Subchapter W. SNOW GOOSE CONSERVATION HUNT PERMIT
147.781. Purpose and scope.
The provisions of this Subchapter W adopted under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § § 2102 and 2901.
§ 147.781. Purpose and scope.
The purpose of this subchapter is to provide for snow goose conservation hunt permits to be issued to licensed migratory bird hunters. This permit will authorize migratory bird hunters to harvest snow geese during a time specified by the Director when all waterfowl seasons are closed and require hunter activity and harvest reporting carried out under the permit.
§ 147.782. Application.
(a) A permit will only be issued to persons who possess a valid hunting license, a valid migratory game bird license and, if the applicant is 16 years of age or older, a valid Federal duck stamp.
(b) Applications for snow goose conservation hunt permits issued under this subchapter shall be made on the form and in a manner provided by the Commission.
§ 147.783. Permit.
(a) A snow goose conservation hunt permit issued under this subchapter authorizes the permittee to harvest snow geese within this Commonwealth during a period of time when all waterfowl seasons are closed.
(b) The permittee is required to maintain records specifying hunting activity and harvest by day, time of day, and any other detail required by the Commission. An annual report of this hunting record shall be submitted in a manner specified by the Commission within 30 days of the last hunting day of the conservation hunt period.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, all State and Federal requirements and limitations relating to the hunting and taking of snow geese during regular open seasons apply to any activities conducted pursuant to the authorizations of a snow goose conservation hunt permit. The following specific exceptions apply:
(1) Hunting hours. All hunting and taking activities conducted pursuant to the authorizations of a snow goose conservation hunt permit shall be conducted in accordance with the adjusted hunting hours authorized for the snow goose conservation season provided in § 141.4 (relating to hunting hours).
(2) Electronic devices. Notwithstanding the general prohibition against the use of electronic devices found in section 2308 of the act (relating to unlawful devices and methods) and § 141.6 (relating to illegal devices), the limited use of electronic calls and electronic decoys shall be authorized for all hunting and taking activities conducted pursuant to the authorizations of a snow goose conservation hunt permit.
The provisions of this § 147.783 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § 2901(b).
The provisions of this § 147.783 amended March 6, 2009, effective March 7, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1205; amended March 25, 2011, amended March 26, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 1624. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (343761).
§ 147.784. Violations.
The Director may deny permit applications received from persons who failed to complete and submit harvest reports and survey information from the prior season.
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