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CHAPTER 139. SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS

Sec.


139.1.    Scope.
139.2.    Definitions.
139.3.    Authority to alter seasons and bag limits.
139.4.    Seasons and bag limits for the license year.
139.5.    Regulated hunting grounds.
139.6.    Field possession and transportation limits.
139.7.    [Reserved].
139.8.    [Reserved].
139.9.    [Reserved].
139.10.    [Reserved].
139.11.    [Reserved].
139.12.    [Reserved].
139.13.    [Reserved].
139.14.    [Reserved].
139.15.    [Reserved].
139.16.    [Reserved].
139.17.    Wildlife management units.

Cross References

   This chapter cited in 58 Pa. Code §  135.104 (relating to restrictions on controlled goose hunting areas).

§ 139.1. Scope.

 This chapter relates to the hunting and trapping of game and wildlife for the license year.

Source

   The provisions of this §  139.1 amended September 1, 1978, effective September 2, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 2455; amended November 23, 1984, effective November 24, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 4285; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended June 3, 1988, effective June 4, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 2530. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (118681).

§ 139.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Daily limit—The maximum number permitted to be taken by one person in 1 day during the open season.

   Field possession limit—The maximum number of legally taken wildlife of a species which a person may legally possess or transport between the place of taking and the person’s permanent place of residence.

   Season limits—The maximum number of wildlife which may be taken during a designated open season or license year.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  139.2 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(1) and 2102(a) and (b)(1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  139.2 adopted June 3, 1971, effective July 17, 1971, 1 Pa.B. 1542; amended October 9, 1972, effective October 28, 2 Pa.B. 2080; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended May 12, 2000, effective May 13, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2366; amended June 1, 2001, effective June 2, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2791; corrected August 17, 2001, effective May 13, 2000, 31 Pa.B. 4536; amended August 17, 2001, effective August 18, 2001, Pa.B. 4536; amended August 9, 2002, effective August 10, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 3945; amended June 20, 2003, effecitve June 21, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2878; amended July 15, 2005, effective July 16, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 3927; amended June 16, 2006, effective June 17, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2971; amended August 22, 2008, effective August 23, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 4615. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (320707) to (320708).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  147.555 (relating to antlerless deer only).

§ 139.3. Authority to alter seasons and bag limits.

 (a)  Alteration of hunting seasons. If it is determined following review of wildlife surveys and inventory data, that certain wildlife species are available in sufficient number throughout this Commonwealth or in specific areas, or it is determined that inclement weather conditions or other factors resulted in an underharvest of certain species of wildlife, the Director has authority by order to:

   (1)  Extend hunting or trapping seasons set forth in this chapter.

   (2)  Designate specific areas where hunting and trapping seasons may be extended.

   (3)  Increase the bag limits for those species of wildlife listed in this chapter.

 (b)  Emergency authority of Director. The Director has emergency authority to remove protection on wildlife Statewide, or in a designated area and prohibit its possession alive and order the method of disposal, if he determines the spread of a disease poses a threat to human safety, farm animals, pets and wildlife within or adjacent to this Commonwealth.

 (c)  Removal of protection on wildlife.

   (1)  If the Director removes the protection on wildlife in designated areas, except for animals or their parts submitted for laboratory analysis, it is unlawful to:

     (i)   Remove the wildlife or their carcasses from the areas.

     (ii)   Possess the wildlife alive.

   (2)  Nothing in this subsection prevents removal of dried or cured skins of wildlife from the areas where the protection has been removed, if removal poses no threat to other areas of this Commonwealth.

 (d)  Restrictions. If it is determined due to drought, storm, cold, heat or other uncontrollable circumstances that a specific wildlife population is not at a sufficient level to permit the seasons or bag limits established, the Director may shorten seasons or further restrict bag limits until the conditions improve.

Source

   The provisions of this §  139.3 adopted July 1, 1948; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended August 24, 1990, effective September 24, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4488; amended July 15, 2005, effective July 16, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 3927; amended June 16, 2006, effective June 17, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2971. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312309) to (312310).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  135.106 (relating to Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area).

§ 139.4. Seasons and bag limits for the license year.



