The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently approved regulations to implement Senate Bill 623 from the 2013 legislative session. Final approval and adoption of this proposal is expected at the Pennsylvania Game Commission meeting in April. Sponsored by state Senator Jake Corman (R-34), SB 623 seeks to increase adult participation in hunting by authorizing the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand its successful Mentored Youth Hunting Program to all ages, allowing a licensed hunter to take an unlicensed adult hunter afield. This important pro-hunting reform will help with hunter recruitment and preserve Pennsylvania’s rich hunting heritage for generations to come.
To view the state Game Commission's report, click here and go to page 34 of the 1/17/2014 report.