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Pennsylvania: Game Commission Unanimously Approves Proposed Rulemaking for New Semi-Auto Rifle Hunting Law

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pennsylvania: Game Commission Unanimously Approves Proposed Rulemaking for New Semi-Auto Rifle Hunting Law

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Game Commission unanimously passed the proposed rulemaking for the semi-auto rifle hunting law at the quarterly meeting.  Final approval for the regulations will take place at theMarch 27-28 meeting.  Signed by Governor Tom Wolf on November 21, 2016, Act 168 of 2016 eliminates the prohibition on the use of semi-automatic rifles for hunting and allows for the Pennsylvania Game Commission to regulate these sporting rifles for all game species in accordance with season and bag limits.

The Commissioners also expanded the use of semi-automatic rifle hunting to now include fall turkey season in addition to small game and varmints, bear, elk and deer. 

As most other states have discovered, allowing hunters to use semi-automatic rifles is nothing more than expanding firearm selection for the hunter afield.  Semi-automatic rifles simply give hunters a much greater ability to fire a timely and accurate follow-up shot, which can be the huge difference between wounding or quickly taking a game animal.  Ending the prohibition on semi-automatic rifle hunting will provide Pennsylvania hunters the same opportunities and options enjoyed by hunters in 48 states.

Please stay tuned to www.nrail.org and your email inbox for further updates on Game Commission’s rulemaking regarding semi-auto rifle hunting.  Also, for more information regarding the meetings, please refer to the Game Commission website.

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