2020-2021 OPEN HUNTING AND FURTAKING SEASONS, DAILY LIMIT, FIELD POSSESSION LIMIT AND SEASON LIMIT OPEN SEASON INCLUDES FIRST AND LAST DATES LISTED



Species First Day Last Day Daily
Limit
Field
Possession
Limit After
Second Day
Squirrel—(Combined species)1 Sept. 12Sept. 26 6 18
Eligible Junior Hunters only, with or without the required junior license
Squirrel—(Combined species)1 Sept. 12 Nov. 27 6 18
and
Dec. 14 Dec. 24
and
Dec. 26 Feb. 27, 2021
Ruffed Grouse1 Oct. 17 Nov. 27 2 6
and
Dec. 14 Dec. 24
Rabbit, Cottontail—1 Oct. 3 Oct. 17 4 12
Eligible Junior Hunters
only, with or without the required junior license
Rabbit, Cottontail1 Oct. 17 Nov. 27 4 12
and
Dec. 14 Dec. 24
and
Dec. 26 Feb. 27, 2021
Ring-necked Pheasant—There is no open season for the taking of pheasants in the Franklin County Wild Pheasant Recovery Area.
Ring-necked Pheasant—
Male or Female1 Eligible Junior Hunters only, with or without the required junior license
Oct. 10 Oct. 17 26
Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area—Male only1As authorized by the Executive Order
Ring-necked Pheasant—
Male or Female1
Oct. 24 Nov. 27 2 6
and
Dec. 14 Dec. 24
and
Dec. 26 Feb. 27, 2021
Bobwhite Quail1 Oct. 17 Nov. 27 8 24
and
Dec. 14 Dec. 24
and
Dec. 26 Feb. 27, 2021
Hare (Snowshoe Rabbits) or Varying Hare1 Dec. 26 Jan. 1, 2021 1 3
Woodchuck (Groundhog)1No closed season except during the regular firearms Unlimited
deer season(s).

TURKEY



SpeciesFirst DayLast DayDaily
Limit
Season
Limit
Turkey, Fall—Male or Female1 1 1
WMU 2B Oct. 31 Nov. 20
(Shotgun, Bow & Arrow only) and
Nov. 25 Nov. 27
WMU 1B Oct. 31 Nov. 7
WMUs 1A, 2A, 4A, 4B,
4D and 4E
Oct. 31 Nov. 14
WMUs 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G,
2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D
Oct. 31 Nov. 14
and 4C and
Nov. 25 Nov. 27
WMU 2C Oct. 31 Nov. 20
and
Nov. 25 Nov. 27
WMU 5A Nov. 5 Nov. 7
WMU 5B Nov. 3 Nov. 5
WMUs 5C and 5D Closed to fall turkey hunting
Turkey, Spring Apr. 24, 2021Apr. 24, 2021 1 1
Bearded Bird only, Eligible Junior Hunters only, with the required junior license
Turkey, Spring1,2 1 2
Bearded Bird onlyMay 1, 2021 May 15, 2021 May be hunted
1/2 hour before sunrise to 12 noon
and
May 17, 2021 May 31, 2021 May be hunted
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset

MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS

 Except as further restricted by this chapter, the seasons, bag limits, hunting hours and hunting regulations for migratory game birds shall conform to regulations adopted by the United States Secretary of the Interior under authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C.A. § §  703—712) as published in the Federal Register on or about February 28 of each year.

 Exceptions:

 (a)  Hunting hours in §  141.4 (relating to hunting hours).

 (b)  Nontoxic shot as approved by the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service is required for use statewide in hunting and taking of migratory waterfowl.

 (c)  Hunting on Sunday not authorized.1

Species First Day Last Day Daily
Limit
Field
Possession
Limit After
Second Day
Crow3 July 3 Apr. 11, 2021 Unlimited
(Hunting permitted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)
Starling and English Sparrow3 No closed season except during the regular firearms deer seasons. Unlimited

FALCONRY



SpeciesFirst DayLast DayDaily
Limit
Field
Possession
Limit After
Second Day
Squirrel—(Combined species)1 Sept. 1 Mar. 31, 2021 6 18
Quail1 Sept. 1 Mar. 31, 2021 8 24
Ruffed Grouse1 Sept. 1 Mar. 31, 2021 2 6
Cottontail Rabbits1 Sept. 1 Mar. 31, 2021 4 12
Snowshoe or Varying Hare1 Sept. 1 Mar. 31, 2021 1 3
Ring-necked Pheasant—Male1 and Female— Sept. 1 Mar. 31, 2021 2 6
(Combined)
Migratory Game Bird 1—Seasons and bag limits shall be in accordance with Federal regulations.

