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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 26, 2015 03:55 PM
From: Senator Richard L. Alloway, II
To: All Senate members
Subject: Reduce Reporting Time for Big Game
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation to reduce the reporting time for big game kills from 10 days to 24 hours to aid in the deer management process throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Currently, each licensed person who kills any big game shall, immediately after the killing and before removing the big game from the location of the killing, fully complete the proper game kill tag in compliance with the instructions printed on the tag and attach only the game kill tag to the big game. The attached kill tag shall remain on the big game until such time as the big game is processed for consumption or prepared for mounting.

In any year in which the Pennsylvania Game Commission establishes check stations, each person shall, within 24 hours after killing any big game, present the big game for examination and tagging. Currently the law states that within 10 days of the kill, the person shall report the killing of big game as required in the manner or methods prescribed by the Commission.

My legislation would propose that the reporting time for big game be changed from 10 days to 24 hours.

Introduced as SB374