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CHAPTER 143. HUNTING AND FURTAKER LICENSES

Subchap. Sec.

A.    GENERAL … 143.1
B.    APPOINTMENT OF AGENTS … 143.21
C.    ANTLERLESS DEER LICENSES … 143.41
D.    BEAR LICENSES … 143.61
E.    [Reserved] … 143.81
F.    [Reserved] … 143.101
G.    MANDATED REVOCATION OF HUNTING AND FURTAKING LICENSE AND RIGHTS … 143.121
H.    SUSPENSION OR DENIAL OF LICENSES FOR FAILURE TO PAY A FINE OR ANSWER A CITATION … 143.141
I.    REVOCATION OF HUNTING AND FURTAKER LICENSES AND PRIVILEGES … 143.161
J.    MIGRATORY GAME BIRD LICENSE … 143.181
K.    ELK LICENSES … 143.201
L.    SPECIAL WILD TURKEY LICENSES … 143.221
M.    [Reserved] … 143.241

Subchapter A. GENERAL


Sec.


143.1.    Definitions.
143.2.    Display of licenses.
143.3.    [Reserved].
143.4.    [Reserved].
143.5.    [Reserved].
143.6.    [Reserved].
143.7.    [Reserved].
143.8.    [Reserved].
143.9.    Application period for senior licenses.
143.10.    Fee for return postage.
143.11.    Internet license sales.
143.12.    Hunter education training.
143.13.    Change of residency registration.

§ 143.1. Definitions.

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

   Agent—A person appointed under Chapter 27, Subchapter B of the act (relating to agents) who is authorized to issue the licenses provided for in the act and this part.

   Customer ID number—The unique customer identifier permanently assigned to each customer of the Commission’s PALS.

   License—A physical or digital document issued by the Commission authorizing the holder to hunt for, take, kill and possess certain types of game or wildlife during a specified period.

   PALS—Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System—The Commission’s computer-based automated licensing system that facilitates the purchase and creation of license products at the agent location.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.1 amended under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.1 amended May 2, 1980, effective September 1, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 1806; amended July 10, 1981, effective July 11, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2496; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1399; amended May 27, 1983, effective May 28, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1778; amended September 16, 1983, effective September 17, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2841; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2419; 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 March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; amended May 21, 2021, effective May 22, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2945. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (363055) to (363056).

§ 143.2. Display of licenses.

 It is unlawful to fail or neglect to follow instructions given for display of licenses, tags or stamps required by the act, this part or on the tag.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.2 amended under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.2 adopted September 18, 1981, effective September 19, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 3219; amended April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1399; amended May 27, 1983, effective May 28, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1780; amended July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2419; amended February 22, 1985, effective February 23, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 680; amended July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2468; amended July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2527; amended June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (110928) to (110930) and (113257).

§ 143.3. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.3 adopted March 5, 1982, effective March 6, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 874; amended February 21, 1986, effective February 22, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 527; amended November 7, 1986, effective November 8, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 4405; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (113257) to (113259).

§ 143.4. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.4 adopted July 1, 1983, effective July 2, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2066; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (113259).

§ 143.5. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.5 adopted July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2419; amended July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2468; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (113259) to (113260).

§ 143.5a. Digital hunting and furtaking licenses.

 This section applies only to persons that have elected to conduct hunting and furtaking license transactions by electronic means as determined from the context and surrounding circumstances of the acquisition and production of these digital license documents. Upon the Commission establishing a system to distribute and make available digital license documents, holders of these issued digital documents may produce them as required under the act or this part in digital or printed physical form in the same manner as physical printed licenses issued directly by the Commission or any of its agents, subject to the following:

   (1)  Digital documents. Digital license documents issued by the Commission and stored on a personal electronic device must be capable of immediate retrieval and clear display of the digital document to ensure the readability of all license information contained on the digital document, including any bar codes or QR codes. Failure to retrieve and produce this digital document or its physical alternative to any landowner upon whose land that person may be occupying or to any officer whose duty it is to enforce this title shall constitute a violation under section 2711(a)(12) of the act (relating to unlawful acts concerning licenses).

   (2)  Printed digital license documents. Digital license documents issued by the Commission and subsequently reduced to physical form must be printed on paper or another substantially equivalent medium of such quality, color and contrast to clearly display and ensure the readability of all license information contained on the digital document, including any bar codes or QR codes. Failure to produce this printed digital document or its original physical alternative to any landowner upon whose land that person may be occupying or to any officer whose duty it is to enforce this title shall constitute a violation under section 2711(a)(12) of the act.

   (3)  Harvest tags. The Commission will not issue any digital harvest tags with digital license documents. The Commission or any of its eligible issuing agents will issue harvest tags directly to the holder in physical form only. No further reproduction of these physical documents, digital or otherwise, is authorized to satisfy tagging or marking requirements under the act or this part, except as may be authorized by section 2710 of the act (relating to replacement of lost licenses). Section 2323(c) of the act (relating to tagging and reporting big game kills) regarding licenses issued without tags shall not be construed to apply to digitally issued license documents supplemented by the issuance of physical harvest tags.

   (4)  Electronic Transaction Act. The Electronic Transactions Act, (73 P.S. § §  2260.101—2260.5101), as amended, shall apply to any automated transaction conducted under this section. It is specifically intended that any license acquired and used in a digital format under the authorizations of this section is deemed to be electronically signed and certified by the holder of the document. Digital license documents issued by the Commission and subsequently reduced to physical form shall be signed and certified by the holder in the same manner as physical printed licenses issued directly by the Commission or any of its agents.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.5a issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.5a adopted May 21, 2021, effective May 22, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2945.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  143.11 (relating to Internet license sales).

§ 143.6. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.6 adopted February 11, 1984, effective February 12, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 450; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (104973).

§ 143.7. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.7 adopted July 13, 1984, effective July 14, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 2420; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (104973) to (104974).