WHITE-TAILED DEER



SpeciesFirst DayLast DaySeason
Limit
Deer, Archery (Antlered
& Antlerless)4,5
Sept. 19 Nov. 14 One antlered deer, and an antlerless
With the required archery license and
deer with each required and
WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D Sun.3, Nov. 15 Sun.3,
Nov. 15
antlerless license.
and
Nov. 16Nov. 27
and
Dec. 26 Jan. 23, 2021
Deer, Archery (Antlered & Antlerless)4,5 Oct. 3 Nov. 14 One antlered deer, and an antlerless
With the required archery license and
deer with each required antlerless
WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A and 5B Sun.3, Nov. 15 Sun.3,
Nov. 15
license.
and
Nov. 16Nov. 20
and
Dec. 26 Jan. 18, 2021
Deer, Muzzleloading (Antlerless only)1 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 An antlerless deer with each required
With the required muzzleloading license antlerless license.
(Statewide)
Deer, Special firearms (Antlerless only) Oct. 22 Oct. 24 An antlerless deer with each required
Only Junior and Senior License Holders,6 antlerless license.
Commission Disabled Person Permit Holders
(to use a vehicle as a blind), and Residents serving on active duty in the United States Armed Forces or United States Coast Guard
(Statewide)
Deer, Regular firearms Nov. 28 Nov. 28 One antlered deer,
(Antlered & Antlerless)4,5 and
and an antlerless
Sun.3,
Nov. 29
Sun.3,
Nov. 29
deer with each required antlerless license.
WMUs 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 4A, 4B, 4D, 5A, 5C and 5Dand
Nov. 30 Dec. 12
Deer, Regular firearms Nov. 28 Nov. 28 One antlered deer.
(Antlered only)4,5 and
Sun.3,
Nov. 29
Sun.3,
Nov. 29
WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C,
4E and 5B
and
Nov. 30 Dec. 4
Deer, Regular firearms Dec. 5 Dec. 12 One antlered deer
(Antlered & Antlerless)1,4 and an antlerless
deer with each
WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C,
4E and 5B
required antlerless license.
Deer, Flintlock (Antlered or Antlerless)1,4 Dec. 26 Jan. 18, 2021 One antlered or one antlerless
With the required muzzleloading license deer, plus an additional antlerless deer
WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A,with each required antlerless license.
3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A and 5B
Deer, Flintlock (Antlered or Antlerless)1,4 Dec. 26Jan. 23, 2021 One antlered or one antlerless
With the required muzzleloading license deer, plus an additional
WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.
Deer, Extended Regular firearms (Antlerless)1 Dec. 26 Jan. 23, 2021 An antlerless deer with each required
Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery antlerless license.
and Philadelphia Counties
Deer, Antlerless1 Hunting is permitted on days An antlerless deer
(Letterkenny Army Depot,established by the United with each required
Franklin County and New Cumberland Army Depot, York County and Fort Detrick, Raven Rock Site, Adams County)States Department of the Army.antlerless license.

BLACK BEAR



Species First Day Last Day Season Limit
Bear, Archery1,7 Sept. 19 Nov. 27 1
WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D
Bear, Archery1,7 Oct. 3 Nov. 14 1
WMU 5B
Bear, Archery1,7 Oct. 17 Nov. 7 1
WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 5A
Bear, Muzzleloader1,7 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 1
(Statewide)
Bear, Special firearms7 Oct. 22 Oct. 24 1
Only Junior and Senior License Holders6, Commission Disabled Person Permit Holders (to use a vehicle as a blind), and Residents serving on active duty in the United States Armed Forces or United States Coast Guard
(Statewide)
Bear, Regular Firearms5,7 Nov. 21 Nov. 21 1
(Statewide) and
Sun.3,
Nov. 22
Sun.3,
Nov. 22
and
Nov. 23 Nov. 24
Bear, Extended firearms1.7 Nov. 30 Dec. 12 1
WMUs 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D
Bear, Extended firearms1,7 Nov. 30 Dec. 5 1
WMUs 1B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E
and 5A

