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58 Pa. Code § 131.8. Replacement costs for wildlife killed.

§ 131.8. Replacement costs for wildlife killed.

 Under section 925(i) of the act (relating to jurisdiction and penalties), in addition to any fines and costs imposed for violations of the act and this title, any person who unlawfully kills or possesses wildlife may be assessed replacement costs according to the following minimum cost scale:

   (1)  General class.

     (i)   Each threatened or endangered bird or mammal, $5,000.

     (ii)   Each bald eagle, golden eagle or osprey, $2,500.

     (iii)   Each elk or black bear, $1,500.

     (iv)   Each white-tailed deer, $800.

     (v)   Each bobcat or otter, $500.

     (vi)   Each wild turkey or beaver, $300.

     (vii)   Any other wildlife, $200.

   (2)  Trophy class.

     (i)   Each elk with a Boone and Crockett green score of 200 points or more, $5,000.

     (ii)   Each white-tailed deer with a Boone and Crockett green score of 115 points or more, $5,000.

     (iii)   Each black bear with a field dressed weight of 350 pounds or more, $5,000.


   The provisions of this §  131.8 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  925(i) and 2102; amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  925 and 2102(a).


   The provisions of this §  131.8 adopted June 1, 2001, effective June 2, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2791; amended June 5, 2009, effective June 6, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2791; amended November 6, 2015, effective November 7, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 6501; amended March 10, 2017, effective March 11, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 1467. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (380999) to (381000).

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