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I KNOW THER ARE LAWS REGARDING SPOTTLIGHTING AT NIGHT ( must be done at 11:00 pm. however is there any stipulations regarding spottin ga field that you have to walk across on your way into hunting. ( i would assume so seeing you would have a fierarm in the truck. but what about on your way to work. say your drive past or through the land you hunt, can you grab the spotlight out and see what is in the fields or woods earily mornign just before daylight. say aroound 5:00. jsut for scouting purposes? thanks
 

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Spotlighting Wildlife: It is unlawful to 1) spotlight wildlife while in
possession of a firearm, except by individuals who have a License
to Carry Firearms permit, and only with firearms authorized by the
permit (most sporting arms are not authorized), bow and arrow, or
other device capable of killing wildlife; 2) spotlight wildlife during
the regularly scheduled statewide antlered and antlerless deer seasons
(Nov. 30-Dec. 12), including those days separating the seasons
and including the late firearms deer seasons in WMUs 2B,
5C & 5D; and 3) cast an artificial light upon any building, farm
animal or photoelectric cell. Recreational spotlighting is lawful between
sunrise and 11 p.m., except as previously noted. Spotlighting
includes handheld lights, accessory spotlights on vehicles and
vehicle headlights when intentionally used to locate or view wildlife.
A person hunting raccoons, skunks, opossums, bobcats, weasels,
foxes and coyotes on foot may use a handheld light, including
a gun-mounted light. Furbearer hunters still may not use a flashlight
or spotlight that projects a laser light beam, though.
 

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Has anyone else ever looked at those times and kind of chuckled....shouldnt it read between 11 pm and sunrise.....just makes it look like you can only spot after 11pm til the sun comes up.....
 

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The law reads 2311a(3) to search for or locate for any purpose any game or wildlife anywhere within this Commonwealth, other than specified in paragraph (4), daily between the hours of 11 p.m. and sunrise on the following day.
 

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Disregard my previous post...I misread it in the digest it actually reads it is LAWFUL between the hours of sunrise and 11pm I thought it said unlawful


I knew how it read in the law...I was referring to the digest which was my mistake
 

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I was going to say something, but since I just did a mea culpa on the junior license thread I thought better of it.
 
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