Pennsylvania May Get Tougher On Poachers

From the _Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: _ In recent weeks, the [state] game commission charged six men in four separate incidents of … Continued

From the _Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
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In recent weeks, the [state] game commission charged six men in four separate incidents of poaching. If convicted, though, even the worst offender — a man who allegedly poached 23 deer over 16 years — could not be sent to prison because there is no provision for incarceration in the Pennsylvania Game Code.

_That would change if a measure introduced by Rep. Ed Staback (D-Lackawanna/Wayne), gets passed by the full legislature. HB 97 would bump most summary offenses to misdemeanors or felonies, and provide for imprisonment and harsher fines.
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