ELK



Species First Day Last Day Season
Limit
Elk, Special Conservation Tag1,8 and Special-LicenseSept. 1 Nov. 7 1
Tag1,8 (Antlered and Antlerless)
Elk, Archery1,8 Sept. 12 Sept. 26 1
Elk, Regular8 Nov. 2 Nov. 7 1
(Antlered and Antlerless)
Elk, Late1,8
(Antlerless only)
Jan. 2, 2021 Jan. 9, 2021 1

FURTAKING—TRAPPING



Species First Day Last Day Daily
Limit
Season
Limit
Mink and Muskrat Nov. 21 Jan. 10, 2021 Unlimited
Beaver Dec. 19 Mar. 31, 2021
WMUs 1A and 1B (Combined) 20 60
WMUs 2A, 2B and 3C (Combined) 20 40
WMUs 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 3A, 3B, 3D, 5C and 5D (Combined) 20 20
WMUs 2G, 2H, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A and 5B (Combined) 5 5
Coyote, Fox, Opossum, Raccoon, Striped Skunk
and Weasel
Oct. 25 Feb. 21, 2021 Unlimited
Coyote and Fox
Use of cable restraint devices authorized with required certification
Dec. 26 Feb. 21, 2021 Unlimited
Bobcat, with required bobcat permit
WMUs 2A, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, Dec. 19 Jan. 10, 2021 1 1
4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E
Fisher, with required fisher permit Dec. 19 Jan. 3, 2021 1 1
WMUs 1B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A,3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E
River Otter, with required otter permit Feb. 13, 2021Feb. 20, 2021 1 1
WMUs 1A, 1B, 2F, 3C and 3D

FURTAKING—HUNTING



SpeciesFirst DayLast DayDaily
Limit
Season Limit
Coyote—(Outside of any big game season)3 May be taken with a hunting license or a furtaker’s license. Unlimited
Coyote—(During any big game season) May be taken while lawfully hunting big game or with a furtaker’s license. Unlimited
Opossum, Striped Skunk, Weasel1 No closed season.
Fox3 Oct. 24 Feb. 20, 2021 Unlimited
Raccoon1 Oct. 24 Feb. 20, 2021 Unlimited
Bobcat, with required bobcat permit1
WMUs 2A, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, Jan. 9, 2021 Feb. 3, 2021 1 1
4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E
Porcupine1 Oct. 10 Jan. 30, 2021 3 10

 No open seasons on other wild birds or wild mammals.

 1 No hunting on Sunday authorized. See 34 Pa.C.S. §  2303 (relating to hunting on Sunday prohibited).

 2 Only persons who possess a special wild turkey license as provided for in section 2709 of the act (relating to license costs and fees) may take a second spring gobbler during the hunting license year; all other persons, including mentored youth hunters, may take only one spring gobbler. A maximum of 2 spring gobblers per license year may be taken by any combination of licenses or exceptions for mentored youth.

 3 Hunting on Sunday is authorized. See 34 Pa.C.S. §  2303.

 4 Only one antlered deer (buck) may be taken during the hunting license year.

 5 Hunting on Sunday authorized on separately delineated Sunday date only. See 34 Pa.C.S. §  2303.

 6 Includes residents and nonresident license holders who have reached or will reach their 65th birthday in the year of the application for the license and hold a valid adult license or qualify for license and fee exemptions under section 2706 of the act (relating to resident license and fee exemptions).

 7 Only one bear may be taken during the hunting license year with the required bear license.

 8 Only one elk may be taken during the hunting license year with the required elk license.

Appendix A. [Reserved]



Authority

   The provisions of this §  139.4 issued and amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S.

