When the Pennsylvania Game Commission in April approved the use of semiautomatic rifles and air guns for hunting small game and furbearers, the provision could not be extended to the state’s Special Regulations Areas, which are covered under a separate section of the law.
But a measure adopted today by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will allow hunters and trappers within Special Regulations Areas also to use semiautomatic rifles and air guns.
It will take approximately six to eight weeks for the changes to become official. Regulatory changes become official upon their publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Courtesy of PA Game Commission