§ 143.8. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.8 adopted July 5, 1985, effective July 6, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 2468; reserved June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (104974).

§ 143.9. Application period for senior licenses.

 For the purpose of issuing a senior license, the year of application shall be the period beginning July 1 and ending June 30 of the year next following to coincide with the license year.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.9 issued under The Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2707 and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.9 adopted August 18, 2000, effective August 19, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 4354.

§ 143.10. Fee for return postage.

 An additional fee, based on prevailing first-class postage rates and set through written authorization of the Executive Director, shall be remitted by an applicant who applies for a general hunting or furtaker license by mail order, fax or over the Internet. For this fee, licenses will be returned to applicants by standard first-class mail.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.10 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.10 adopted March 16, 2001, effective March 17, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1460; amended March 8, 2002, effective March 9, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 1305. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (282125).

§ 143.11. Internet license sales.

 For individuals who have previously acquired and possess a valid hunting license and opt to purchase an archery, muzzleloader, migratory game bird license online, the license holder shall either print the license, sign in the space provided and carry the printed license while afield or, in the alternative, carry a digital copy of the license while afield as authorized by §  143.5a (relating to digital hunting and furtaking licenses).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.11 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2708 and 2722(g)(2); and amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.11 adopted June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2926; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; amended May 21, 2021, effective May 22, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2945. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (376471).

§ 143.12. Hunter education training.

 (a)  Course registration fees. Upon application for enrollment in each fee-based hunter education course, a student shall remit the associated, nonrefundable course registration fee in the form of cash, credit card, check or money order. Checks or money orders must be made payable to the ‘‘Pennsylvania Game Commission.’’

 (b)  Online hunter-trapper education independent study. The Commission may develop and implement an online hunter-trapper education course of study as a convenience to license buyers seeking first-time or supplemental training and certification. The Director will establish the course of instruction and assess vendor fees that may be incurred through this course of instruction and certification.

 (c)  Training certificate. The Commission will issue an appropriate certificate of training to each student who successfully completes an approved hunter education course. The Commission will issue a replacement hunter education training certificate to a person who provides sufficient affirmation or evidence of successful completion of that course of instruction. A certificate replacement fee shall be remitted by any person requesting a replacement hunter education training certificate.

 (d)  Waiver. The Director may waive any course registration fee required by this section when the waiver is determined to be consistent with the Commission’s hunter education training program or the intent of the act.

 (e)  Establishment of fees. The Director will establish the value of a course registration fee or certificate replacement fee required under this section.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.12 issued under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.12 adopted January 14, 2005, effective January 15, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 354; corrected March 28, 2008, effective March 29, 2008, 39 Pa.B. 1990; amended May 31, 2013, effective June 1, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 3007; amended March 20, 2015, effective March 21, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 1365. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (371421) to (371422).

§ 143.13. Change of residency registration.

 (a)  General rule. A change in residency status from resident to nonresident or from nonresident to resident, as defined in sections 102, 2702 and 2703 of the act (relating to definitions; residents; and nonresidents), automatically invalidates a person’s hunting or furtaking license 30 days after the change in status unless the licensee completes and submits a change in residency registration to the Commission on the form provided.

 (b)  Possession and production. A change in residency registration shall be maintained with and as a part of the person’s license materials until the close of the current license year and shall be produced as a part of the person’s license materials upon request or demand of a landowner or officer whose duty it is to enforce the act.

 (c)  Fee. A fee of $6 will be assessed for a change of residency registration.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.13 adopted August 10, 2012, effective August 11, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 5215.

Subchapter B. APPOINTMENT OF AGENTS


Sec.


143.21.    Appointment of agents.
143.22.    [Reserved].
143.23.    Minimum sales requirement.
143.24.    Fee for reapplication.
143.25.    [Reserved].
143.26.    [Reserved].
143.27.    Conditions for appointment.
143.28.    Application period.
143.29.    [Reserved].
143.30.    Notice of disapproved applications.
143.31.    Agencies at separate locations.

§ 143.21. Appointment of agents.

 A person desiring appointment as an agent shall apply to the Commission on the form provided. An application fee of $200 is required for each location, in the form of a negotiable check or money order payable to ‘‘Pennsylvania Game Commission.’’ The completed application, along with the application fee, shall be forwarded to: Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.21 issued under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; amended under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.21 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended February 17, 1995, effective February 18, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 613; amended November 3, 2023, effective November 4, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 6844. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (371423).

§ 143.22. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.22 issued under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g); deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2)

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.22 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended March 14, 2014, effective March 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 1430; deleted November 3, 2023, effective November 4, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 6844. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (371423).

§ 143.23. Minimum sales requirement.

 To continue as an agent, a minimum of 25 license or permit products shall be sold each license year. Qualifying licenses, for the purpose of calculating 25 hunting licenses, will be the regular resident, nonresident hunting and furtakers licenses and mentored hunting permits. Archery, muzzleloader, bear, special wild turkey, migratory game bird and replacement licenses are not included as qualifying licenses. In addition, an agent shall continue to meet the requirements in §  143.27 (relating to conditions for appointment).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.23 issued under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.23 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended March 14, 2014, effective March 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 1430; amended November 3, 2023, effective November 4, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 6844. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (371423) to (371424).

§ 143.24. Fee for reapplication.

 If an agent sells less than the required 25 qualifying licenses in a given license year, and is removed by the Commission, or if an agent voluntarily withdraws, a subsequent reapplication requires payment of the application fee.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.24 issued under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.24 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended March 14, 2014, effective March 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 1430; amended November 3, 2023, effective November 4, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 6844. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (371424).

§ 143.25. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.25 issued under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g); deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.25 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended March 14, 2014, effective March 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 1430; deleted November 3, 2023, effective November 4, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 6844. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (371424).

§ 143.26. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.26 issued under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.26 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; deleted November 3, 2023, effective November 4, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 6844. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (371424).

§ 143.27. Conditions for appointment.