Source

   The provisions of this §  139.4 adopted June 3, 1971, effective July 3, 1971, 1 Pa.B. 1473; amended July 8, 1977, effective July 9, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 1915; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1396; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended October 30, 1987, effective October 31, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 4320; amended June 3, 1988, effective June 4, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 2530; amended April 28, 1989, effective April 29, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 1842; amended May 25, 1990, effective July 1, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 2752; amended May 29, 1992, effective July 1, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 2839; amended November 27, 1992, effective November 28, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 5685; amended May 28, 1993, effective July 1, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 2565; amended June 3, 1994, effective June 4, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 2797; amended May 26, 1995, effective from July 1, 1995, to June 30, 1996, 25 Pa.B. 2072; amended October 27, 1995, effective from December 1995, to June 30, 1996, 25 Pa.B. 4614; amended September 6, 1996, effective July 1, 1996, to June 30, 1997, 26 Pa.B. 4339; amended May 16, 1997, effective May 17, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2417; amended May 29, 1998, effective May 30, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 2504; amended October 30, 1998, effective October 31, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 5486; amended May 7, 1999, effective May 8, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2454; amended May 12, 2000, effective May 13, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2366; amended June 1, 2001, effective July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2002, 31 Pa.B. 2793; amended July 12, 2002, effective July 13, 2002, and apply retroactively to July 1, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 3392; amended June 20, 2003, effective June 21, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2872; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, and apply retroactively to July 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3705; amended July 15, 2005, effective from July 1, 2005, to June 30, 2006, 35 Pa.B. 3928; amended June 30, 2006, effective July 1, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3244; amended June 29, 2007, effective June 30, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 2949; amended June 27, 2008, effective June 28, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3491; amended June 5, 2009, effective July 1, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2792; amended June 11, 2010, effective June 12, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 3096; amended September 24, 2010, effective September 25, 2010, and remain in effect until June 30, 2011, 40 Pa.B. 5454; amended May 27, 2011, effective from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, 41 Pa.B. 2688; amended June 22, 2012, effective from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, 42 Pa.B. 3581; amended May 31, 2013, effective July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, 43 Pa.B. 2999; amended May 23, 2014, effective July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015, 44 Pa.B. 3091; amended May 29, 2015, effective July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, 45 Pa.B. 2596; amended May 27, 2016, effective July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, 46 Pa.B. 2665; amended May 5, 2017, effective July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, 47 Pa.B. 2603; amended May 25, 2018, effective July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 3082; amended May 17, 2019, effective July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, 49 Pa.B. 2500; amended May 1, 2020, effective July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, 50 Pa.B. 2258. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (396521) to (396532).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  135.41 (relating to State game lands); 58 Pa. Code §  135.106 (relating to Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area); 58 Pa. Code §  139.6 (relating to field possession and transportation limits); 58 Pa. Code §  143.243 (relating to general); 58 Pa. Code §  147.315 (relating to purpose); 58 Pa. Code §  147.664 (relating to permit); 58 Pa. Code §  147.701 (relating to general); and 58 Pa. Code §  147.804 (relating to general).

§ 139.5. Regulated hunting grounds.

 (a)  The period to hunt on regulated hunting areas will be the first Monday in September through the last Saturday in April for both private and commercial areas. Sunday hunting is prohibited on commercial areas.

 (b)  Shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.

 (c)  Seasons for taking unmarked mallard ducks and other waterfowl on regulated hunting grounds will conform with established waterfowl seasons.

 (d)  This section may be amended to comply with further restrictions or modifications as established by the Director, the Commission or Federal authority fixing hunting hours and seasons.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  139.5 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  139.5 adopted June 3, 1971, effective July 3, 1971, 1 Pa.B. 1473; amended April 23, 1976, effective April 24, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 959; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2492; amended June 17, 1983, effective June 18, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1941; amended July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2462; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended June 3, 1988, effective June 4, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 2530; amended May 25, 1990, effective July 1, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 2752; amended February 17, 1995, effective February 18, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 613. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (191437).

§ 139.6. Field possession and transportation limits.

 (a)  Opening day of season. It is unlawful for a person to possess or transport game or wildlife in excess of the daily limit as set forth in §  139.4 (relating to seasons and bag limits for the license year).

 (b)  Second day of season. On the second day of the season, it is unlawful for a person to possess or transport game or wildlife, at or between the place where taken and his place of permanent residence, in excess of twice the daily limit, or the season limit, whichever applies, as set forth in §  139.4.

