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I am going to start a new thread for this. Is it legal for a private individual to release pheasants and/or chukars on state game lands? I posted this question last season and got the answer that it was legal in this thread…
http://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1415056#Post1415056

This year the digest says…

To enable the Commission to effectively manage and protect these invaluable land holdings for this and future generations of hunters, trappers and wildlife enthusiasts, the following activities are prohibited:
• Release any domestic animals, captive bred or captive raised game or wildlife.

Has the law been changed again or is this a mistake in the digest?

Thanks,
Joe
 

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This was released just last year...
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RELEASE OF CAPTIVE GAME BIRDS APPROVED FOR SGLS

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today signed an executive order to authorize hunters and dog trainers to release captive-raised/captive-bred ring-necked pheasants, bobwhite quail, chukar partridges and rock pigeons on State Game Lands for hunting or dog-training purposes.



Under the executive order, such releases could be done by licensed hunters or those possessing a valid dog trial permit. Exceptions to the order are during the month of October, unless the activity is done with a valid dog trial permit, when such releases will be prohibited.



Roe noted that hunters must abide by established bag limits if birds are released during established seasons for pheasants or quail, unless the activity is being conducted as part of a permitted field dog trial. Outside of the established seasons for pheasants and quail, only individuals who possess a dog training permit may release them.
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Did it just get missed in the digest or has this been revoked?
 

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It has been that way for years, you had to get permission to release. The executive order above gets rid of the need to obtain permission.
 
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