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Pennsylvania Game Commission Finalizes Rules and Derails Efforts to Use Semi-Auto Rifles for Big Game Hunting

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pennsylvania Game Commission Finalizes Rules and Derails Efforts to Use Semi-Auto Rifles for Big Game Hunting

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Game Commission chose not to respect the rich hunting heritage of Pennsylvania gun owners by rejecting the rule which would have allowed hunters to use semi-automatic rifles in some of the most popular seasons throughout the state.  By excluding the use of semi-automatic rifles for big game seasons, they have essentially eradicated the efforts and progress made last session with the passage and enactment of House Bill 236. 

The Game Commission is set to meet again in June for further rulemaking.  It is imperative that you contact the commissioners and urge them to reconsider and pass semi-automatic rifle hunting for big game seasons at the next rulemaking meeting in June!


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.  Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact the Commissioners and urge them to reconsider and pass semi-automatic rifle hunting for big game seasons!

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