 (c) Following the second day of season. After second day of the season, it is unlawful for a person to possess or transport game or wildlife, at or between the place where taken and his place of permanent residence, in excess of triple the daily limit, or the season limit, whichever applies, as set forth in §  139.4.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  139.6 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  139.6 adopted July 9, 1976, effective September 1, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 1633; amended November 23, 1984, effective November 24, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 4285; amended July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2527; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended June 3, 1988, effective June 4, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 2530; amended April 28, 1989, effective April 29, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 1842; amended May 5, 2017, effective May 6, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 2609. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (381015).

§ 139.7. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  139.7 adopted June 10, 1966; amended September 1, 1978, effective September 2, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 2456; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2413; amended February 21, 1986, effective February 22, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 526. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (110914) to (110916).

§ 139.8. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  139.8 adopted June 3, 1971, effective July 3, 1971, 1 Pa.B. 1473; amended July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2264; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2492; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1395; amended June 17, 1983, effective June 18, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1941; amended December 16, 1983, effective December 17, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 3879; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2414; amended July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2527; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (110916) to (110917).

§ 139.9. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  139.9 adopted July 6, 1979, effective September 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2265; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2493; amended June 17, 1983, effective June 18, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1941; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (110918).

§ 139.10. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  139.10 adopted November 15, 1974, effective November 16, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 2380; amended September 1, 1978, effective September 2, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 2456; reserved July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2413. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (110918).

§ 139.11. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  139.11 amended March 6, 1981, effective March 7, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 810; amended September 18, 1981, effective September 19, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 3218; amended December 4, 1981, effective December 5, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 4193; amended February 12, 1982, effective February 13, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 645; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1395; amended June 18, 1982, effective June 19, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1870; corrected November 5, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 3905; amended November 18, 1983, effective November 19, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 3669; amended July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2527; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (110918) to (110919).

§ 139.12. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  139.12 adopted March 4, 1977, effective March 5, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 609; amended September 12, 1980, effective September 13, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3668; amended February 21, 1986, effective February 22, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 525; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (110918) to (110920) and (104959) to (104966).

§ 139.13. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  139.13 adopted June 1, 1972, effective June 2, 1972, 2 Pa.B. 1074; amended April 23, 1976, effective April 24, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 960; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (104966).

§ 139.14. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  139.14 adopted July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2463; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (104967).

§ 139.15. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  139.15 adopted June 17, 1983, effective June 18, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1941; amended July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2462; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (104967).

§ 139.16. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  139.16 adopted May 14, 1999, effective May 15, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2576; corrected June 11, 1999, effective May 15, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2999; reserved August 24, 2001, effective August 25, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4650. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (280077).

§ 139.17. Wildlife management units.

 (a)  The divisional line between two or more wildlife management units shall be the center of the highway, natural water course or other natural boundary.

 (b)  The outline map of Pennsylvania sets forth wildlife management units.

   

Wildlife Management Units

 New WMU 2C—From the West Virginia/PA state line, US Route 119 north to Toll Road Route 66 near New Stanton. Toll Road Route 66 north to US Route 22 near Delmont. US Route 22 east to I-99 near Hollidaysburg. I-99 south to US Route 220 near Bedford. US Route 220 south to the Maryland/PA state line.

 New WMU 2E—From near DuBois, I-80 east to PA Route 53 near Kylertown. PA Route 53 south to US Route 22 near Cresson. US Route 22 west to US Route 119 near Blairsville. US Route 119 north to US Route 219 near DuBois. US Route 219 north to I-80 near DuBois.

   

Authority

   The provisions of this §  139.17 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(1) and (4) and 2102(a); amended under the Game Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(4) and (6) and 2102(a).

Source

   The provisions of this §  139.17 adopted June 20, 2003, effective June 21, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2878; corrected December 5, 2008, effective June 28, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 6615; amended May 31, 2013, effective June 1, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 3006; amended May 29, 2015, effective May 30, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 2603; amended May 27, 2016, effective May 28, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 2671; amended May 12, 2017, effective May 13, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 2717. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (381017) to (381018).



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