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58 Pa. Code § 147.109a. Hunting and training with raptors.

§ 147.109a. Hunting and training with raptors.

 (a)  Permittees may only hunt wildlife through the use of raptors in accordance with the requirements of the act and this part.

 (b)  Permittees may train raptors on propagated game birds during the period August 1 to March 31, inclusive, and are subject to the following conditions:

   (1)  Quarry shall be released either by hand or by means of electronic, spring or box holding devices.

   (2)  Game birds released shall be obtained from a licensed propagator.

   (3)  Released game birds which escape shall be considered wild birds, and no further attempt may be made to pursue them except during the open season for hunting small game.

 (c)  Permittees shall possess their hunting license and falconry permit on their person at all times while engaged in any raptor hunting or training activities.


   The provisions of this §  147.109a issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2901(b).


   The provisions of this §  147.109a adopted November 27, 2009, effective January 1, 2010, 39 Pa.B. 6760.

Cross References

   This section cited in §  147.103 (relating to classes).

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