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58 Pa. Code § 137.2. Release of animals.

§ 137.2. Release of animals.

 (a)  Except as otherwise provided, it is unlawful to release captive held or captive raised game or wildlife on any lands, public or private, without first securing a permit from the Commission. Lawfully acquired mallard ducks, ringneck pheasant, bobwhite quail, chukar partridge and Hungarian partridge may be released for dog training or hunting purposes.

 (b)  It is unlawful to release any animal that is a member of the suidae family into the wild.

 (c)  A person violating this section is subject to the penalties provided in the act.


   The provisions of this §  137.2 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(8) and (9), 2101(a) and (c) and 2102(c).


   The provisions of this §  137.2 adopted January 9, 1947; amended December 18, 1958; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended March 10, 1989, effective March 11, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 1020; amended September 17, 2004, effective September 18, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 5155; amended June 29, 2007, effective June 30, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 2948; amended November 16, 2018, effective November 17, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 7212. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (349001).

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