 A person desiring consideration for appointment as an agent shall meet the following conditions:

   (1)  Be a resident of this Commonwealth or an entity registered to do business in this Commonwealth.

   (2)  Operate a bona fide sporting goods sales outlet where the public expects to find this service.

   (3)  Be open to the public during reasonable daylight and evening hours.

   (4)  Not operate on a seasonal or part-time basis.

   (5)  Agree to and demonstrate ability to provide full license service and cooperation to the public throughout the entire license sales period, and keep records required by the Commission and by statute.

   (6)  Provide security to the Commission in an amount of at least $11,000.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.27 issued under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and amended under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.27 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended February 11, 2000, effective February 12, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 765; amended November 3, 2023, effective November 4, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 6844. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (414547).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  143.23 (relating to minimum sales requirement).

§ 143.28. Application period.

 A person requesting appointment as an agent may submit the appropriate completed application form to the Commission in Harrisburg at any time through the license year.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.28 issued under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.28 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended March 14, 2014, effective March 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 1430; corrected March 21, 2014, effective March 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 1768; amended November 3, 2023, effective November 4, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 6844. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (414547).

§ 143.29. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.29 issued under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; reserved under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.29 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; reserved March 14, 2014, effective March 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 1430. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (342324).

§ 143.30. Notice of disapproved applications.

 The Commission will provide prompt written notice of its disapproval of an application submitted under this subchapter and return the application fee to the applicant.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.30 issued under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; amended under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.30 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended November 3, 2023, effective November 4, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 6844. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (414548).

§ 143.31. Agencies at separate locations.

 An agent desiring to operate an agency at additional locations shall meet the requirements in this subchapter.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.31 issued under The Game Law (34 P.S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.31 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464.

Subchapter C. ANTLERLESS DEER LICENSES


Sec.


143.41.    General.
143.42.    Antlerless deer license required.
143.43.    Antlerless deer license eligibility and application.
143.44.    Antlerless deer license application schedule.
143.45.    Antlerless deer license application limits.
143.46.    [Reserved].
143.47.    [Reserved].
143.48.    [Reserved].
143.49.    [Reserved].
143.50.    [Reserved].
143.51.    [Reserved].
143.52.    [Reserved].
143.53.    [Reserved].
143.54.    [Reserved].
143.55.    [Reserved].
143.56.    [Reserved].

§ 143.41. General.

 (a)  The purpose of this subchapter is to implement a structure and process that provides for the fair and equitable distribution of the antlerless deer licenses allocated by the Commission to each wildlife management unit annually.

 (b)  The Commission will establish the annual allocation of antlerless deer licenses for each wildlife management unit after its review of available management data.

 (c)  The Commission will accept applications for antlerless deer licenses allocated to each wildlife management unit on a first-come, first-served basis through one or more sales rounds that will continue until the supply of licenses is exhausted for each wildlife management unit.

 (d)  [Reserved].

 (e)  Except as provided in subsection (f), notwithstanding the provisions of this subchapter limiting the total number of antlerless deer licenses allocated to each wildlife management unit, the Commission will establish a review process to authorize the issuance of licenses outside of the allocations established in each wildlife management unit to:

   (1)  A resident of this Commonwealth serving on active duty in the United States Armed Forces or in the United States Coast Guard or within 60 days of discharge from active duty under honorable conditions from the United States Armed Forces or United States Coast Guard.

   (2)  A disabled veteran as defined in §  2706(b)(1) and (1.1) of the act (relating to resident license and fee exemptions).

   (3)  An applicant whom the Commission has determined to have been erroneously denied an antlerless deer license.

 (f)  Except for subsection (e)(3), an eligible applicant may receive no more than one antlerless license each license year under any outside-of-allocation exception set forth in subsection (e). Should an applicant be eligible for two or more conditions, only one exception may be exercised each license year.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.41 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; amended under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.41 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 31, 1987, effective August 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 3228; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; amended June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (388075) to (388076).

§ 143.42. Antlerless deer license required.

 (a)  General rule. Except as provided in subsection (b), a person must acquire and possess a valid antlerless deer license for an applicable wildlife management unit to lawfully hunt and take each antlerless deer within that unit during any open antlerless deer season established in §  139.4 (relating to seasons and bag limits for the license year). Each antlerless deer license is valid for taking only one antlerless deer only in the wildlife management unit designated on the license.

 (b)  Exceptions. The licensure requirements of subsection (a) do not apply to persons lawfully hunting antlerless deer in accordance with allowances and requirements of:

   (1)  The agricultural lands license exemption as set forth in section 2706(a) of the act (relating to resident license and fee exemptions).

   (2)  An applicable antlerless deer special permit issued by the Commission.

   (3)  The lawful cooperation and assistance authorizations or exceptions set forth in sections 2301(b) and 2325 of the act (relating to prima facie evidence of hunting; and cooperation after lawfully killing big game) and also §  141.43(e) (relating to deer seasons).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.42 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  721(a), 2102 and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.42 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 22, 1988, effective upon publication and applies retroactively to July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3213; corrected August 5, 1988, effective upon publication and applies retroactively to July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3213, 18 Pa.B. 3432; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended November 20, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 5608; corrected December 11, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 5950; corrected December 24, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 6120; amended March 13, 1998, effective March 14, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 1316; amended October 30, 1998, effective October 31, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 5487; amended May 19, 2000, effective May 20, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2475; amended June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2926; corrected July 27, 2001, effective August 4, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4088; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; amended August 25, 2017, effective August 26, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 4982; amended June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (388076) and (404745).

§ 143.43. Antlerless deer license eligibility and application.

 (a)  The Commission will make antlerless deer licenses available to eligible applicants for purchase through PALS online and at each of its current issuing agent locations across this Commonwealth.

 (b)  The Commission will only accept an application for an antlerless deer license from a person who meets all of the following criteria:

   (1)  The person either currently possesses a valid base hunting license or is making a contemporaneous purchase of a valid base hunting license with the application for an antlerless deer license.

