Proposed PA Regulations

After Title 34 of the Pennsylvania Game and Wildlife code is amended to allow for the use of leashed tracking dogs, the Pennsylvania Game Commission likely write regulations for the use of these dogs in recovering Big Game. Deer Recovery of Pennsylvania proposes the following:

  1. A valid PA hunting license shall be required to use a leashed tracking dog.
  2. All leashed tracking dogs shall be required to be licensed under the current PA Dog Law
  3. Leashed tracking dogs can be used to help recover wounded Big Game animals at any time of the day or night, both during legal hunting hours and after legal hunting hours.
  4. Any hunter planning to use a leashed tracking dog for the recovery of a wounded Big Game animal shall notify the local Regional Office by telephone before going out.