Current Law

The current Game Laws as it refers to dogs being used in hunting big game animals is found in:

The Commonwealth of PA Game and Wildlife Code

Title 34, Chapter 23, Subchapter E

Dogs pursuing Game or Wildlife section 2383


Dogs pursuing, injuring or killing big game. It is unlawful for any person to make use of a dog in any manner to hunt for or to take big game or to permit a dog owned, controlled or harbored bythat person to pursue, harass, chase, scatter, injure or kill any big game.   *DRP is supporting legislation to amend this section to allow for the use of leashed hunting dogs as regulated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.