   (2)  At the time of application, the person has not exceeded application limits for antlerless deer licenses as set forth in §  143.45 (relating to antlerless deer license application limits).

   (3)  The person has paid the applicable cost of the antlerless deer license, plus any applicable transactional and issuing agent fees established in section 2709 of the act (relating to license cost and fees).

   (4)  At the time of application, the person is not subject to any active hunting or furtaking license suspension or revocation.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.43 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and amended under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.43 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; amended June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (404745).

§ 143.44. Antlerless deer license application schedule.

 (a)  Application schedule. The Commission will make antlerless deer licenses available for application through PALS online and at each of its current issuing agent locations across this Commonwealth according to the following distribution schedule:

   (1)  Round 1.

     (i)   Beginning the fourth Monday in June for all resident applicants.

     (ii)   Beginning the second Monday in July for all nonresident applicants.

   (2)  Round 2. Beginning the fourth Monday in July for all resident and nonresident applicants.

   (3)  Round 3. Beginning the second Monday in August for all resident and nonresident applicants.

   (4)  Round 4. Beginning the fourth Monday in August for all resident and nonresident applicants.

 (b)  Application time. The Commission will open sales on the date for each respective round of antlerless deer license sales beginning at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and sales will remain open thereafter for that respective round until allocations for each applicable wildlife management unit are exhausted.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.44 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.44 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; amended June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (404745).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  143.45 (relating to antlerless deer license application limits).

§ 143.45. Antlerless deer license application limits.

 (a)  Application limit. Except as otherwise provided in subsections (b) and (c), an eligible applicant may submit only one antlerless deer license application for each open antlerless deer license sales round listed in §  143.44 (relating to antlerless deer license application schedule). The Commission will reject all applications in excess of these limits.

 (b)  Catch-up allowance. An eligible applicant may submit multiple antlerless deer license applications in a single transaction if the applicant has not previously applied for an antlerless deer license during one or more previous open rounds, and only then equal to the number of rounds currently open on the date of application.

 (c)  Round 4 continuous sales.

   (1)  Subject to the procedures and limitations of paragraph (2), an eligible applicant may submit multiple and continuous applications for antlerless deer licenses for each wildlife management unit whose antlerless deer license allocation remains unexhausted upon the opening of Round 4 of antlerless deer license sales on the date set forth in §  143.44. The authorizations of this subsection will terminate automatically for each wildlife management unit once its antlerless deer license allocation is exhausted.

   (2)  An eligible applicant may make one or more applications for antlerless deer licenses under this subsection only when the Commission’s PALS licensing system shows five or less active and unfulfilled antlerless deer licenses on the applicant’s license profile. Once an applicant has been issued a sixth cumulative active and unfulfilled antlerless deer license, the applicant will not be eligible to make reapplication for additional antlerless licenses until one or more previously issued antlerless licenses have been exhausted by harvest and the harvest or harvests have resulted in a verified completed harvest report in PALS. At no time is an applicant authorized to exceed six cumulative active and unfulfilled antlerless licenses in their PALS license profile.

 (d)  Resident agricultural lands exception. A person exercising the privileges of the license exemption provided under section 2706(a) of the act (relating to resident license and fee exemptions) on eligible lands is not entitled or required to obtain antlerless deer license(s) under this subchapter, but is subject to the same antlerless deer season limits that would otherwise apply to a licensed person hunting the wildlife management unit(s) covering the eligible lands as follows:

   (1)  Rounds 1, 2 and 3. An eligible person is authorized to harvest one deer for every antlerless deer license sales round, up to round 3, that is opened for the applicable wildlife management unit as set forth in §  143.44. Authorization to harvest an antlerless deer may not be acquired for a round subsequent to round 1, 2 or 3 if the allocation for the applicable wildlife management unit is exhausted before the subsequent round opens.

   (2)  Round 4. An eligible person is authorized to harvest multiple and continuous antlerless deer up to the limits and subject to the reporting requirements and closure dates of subsection (c). The authorizations of this paragraph will terminate automatically for an eligible person hunting within an applicable wildlife management unit once the wildlife management unit’s antlerless license allocation is exhausted.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.45 amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a), 2705(13) and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.45 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 22, 1988, effective upon publication and applies retroactively to July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3213; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended November 20, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 5608; amended May 26, 1995, effective May 27, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2072; amended March 13, 1998, effective March 14, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 1316; amended August 7, 1998, effective August 8, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 3801; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475; amended May 28, 2004, effective May 29, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 2826; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; amended June 11, 2010, effective June 12, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 3108; amended May 21, 2021, effective May 22, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2944; amended June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (404745) to (404746).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  143.43 (relating to antlerless deer license eligibility and application).

§ 143.46. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.46 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended November 20, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 5608; reserved March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (280091) to (280092).

§ 143.47. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.47 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; reserved March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (280092).

§ 143.48. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.48 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g)(2); and deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.48 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended November 20, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 5608; amended May 16, 1997, effective May 17, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2417; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3715; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; deleted June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (381027).

§ 143.49. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.49 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102 and 2722(g); and deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.49 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended November 20, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 5608; amended May 26, 1995, effective May 27, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2072; amended May 19, 2000, effective May 20, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2475; amended June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2926; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; deleted June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (381027) to (381028).

§ 143.50. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.50 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); amended under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g); and deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.50 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 22, 1988, effective upon publication and applies retroactively to July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3213; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended November 20, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 5608; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; amended May 27, 2016, effective May 28, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 2676; deleted June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (381028) and (404747).

