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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 9, 2018 03:16 PM
From: Senator Jake Corman
To: All Senate members
Subject: Electronic Game Calls for Deer
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation to allow for the use of electronic deer calls in the Commonwealth. In today’s world where the use of advanced technology is commonplace, now is the time to provide our sportsmen and women with the opportunity to use electronic deer calls to enhance their outdoor experience.

Electronic deer calls do not substantially alter the already common practice of attracting deer through calls, but rather add to the sport by assisting with recruitment and retention of our younger generation of hunters. Pennsylvania currently allows electronic calls for predator hunting, and last fall the Game Commission approved the use of electronic decoys for waterfowl, as well as ozone machines to help with the elimination of scent.

Currently, almost fifty percent of the states allow for the use of electronic deer calls, including Ohio, New York and Delaware.

I believe that electronic deer calls will present an opportunity to get more people out into the field to experience hunting first hand and possibly gain a lifelong interest.

I hope that you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation. If you have any questions about this legislation, please feel free to contact my office at 717-787-1377.

Introduced as SB1153