try for a Disability Permit. my question is on the use of an ATV with this permit. Can I hunt from one, this I mean by riding to a spot in the Woods and parking it. I guess what I need is some kind of site that has the rules and regulations. Thanks.
 

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Here is the section from title 34, but John S or other WCO's can comment as needed, but this gives some good info

Sec. 2923. Disabled person permits.

(a) Use of vehicle as a blind. -

(1) Unless further restricted by commission regulation, a lifetime permit to hunt from a stationary vehicle may be issued to a person with permanent disabilities who qualified for a hunting license pursuant to Chapter 27 (relating to hunting and furtaking licenses) or who possesses a Junior Resident license under section 2705(2) (relating to classes of licenses) and who meets any of the following requirements:

(i) Has a permanent or irreversible physical disability, and is unable to ambulate and requires a wheelchair, walker, one leg brace or external prosthesis above the knee, two leg braces or external prostheses below the knees, two crutches or two canes for mobility.

(ii) Suffers significantly from lung disease, to the extent that forced expiratory volume for one second when measured by spirometry is less than one liter or the arterial oxygen tension (po) is less than 60 millimeters of mercury on room air at rest. This subparagraph would also apply to someone who is oxygen dependent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

(iii) Suffers significantly from cardiovascular disease, to the extent that functional limitations are classified in severity as class 3 or 4, according to the current standards accepted by the American Heart Association and where ordinary physical activity results in fatigue, palpitation, dyspnea or anginal pain.

(iv) Has a disability or combination of disabilities creating a minimum impairment of function of or equivalent to no less than 90% loss of function in one leg or no more than 10% maximal functional use in one leg regardless of the functional level of the other leg.

(2) Unless further restricted by commission regulation, a permit to hunt from a stationary vehicle may be issued to a person who qualified for a hunting license pursuant to Chapter 27 and presents an affidavit and doctor's certificate stating the applicant has a temporary disability that restricts mobility or ambulation of any distance due to illness or injury and operative procedures and who either has a leg, hip or back, or any part thereof, casted by a licensed physician due to a fracture or has leg, hip or back surgery. This permit is only valid for the license year in which issued.

(3) Permittees shall carry the permit upon their person while hunting. Any person named on this permit may hunt while using an automobile or other vehicle as a blind. The permittee shall not use the vehicle to flush or locate game. The vehicle may be used only as a blind or platform from which to shoot. The firearm shall be unloaded at all times while the vehicle is in motion.

(4) Any person who possesses a Junior Resident license under section 2705(2) and otherwise qualifies for a disabled person permit must comply with section 2711(a)(8) (relating to unlawful acts concerning licenses). Any parent or person 18 years of age or older serving in loco parentis or as guardian or some other family member 18 years of age or older shall not use a vehicle as a blind, unless that person meets the requirements of this section.

(b) Regulated hunting grounds. - A permit may be issued to hunt on a regulated hunting ground to any person who presents a doctor's certificate showing that the person is physically unable to walk for an extended period of time, authorizing him to hunt for, pursue and kill from an automobile or other vehicle on regulated hunting grounds those species of game authorized for release on such areas, subject to rules and regulations prescribed by the commission. The permittee shall carry the permit while hunting on regulated hunting grounds.

(d) Penalty. - A violation of this section is a summary offense of the fifth degree.
 

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you can use it only on state lands that are approved for atv use. My father has this permit and when he got it in the mail it had a list of those areas.
 

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IF you are approved for the Permit to use a vehicle as a blind you can sit in the vehicle as long as it (the vehicle...and the vehicle can be a car, truck, ATV) is completely off of the public road, (out of the public right of way) parked, engine off, and shoot from the vehicle at game.

You cannot use the vehicle to flush game. You cannot have a loaded gun in the vehicle while the vehicle is moving.

The permit is applied for via completing an application, and having your physician complete part of the application, and submitting the application to the PGC. The PGC will review the application and determine if you will receive a permit. The permit can be temporary (for those who will heal from their condition) or permanent (for those who will never get better).

You can use a vehicle (car, truck, or ATV) on private land if you have this permit.
 

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You can also get keys to some of the locked gates with the permit. My grandfather had it and he was able to get keys for some of the access roads up north. Can't remember if it was state forest or gamelands, but it is the big yellow gates that are always locked to normal vehicles. For him, it opened up a road that was about 10 miles long from gate to gate that he'd never be able to hunt otherwise.

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The PGC does not give people keys for game lands gates so they can hunt. Handicapped roadways either have an open gate posted for disabled use only with a permit or have an opening where an atv can go around the gate.
 

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I don't know about DCNR's policies but the only people who have PGC gate keys are the officers food and cover corps. Gas well owners and timer operators etc. usually put their own lock on the gate along with the PGC lock and use their own keys.
 

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I never heard of DCNR giving out keys to gates for individuals to hunt. Only to people who work beyond a gate or have a leased camp behind the gate. Handicaped hunting area gates are usually locked open for handicaped permit holders use.
 

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when i got all my disability for vehicle and hunting license i was told that i had to get a special permit for atv,is this true? i hunt from vehicle when i can, i have the permit, does this mean i can hunt from an atv also?
 

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JWE said:
when i got all my disability for vehicle and hunting license i was told that i had to get a special permit for atv,is this true? i hunt from vehicle when i can, i have the permit, does this mean i can hunt from an atv also?
Yes it does. However, remember the rules that apply to the vehicle, also apply to the ATV. AND, if your on public land, you MUST wear a helmet when on the ATV. (Yeah....don't get into the I can ride the Harley at 65mph without one, but the ATV @ 7mph I gotta have a helmet).

And, the ATV MUST be licensed through the DCNR.

I cannot recall if I got the "sticker" and the sign for my truck (there is a window sign that you need to place in your hauling vehicle) from the PGC or the DCNR.

Here is a pic of the sticker on my ATV....or UTV....actually, it's a modified EZ-GO Golf cart that I had to send in pics to the DCNR to get approved as an ATV for licensed. The DCNR has a strict set of rules as to what is or is not an ATV. And they are a good set of rules....or you would have guys getting license's for their riding mowers or a CAT D-9 and calling them "ATV'S".

Anyway....here is a pic of the sticker. Also, there is a specific ID number they put on the sticker.

 

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Those come from the PGC.
 

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The permits from the DCNR are blue handicap sticker without a number,and as far as I was told you can only use on State Forest land, and not state game land. The DCNR gives you pages of area that you may have them with there permit, and you have to have the letter from them and a placard on the dash of your vehicle.
 
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