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I have been hearing reports of people shooting multiple gobblers in the same day. They claim it wasn't printed in the digest and WCOs are giving them a pass. I was always told the digest wasn't the book of laws, and it was up to the hunter to know the laws.
 

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I believe it says in the digest that the SEASON bag limit is two (with special tag) and the DAILY bag limit is one.
 

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It's been one bird per day ever since the second tag became available.
 

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I have no desire to kill two birds in a day.With that said,it's not in this years digest and I could see how someone could easily do it.
 

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It is not in this years digest but it has always been the law. The reality is there are many hunters that do not know the daily bag is one. Even after all of these years.

With two tags, you can shoot two deer in the same day. Many assume it is the same for turkey.

I emailed the commissioners a few days ago asking them consider removing the one bird daily limit but requiring the first bird to be tagged before resuming hunting. The same as it is for deer.
 

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Hunting is alot like other sports , if you have to cheat to accomplish your goal or win it doesn't mean anything , if you have to cheat or break the law to kill your game you accomplished nothing.
 

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IMHO most hunting law violations in Pa are accidental .......the laws are vague and in some cases down right confusing
 

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What I don't understand is why have local wcos told some people that if it's not in the digest they can't enforce it. This is coming from people that have not even shot a turkey yet. Evidently this conversation came up in a local sporting goods store with aw Co and now it's run through many people and passed through word-of-mouth
 

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Guys, I have bought the second tag as long as its been available, and I somehow never caught that either! and I read the book, every year. just never realized it, or maybe I too assumed it was same as deer. I agree as stated above, it SHOULD be same as deer. As long as both birds are harvested legally, why should we not be allowed to shoot them both in the same day? Put yourself in the shoes of the guys who work 6 days a week, and every hut they get costs them a vacation day. Glad I never had the opportunity, or I would have been a "cheater" myself!
 

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protriple said:
How is it confusing when you go online and under the bag limits and Seasons it says one daily
A long standing regulation should be in the printed digest.
 

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Guys, I have bought the second tag as long as its been available, and I somehow never caught that either! and I read the book, every year. just never realized it, or maybe I too assumed it was same as deer. I agree as stated above, it SHOULD be same as deer. As long as both birds are harvested legally, why should we not be allowed to shoot them both in the same day?
Send your thoughts via email to the commissioners as I did. It takes people asking for change for change to happen.

I asked that they remove the daily limit of one bird and put in its place the requirement that the first bird it tagged before the hunt can resume. The same as our current deer regulations.
 
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