Corbett Signs Bill Allowing Transfer of Anterless Deer Tags to Mentored Youth

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today praised Gov. Tom Corbett for signing into law a bill that allows adult mentors to transfer one antlerless deer license per license year to a youth participating in the Mentored Youth Hunting Program.

The bill sponsored by Senator Richard Alloway II, was unanimously approved by the Senate on May 2, and was unanimously approved in the House on June 15.

“This new opportunity will expand an already popular program, which was created by legislation authored by Senator Bob Robbins, back in 2006,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “We also want to offer our thanks to Senator Alloway for championing this bill, as well as House Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman John Evans for guiding this measure through the House.”

“Pennsylvania has a rich hunting tradition, and this legislation will make it easier for experienced sportsmen to pass down their knowledge to the next generation of hunters,” said Alloway, who chairs the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee. “The program will ensure that young hunters have additional opportunities to learn how to be safe, responsible and successful in the field.”

The legislation would also reduce the age requirement for an individual to receive a falconry permit from 16 to 12 years of age.

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  1. Dosey Doe says:

    Just another way to kill even more deer. The gameless commission needs to be abolished.

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