§ 143.51. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.51 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); amended under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g); and deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.51 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 22, 1988, effective upon publication and applies retroactively to July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3213; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; corrected September 8, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 3827; amended May 3, 1991, effective July 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2009; amended July 12, 1991, effective immediately and apply retroactively to July 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3141; amended November 20, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 5608; amended May 26, 1995, effective May 27, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2072; amended May 16, 1997, effective May 17, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2417; amended August 1, 1997, effective August 2, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 3788; amended March 13, 1998, effective March 14, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 1316; amended October 30, 1998, effective October 31, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 5487; amended August 27, 1999, effective August 28, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 4562; amended May 19, 2000, effective May 20, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2475; amended June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2926; corrected July 27, 2001, effective August 4, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 4088; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; deleted June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (404747).

§ 143.52. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.52 amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102, 2705(13) and 2722(g); and deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.52 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended August 24, 1990, effective September 24, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4488; amended May 3, 1991, effective July 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2009; amended July 12, 1991, effective immediately and apply retroactively to July 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3141; amended November 20, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 5608; amended July 29, 1994, effective July 30, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 3716; amended May 26, 1995, effective May 27, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2072; amended March 13, 1998, effective March 14, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 1316; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475; amended May 28, 2004, effective May 29, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 2826; amended March 28, 2008, effective March 29, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 1469; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; amended May 21, 2021, effective May 22, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2944; deleted June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (404748).

§ 143.53. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.53 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g)(2); and deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.53 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3715; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; deleted June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (404748) and (342333).

§ 143.54. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.54 amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102 and 2722(g); and deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.54 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended August 18, 2000, effective August 19, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 4354; amended June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2926; amended March 21, 2003, effective March 22, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1475; deleted June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (342333).

§ 143.55. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.55 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g)(2); and deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.55 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended August 24, 1990, effective September 24, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4488; amended May 3, 1991, effective July 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2009; amended November 20, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 5608; amended March 13, 1998, effective March 14, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 1316; amended May 19, 2000, effective May 20, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2475; amended June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2926; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3715; deleted June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (342333) to (342334).

§ 143.56. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.56 issued under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965; amended under 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g)(2); and deleted under 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.56 adopted July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3715; deleted June 9, 2023, effective June 10, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 3106. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (342334).

Subchapter D. BEAR LICENSES


Sec.


143.61—143.65.       [Reserved].
143.66.       Purpose and scope.
143.67.       Application.
143.68.       Carrying the license.
143.69.       Unlawful acts.
143.70.       Penalties.

Source

   The provisions of this Subchapter D adopted May 16, 1997, effective May 17, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2417, unless otherwise noted.

§ § 143.61—143.65. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of these § §  143.61—143.65 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended April 28, 1989, effective April 29, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 1842. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (118726) to (118728) and (128833).

§ 143.66. Purpose and scope.

 This subchapter establishes methods for the application and issuance of bear licenses and provides for the carrying of a bear license.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.66 adopted May 16, 1997, effective May 17, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2417.

§ 143.67. Application

 (a)  Applications for bear licenses shall be submitted to authorized issuing agents and licenses issued by them under the act and this subchapter.

 (b)  Applications for bear licenses shall be submitted in accordance with periods set by the Director by persons who hold a valid regular hunting license.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.67 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code 34 Pa.C.S. §  2722(c) and (g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.67 adopted May 16, 1997, effective May 17, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2417; amended July 15, 2005, effective July 16, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 3934; amended May 27, 2011, effective May 28, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2700. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (342335).

§ 143.68. Carrying the license.

 For a bear license issued subsequent to the owner’s general hunting license, the bear license shall be signed by the owner in the space provided and shall be carried on the person at all times when the owner is hunting for bear. The bear license does not need to be displayed but shall be produced for inspection upon demand of any officer authorized to enforce this title.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.68 adopted May 16, 1997, effective May 17, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2417; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (312325).

§ 143.69. Unlawful acts.

 The following acts are unlawful:

   (1)  Issuance of a bear license without proof of applicant purchasing a regular hunting license.

   (2)  Hunting bear without carrying a valid bear license on the person.

   (3)  Lending a bear license to another.

   (4)  Failing to produce bear license upon demand of an officer.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.69 adopted May 16, 1997, effective May 17, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2417.

§ 143.70. Penalties.

 A person who violates this subchapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay the penalties provided for in the act.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.70 adopted May 16, 1997, effective May 17, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2417.

Subchapter E. [Reserved]


§ 143.81. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.81 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; deleted March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (315259).

§ 143.82. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.82 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended September 27, 2002, effective September 28, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 4713; deleted March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (315259).

§ 143.83. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.83 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; deleted March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (315260).

§ 143.84. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.84 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended July 22, 1988, effective upon publication and applies retroactively to July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3213; amended July 7, 1989, effective July 8, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2956; amended November 20, 1992, effective July 1, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 5608; amended May 7, 1999, effective May 8, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2458; corrected May 14, 1999, effective May 8, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2577; amended June 13, 2003, effective June 14, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2753; amended November 11, 2005, effective November 12, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 6239; amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (315260).

§ 143.85. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.85 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; deleted March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (315260) and (280103).

§ 143.86. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.86 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; deleted March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (280103).

§ 143.87. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.87 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; deleted March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (280103).

Subchapter F. [Reserved]


§ 143.101. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.101 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; reserved May 3, 1991, effective July 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2009. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (139941).

§ 143.102. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.102 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; reserved May 3, 1991, effective July 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2009. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (139941).

Subchapter G. MANDATED REVOCATION OF HUNTING AND FURTAKING LICENSE AND RIGHTS


Sec.


143.121.    Scope.
143.122.    Starting time for revocation period.
143.123.    Consent decree for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition recipients.
143.124.    Restoration of hunting and furtaking privileges of offenders in hunting related shooting incidents, or other mandatory revocations.
143.125.    Compliance with Commission order.
143.126.    Unlawful acts.
143.127.    Penalties.

§ 143.121. Scope.

