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This is in no way an attempt to make an argument (as I know this is a touchy subject) or an attempt to open a can of worms. I know we have talked about this a number of times but could someone post the law that protects a injured deer/animal from being dispatched after being hit by a car or any other trauma. Maybe this is not illegal but I thought this was?
 

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§ 2307. Unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife.
(a) General rule.--It is unlawful for any person to aid,
abet, attempt or conspire to hunt for or take or possess, use,
transport or conceal any game or wildlife unlawfully taken or
not properly marked or any part thereof, or to hunt for, trap,
take, kill, transport, conceal, possess or use any game or
wildlife contrary to the provisions of this title.
(b) (Reserved).
(c) Wild birds and wild animals taken outside
Commonwealth.--Nothing in this title shall prohibit the
possession, at any time, of wild birds or wild animals lawfully
taken outside of this Commonwealth which are tagged and marked
in accordance with the laws of the state or nation where the
wild birds or wild animals were taken. It is unlawful to
transport or possess wild birds or wild animals from another
state or nation which have been unlawfully taken, killed or
exported.
(d) Exceptions.--This section shall not apply to:
(1) Authorized individuals who euthanize critically
injured game or wildlife, which shall be permitted when it is
reasonable to believe that the chance of survival of the
injured game or wildlife is minimal or the injured game or
wildlife poses a threat to human safety.
(2) Individuals who find and retain for their own use
any deer or elk antler which is shed through natural causes.
This paragraph shall not be construed to permit any
individual possessing a shed antler to sell, barter or trade
or to offer to sell, barter or trade any shed antler.
(e) Penalties.--A violation of this section relating to:
(1) Threatened or endangered species is a misdemeanor of
the second degree.
(2) Elk or bear is a summary offense of the first
degree.
(3) Deer is a summary offense of the second degree.
(3.1) Deer killed as a result of negligence or
carelessness as provided for in section 2306(c) (relating to
killing game or wildlife by mistake) is a summary offense
punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than
$500.
(4) Bobcat or otter is a summary offense of the third
degree.
(5) Wild turkey or beaver is a summary offense of the
fourth degree.
(6) Any other game or wildlife is a summary offense of
the fifth degree.
(f) Definition.--As used in this section, the term
"authorized individual" means any person who:
(1) Has 18 Pa.C.S. (relating to crimes and offenses)
enforcement powers.
(2) Is a currently employed waterways conservation
officer or deputy waterways conservation officer.
(3) Is a currently employed wildlife conservation
officer or deputy wildlife conservation officer.
(4) Is a currently employed State park ranger or a State
forest ranger.
(5) Is a veterinarian licensed to practice in the United
States.
(Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.1274, No.166, eff. imd.; Dec. 20, 2000,
P.L.783, No.111, eff. imd.; Dec. 20, 2000, P.L.937, No.125, eff.
imd.; Dec. 13, 2001, P.L.897, No.98, eff. imd.; Dec. 30, 2003,
P.L.436, No.63, eff. 60 days)
 
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