RULES AND REGULATIONS
[58 PA. CODE CH. 141]
Corrective Amendment to 58 Pa. Code §§ 141.22 and 141.25
[27 Pa.B. 6092]
The Game Commission has discovered a discrepancy between the agency text of 58 Pa. Code §§ 141.22 and 141.25 (relating to small game; and early and late goose hunting seasons), as deposited with the Legislative Reference Bureau and as published at 27 Pa.B. 3788 (August 2, 1997), and the official text as published in the Pennsylvania Code Reporter (Master Transmittal Sheet No. 275) and as currently appearing in the Pennsylvania Code. Proposed amendments to § 141.25 were inadvertently incorporated into § 141.22 upon codification.
Therefore, under 45 Pa.C.S. § 901: The Game Commission has deposited with the Legislative Reference Bureau a corrective amendment to 58 Pa. Code §§ 141.22 and 141.25. The corrective amendment to 58 Pa. Code §§ 141.22 and 141.25 is effective as of October 4, 1997, the date the defective official text was announced in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
The correct version of 58 Pa. Code §§ 141.22 and 141.25 appears in Annex A.
DONALD C. MADL,
TITLE 58. RECREATION
PART III. GAME COMMISSION
CHAPTER 141. HUNTING AND TRAPPING
Subchapter B. SMALL GAME
§ 141.22. Small game.
(a) Unlawful activities. It is unlawful to:
(1) Take small game, furbearers, protected mammals or protected birds using shot larger than #4 lead, #4 Bismuth/tin or #2 steel.
(2) Possess a firearm while hunting with a raptor.
(3) Use or possess single projectile ammunition or use or possess single projectile designed for use in a firearm while hunting small game during the muzzleloading firearms deer or bear season, except for a .22 caliber rimfire rifle. This exception does not apply to the Southeast Special Regulations Area. See § 141.1(b)(2) (relating to special regulations areas).
(4) Hunt in a party of more than six persons.
(5) Hunt for groundhogs without a cap or hat made of a daylight fluorescent orange material as a part of the requirements in section 2524 of the act (relating to protective material required).
(6) Hunt for or assist to hunt for other small game, except waterfowl, mourning doves and crows without wearing a minimum of 250 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange-colored material. The material shall be worn on the head, chest and back combined so it is visible in a 360° arc.
(b) Definition. For the purpose of enforcing section 2308(a)(4) of the act (relating to unlawful devices and methods), the term ''plugged'' means a magazine shotgun which is plugged with a one-piece filler, incapable of removal without disassembling the shotgun or magazine.
§ 141.25. Early and late goose hunting seasons.
(a) Early season and description.
(1) Subject to approval of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, there will be an early Canada goose hunting season starting on September 1 (except when Sunday, then September 2), and ending on September 25 (except when Sunday, then September 24) Statewide. Geese may be taken on the Pymatuning State Park Reservoir and an area to extend 100 yards inland from the shoreline of the reservoir excluding the area east of L. R. 20006.
(2) Geese may not be taken in that portion of Crawford County which is in the area south of Route 6 from the Ohio line to its intersection with Route 322 in the town of Conneaut Lake and north of Route 322 west to the Ohio line, or in Lancaster/Lebanon Counties in the area east of S. R. 501 from Shaefferstown to the Pa. Turnpike, north of the Pa. Turnpike to S. R. 272, west of S. R. 272 to S. R. 897, and south of S. R. 897 to Shaefferstown, referred to as closed areas.
(3) Bag limits are as follows:
(i) There is a daily bag limit of five and a possession limit of ten in the area east of I-83 from the Maryland State line to the intersection of U. S. Route 30 to the intersection of S. R. 441, east of S. R. 441 to the intersection of I-283, east of I-283 to I-83, east of I-83 to the intersection of I-81, east of I-81 to the intersection of I-80, and south of I-80 to the New Jersey State line.
(ii) There is a daily bag limit of three and a possession limit of six in the remainder of the State with the exception of the closed areas in Crawford and Lancaster/Lebanon Counties.
(b) Late season and description.
(1) Areas. Subject to approval of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, there is a late Canada goose hunting season beginning on January 15 (except when Sunday, then January 16), and ending on February 15 (except when Sunday, then February 14) Statewide, with the exception of Erie, Mercer, Butler, Crawford and the area east of I-83 from the Maryland State line to the intersection of U. S. Route 30 to the intersection of S. R. 441, east of S. R. 441 to intersection of I-283, east of I-283 to I-83, east of I-83 to intersection of I-81, east of I-81 to intersection of I-80, and south of I-80 to the New Jersey State line.
(2) Bag limit. There is daily bag limit of five and a possession limit of ten geese.
(3) Map. See map of Late Canada Goose Areas in Appendix E.
(c) Shooting hours. Shooting hours for goose hunting during the early and late goose hunting seasons is 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.
(d) Unlawful acts. It is unlawful to hunt Canada geese during the early or late goose hunting seasons inside the boundaries of the closed area.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1854. Filed for public inspection November 21, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]
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