 The act provides, in addition to the monetary penalty, that persons convicted of certain offenses shall suffer loss of hunting and trapping rights for specified periods. In order to avoid confusion or misunderstanding and reduce the possibility of an error causing inconvenience or hardship for sportsmen and unnecessary expenditures from the Game Fund, § §  143.122 and 143.123 (relating to starting time for revocation period; and consent decree for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition recipients) govern the mandated revocations.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.121 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.121 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464.

§ 143.122. Starting time for revocation period.

 Mandatory revocations specified in the act will begin on July 1 following the conclusion of the prosecution, unless otherwise ordered by the court, and shall include both hunting and furtaking privileges.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.122 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.122 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  143.121 (relating to scope).

§ 143.123. Consent decree for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition recipients.

 If a mandatory revocation is required by a misdemeanor, and the case is accepted for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, the accused shall agree to a consent decree imposing the mandatory revocation which shall be part of that record. If the accused does not enter into a consent decree, the revocation shall proceed as provided in the act and this part.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.123 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.123 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  143.121 (relating to scope).

§ 143.124. Restoration of hunting and furtaking privileges of offenders in hunting related shooting incidents, or other mandatory revocations.

 (a)  A person whose hunting and furtaking privileges have been denied under section 2522(c) of the act (relating to shooting at or causing injury to human beings), shall, prior to having hunting and furtaking privileges restored, comply with the following:

   (1)  Provide to the Commission on a form provided, evidence that the offender has met the following minimum visual acuity standards:

     (i)   A combined vision of 20/40 or better corrected or 20/40 or better corrected vision in the sighting eye.

     (ii)   In the case of a single sighted offender, mono vision of 20/40 or better corrected.

     (iii)   A plotted visual field of at least 120° along the horizontal meridian, excepting normal blind spots.

     (iv)   An affirmation by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist that the offender is visually safe to sport hunt.

   (2)  Provide to the Commission on a form provided, evidence that the offender has successfully completed a Commission sponsored remedial hunter education course.

 (b)  A remedial hunter education course shall be a specific course of study sponsored by the Commission that is to be completed by certain offenders of the act before their license priveleges are restored. It shall include lessons concerning the safe use and handling of firearms, hunting laws and regulations, responsible hunting behavior and hunter ethics.

   (1)  The developement and administration of the remedial hunter education program shall be the responsibility of the Hunter-Trapper Education Division.

   (2)  A fee of $50 shall be charged to each student to enroll in a remedial hunter education course.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.124 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  922.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.124 adopted November 21, 1997, effective November 22, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 6093; amended June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2926. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (236616) to (236617).

§ 143.125. Compliance with Commission order.

 When the Commission requires a person to wear corrective lenses under section 2522(g) of the act (relating to shooting at or causing injury to human beings), that person shall at all times while hunting or furtaking wear corrective lenses.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.125 adopted November 21, 1997, effective November 22, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 6093.

§ 143.126. Unlawful acts.

 It is unlawful for a person whose hunting and furtaking privileges have been denied under section 2522(c) of the act (relating to shooting at or causing injury to human beings), to hunt or take fur or to purchase or attempt to purchase a hunting or furtaking license prior to complying with this subchapter.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.126 adopted November 21, 1997, effective November 22, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 6093.

§ 143.127. Penalties.

 A person who violates this subchapter shall be subject to the penalties as provided in the act.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.127 adopted November 21, 1997, effective November 22, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 6093.

Subchapter H. SUSPENSION OR DENIAL OF LICENSES FOR FAILURE TO PAY A FINE OR ANSWER A CITATION


Sec.


143.141.    Scope.
143.142.    Limitation on time.
143.143.    Notification of revocation.

§ 143.141. Scope.

 The act provides for suspension and denial of licenses for failure to pay a fine or failure to answer a citation. The suspension periods can be for a matter of hours or years, depending upon when the defendant shows proof of compliance with requirements of the act. To avoid confusion, misunderstanding or error which may cause inconvenience or hardship for the licensee, and unnecessary expenditures from the Game Fund, this subchapter governs the suspensions.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.141 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.141 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464.

§ 143.142. Limitation on time.

 Suspensions provided for in section 930 of the act (relating to suspension of privileges pending payment of penalties) shall be instituted upon written notification from a wildlife conservation officer or transmitted through the judicial computer system that the requirements of section 930 of the act were not met.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.142 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.142 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464; amended March 25, 1994, effective March 26, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1582. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (175662).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  143.143 (relating to notification of revocation).

§ 143.143. Notification of revocation.

 The Director will:

   (1)  Upon receipt of written notice as required in §  143.142 (relating to limitation on time), notify the person of the suspension of the hunting and furtaker license and hunting and furtaker privileges.

   (2)  Upon receipt of verification that section 930 of the act (relating to suspension of privileges pending payment of penalties) has been satisfied, provide the person with an official certification as proof of having met the requirements of the act for presentation to a license issuing agent for purpose of obtaining a license, and will remove the claimant’s name from the next list of suspensions to be printed.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.143 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.143 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464.

Subchapter I. REVOCATION OF HUNTING AND FURTAKER LICENSES AND PRIVILEGES


Sec.


143.161.    Scope.
143.162.    Starting time for revocation period.

§ 143.161. Scope.

 The act provides in addition to the penalty and costs imposed, that the Commission may revoke a hunting or furtaker license and deny a person the privileges to secure a license or to hunt or take furbearers in this Commonwealth with or without a license.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.161 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.161 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464.

§ 143.162. Starting time for revocation period.

 Revocations imposed by the Commission for offenses of the act or this title will begin on July 1 following the Commission action and include both hunting and furtaker privileges.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.162 issued under The Game Law (34 P. S. § §  1311.101—1311.1502) (Repealed); and the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  101—2965.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.162 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 2464.

Subchapter J. MIGRATORY GAME BIRD LICENSE


Sec.


143.181.    Purpose and scope.
143.182.    Definitions.
143.183.    Application.
143.184.    Issuance of license.
143.185.    The license.
143.186.    Processing HIP surveys.
143.187.    Unlawful acts.
143.188.    Penalties.

Source

   The provisions of this Subchapter J adopted November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5440, unless otherwise noted.

§ 143.181. Purpose and scope.

 This subchapter establishes rules for application and issuance of Migratory Game Bird Licenses and HIP surveys.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.181 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a), 2722(g)(2) and 2901(b).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.181 amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (294119).

§ 143.182. Definitions.

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

   HIP survey—The Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) survey that will be completed at the time the license is issued.

   Migratory Game Bird License—The license authorizing the holder thereof to hunt for migratory game birds. The license is not valid unless used in conjunction with a regular resident hunting license, nonresident hunting license or mentored hunting permit.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.182 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a), 2722(g) and 2901(b).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.182 amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388; amended November 6, 2015, effective November 7, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 6503. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (342343) to (342344).

§ 143.183. Application.

 Application may be made when purchasing a hunting license, or at any time thereafter upon completion of the HIP survey.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.183 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a), 2722(g)(2) and 2901(b).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.183 amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (294119).

§ 143.184. Issuance of license.

 After confirming that the HIP survey has been completed in its entirety, the issuing agent shall issue the license.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.184 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a), 2722(g)(2) and 2901(b).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.184 amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (294119).

§ 143.185. The license.

 A Migratory Game Bird License is required for a person engaged in the hunting or taking of migratory game birds, unless the person otherwise qualifies for license and fee exemptions under section 2706 of the act (relating to resident license and fee exemptions). The Migratory Game Bird License shall be signed by the holder in the space provided and shall be carried at all times while hunting for migratory game birds. The holder shall produce the license upon demand of an officer authorized to enforce the act and this title.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.185 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2722(g) and 2901(b).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.185 amended November 6, 2015, effective November 7, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 6503. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (342344).

§ 143.186. Processing HIP surveys.

 HIP survey data shall be forwarded electronically to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory Bird Management, through the Commission’s PALS no later than 30 days after license issuance.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.186 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a), 2722(g)(2) and 2901(b).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.186 amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (294120).

§ 143.187. Unlawful acts.

 It is unlawful to:

   (1)  Issue a Migratory Game Bird License contrary to this subchapter.

   (2)  Apply for or receive a Migratory Game Bird License contrary to the act or this subchapter.

   (3)  Violate other provisions of this subchapter.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.187 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a), 2722(g)(2) and 2901(b).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.187 amended March 20, 2009, effective March 21, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1388. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (294120).

§ 143.188. Penalties.

 A person violating this subchapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay the penalties prescribed in the act.

Subchapter K. ELK LICENSES


Sec.


143.201.    Purpose and scope.
143.202.    Application.
143.203.    Random drawing elk licenses.
143.203a.    Special elk conservation license auction.
143.203b.    Special-license fundraiser elk license.
143.204.    [Reserved].
143.205.    [Reserved].
143.206.    Validity of elk licenses.
143.207.    Unlawful acts.
143.208.    Penalties.

Authority

   The provisions of this Subchapter K issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2705(15) and 2722(g)(2), unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Subchapter K adopted June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2926, unless otherwise noted.

§ 143.201. Purpose and scope.

 If the Commission approves an elk hunting season, this subchapter establishes methods of applying for elk licenses. The Commission will set the number of licenses to be issued, establishing a quantity of tags for antlered and/or antlerless elk.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.201 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2705(15) and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.201 amended August 26, 2005, effective August 27, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 4827. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (304869).

§ 143.202. Application.

 Completed applications shall be submitted as determined by the Director. For the purpose of having a unique identifier assigned to each individual in the database, permitting a crosscheck for duplicates, applicants shall provide their Social Security number or hunter ID number on the application. A nonrefundable $10 application fee shall accompany the application.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.202 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a), 2722(g)(a) and 2901(b).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.202 amended October 24, 2003, effective October 25, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 5314; amended June 16, 2006, effective June 17, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2976. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (313267).

§ 143.203. Random drawing elk licenses.

 (a)  The Executive Director will set the date for the random drawing of applications for the issuance of random drawing elk licenses.

 (b)  Applications from current applicants who have applied in the 2003-2004 license year and subsequent years will be included in the random drawing until the applicant is successfully drawn and issued a license.

 (c)  Applicants issued a random drawing elk license entitling them to take an antlered elk are not permitted to apply for a random drawing elk license for 5 license years.

 (d)  Qualified applicants and alternates drawn for a random drawing elk license shall be required to obtain a regular hunting license and complete an orientation program as prescribed by the Director.

 (e)  Qualified applicants drawn for a random drawing elk license whose military obligation prevents them from hunting the current elk season shall be eligible to hunt in the next available elk season.

 (f)  The number of available random drawing elk licenses each year shall be limited to the allocations set by the Commission for each elk hunt zone. Any elk hunt zone that does not receive an allocation for a given hunting license year is closed to all elk hunting, unless the zone is designated as open to all elk license holders by the Commission.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.203 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(4), 2102(a), 2705(15) and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.203 amended August 9, 2002, effective August 10, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 3945; amended October 24, 2003, effective October 25, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 5319; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3713; amended August 26, 2005, effective August 27, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 4827; amended June 27, 2008, effective June 28, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3489; amended May 21, 2021, effective May 22, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2937. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (379532) to (379533).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  143.203a (relating to special elk conservation license auction); and 58 Pa. Code §  143.203b (relating to special-license fundraiser elk license).

§ 143.203a. Special elk conservation license auction.

 (a) Each year the Commission may contract with an eligible wildlife conservation organization to conduct an auction sale of one special elk conservation license in accordance with section 2706.2(b) of the act (relating to elk hunting licenses).

 (b)  Upon conclusion of the auction, the wildlife conservation organization shall issue the winning bidder a license voucher which may be redeemed for a special elk conservation license under section 2712 of the act (relating to vouchers for licenses and permits).

 (c)  Except as authorized by §  143.206(c) (relating to validity of elk licenses), special conservation license auction elk licenses are limited to use within the elk hunt zones receiving allocation(s) for a given hunting license year under section §  143.203(f) (relating to random drawing elk licenses). Any elk hunt zone that does not receive an allocation for a given hunting license year under section §  143.203(f) is closed to all elk hunting, unless the zone is designated as open to all elk license holders by the Commission.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.203a adopted under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2706.2, 2712, and 2722(g); and amended Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  193.203a adopted November 27, 2009, effective November 28, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 6766; amended May 21, 2021, effective May 22, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2937. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (379533).

§ 143.203b. Special-license fundraiser elk license.

 (a)  Each year the Commission may contract with an eligible Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization to conduct an auction or raffle sale of one special-license fundraiser elk license in accordance with section 2706.2(c) of the act (relating to elk hunting licenses).

 (b)  Upon conclusion of the auction or raffle, the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization shall issue the winning bidder a license voucher which may be redeemed for a special-license fundraiser elk license under section 2712 of the act (relating to vouchers for licenses and permits).

 (c)  Except as authorized by §  143.206(c) (relating to validity of elk licenses), special-license fundraiser elk license auction licenses are limited to use within the elk hunt zones receiving allocations for a given hunting license year under section §  143.203(f) (relating to random drawing elk licenses). Any elk hunt zone that does not receive an allocation for a given hunting license year under section §  143.203(f) is closed to all elk hunting, unless the zone is designated as open to all elk license holders by the Commission.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.203b issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.203b adopted May 21, 2021, effective May 22, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2937.

§ 143.204. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.204 reserved November 29, 2002, effective November 30, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 5890. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (290370).

§ 143.205. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.205 reserved November 29, 2002, effective November 30, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 5890. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (290370).

§ 143.206. Validity of elk licenses.

 (a)  Elk hunt zones. Except as provided in subsection (c), an elk license is valid for taking elk only in the elk hunt zones designated on the elk license, unless the zone is designated as open to all elk license holders by the Commission.

 (b)  Elk gender. Except as provided in subsection (c), an elk license is valid for taking only an antlerless, antlered or either sex elk as designated on the elk license.

 (c)  Exception. Any unfilled antlered or antlerless elk license for any designated elk hunt zones are additionally valid for taking either an antlered or antlerless elk anywhere within this Commonwealth outside of the elk management area during any extended elk season established in §  139.4 (relating to seasons and bag limits for the license year) that follows the regular elk season.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.206 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g)(2); amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(4), 2102(a) and 2722(g).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.206 adopted November 29, 2002, effective November 30, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 5890; amended June 28, 2008, effective June 27, 2008, effective June 28, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3489; amended June 11, 2010, effective June 12, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 3107; amended May 21, 2021, effective May 22, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2937. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (349883).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  143.203a (relating to special elk conservation license auction); and 58 Pa. Code §  143.203b (relating to special-license fundraiser elk license).

§ 143.207. Unlawful acts.

 It is unlawful for a person to:

   (1)  Submit more than one application for an elk license for any elk season, during any hunting license year.

   (2)  Apply for or to receive a license contrary to the act or this part.

   (3)  Hunt for elk in an elk hunt zone other than the elk hunt zone designated on the elk license.

   (4)  Hunt or take an elk other than the antlered or antlerless elk designated on the elk license.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.207 issued and amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(4), 2102(a) and 2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.207 adopted November 29, 2002, effective November 30, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 5890; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3713; amended June 27, 2008, effective June 28, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3489. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (319744) and (322033).

§ 143.208. Penalties.

 A person violating this subchapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay the fine prescribed in the act.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  143.208 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2722(g)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.208 adopted November 29, 2002, effective November 30, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 5890.

Subchapter L. SPECIAL WILD TURKEY LICENSES


Sec.


143.221.    Purpose and scope.
143.222.    Application.
143.223.    Validity of license.
143.224.    Unlawful acts.
143.225.    Penalties.

Authority

   The provisions of this Subchapter L issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  322(c)(3), 2102(a) and (b)(1), 2705 and 2722(g), unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Subchapter L adopted July 15, 2005, effective July 16, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 3936, unless otherwise noted.

§ 143.221. Purpose and scope.

 If the Commission establishes a two-bird bag limit for the spring gobbler season, this subchapter establishes methods of applying for special wild turkey licenses.

§ 143.222. Application.

 Completed applications shall be submitted as determined by the Director. For the purpose of having a unique identifier assigned to each individual in the database, permitting a crosscheck for duplicates, applicants shall provide their Social Security number or hunter ID number on the application.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.222 amended June 16, 2006, effective June 17, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2976. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (313270).

§ 143.223. Validity of license.

 The license will be valid only during the spring gobbler season for harvesting a spring gobbler.

§ 143.224. Unlawful acts.

 It is unlawful to:

   (1)  Submit more than one application for a special wild turkey license during any hunting license year.

   (2)  Apply for or receive a license contrary to the act or this part.

   (3)  Fail to tag any wild turkey taken with a special wild turkey license in accordance with the act relating to tagging big game.

   (4)  Fail to complete and submit harvest report information in accordance with instructions provided on the report card.

Source

   The provisions of this §  143.224 amended June 16, 2006, effective June 17, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2976. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (313270).

§ 143.225. Penalties.

 A person violating this subchapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay the fine prescribed in the act.

Subchapter M. [Reserved]



Source

   The provisions of this Subchapter M adopted July 21, 2006, effective July 22, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3813; reserved June 5, 2009, effective June 6, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2802. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (342349) to (342351). unless otherwise noted.

§ 143.241. [Reserved].

§ 143.242. [Reserved].

§ 143.243. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  143.243 amended December 19, 2008, effective December 20, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 6927; reserved June 5, 2009, effective June 6, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2802. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (342350).

§ 143.244—143.247. [Reserved].





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