Coyote, fox hunters allowed to use night-vision and infrared optics

POLL: Should hunters be allowed to use night-vision and infrared optics?

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pursuing foxes, , raccoons, opossums, striped skunks, weasels, bobcats and porcupines in Pennsylvania may now use handheld and sporting-arm mounted night-vision and infrared (thermal) optics.

A law permitting those devices in furbearers became effective November 6, when it was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners in September gave final approval to the regulatory change, but such changes don’t become effective until they’re reviewed and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, a temporary supplement to the Pennsylvania Code.

The way was cleared for commissioner action earlier this year when House Bill 1188 lifted a prohibition on the use of night-vision and infrared optics that had been contained in state law.

“House Bill 1188, which gives the Game Commission authority to regulate night-vision and infrared optics, became law in July, and the Board of Game Commissioners, that very same month, began the process to allow furbearer hunters to use these devices,” said board president Charles .

“We voted to adopt the change at our next meeting in September, setting the stage for the required, final legal review and publication today in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

At every turn in the process, hunters showed their enthusiasm for this new opportunity, and I’m happy to announce the time now has arrived.”

The change to allow night-vision and infrared optics was drafted by the commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Protection, which reviewed data from other states that permit the use of night-vision equipment and determined there were no safety concerns regarding their use for hunting furbearers in Pennsylvania.

This article was first published by PennLive on 9 November 2020. Lead Image: An Eastern


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No, no, no. All the wolves are gone! What is next? Trapped and killed into Zero!

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NO!

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Yes, for hunting predators here in Texas in order to protect our livestock.

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No!

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Hunt the HUNTERS!

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Hunters should not be allowed period! Like to hunt them down

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Night hunting should not be allowed at all!!

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No

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No not ever.

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Cowards

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No

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Noooo

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Only as long as I can to hunt them

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Absolutely not

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No, that is not hunting! Same as when hunters bate for deer. Aweful

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NO. Thats not hunting. Its an unfair advantage for the hunter and death for the deer.

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No, how can they hunt innocent animals.

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Absolutely No.

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No. And using blinds and tree seats is not hunting in my eyes. If you cant hunt like the pioneers or indians did then your not a true hunter.

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No

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NO !!

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Definitely NOT

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They should not be allowed to hunt !

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NO!

Michelle Storace
Michelle Storace

The picture is worth 10,000 words. Sickening disgusting sadistic barbaric

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Absolutely not.

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Marc Wagner no. It’s never fair anyway

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never.

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NO !!!!! STOP THOSE EVIL DISGUSTING PSYCHOS !!!!! RONALD GvL

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No. Insane

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No

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Stop these hunters!!!!!!

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Noo!!!

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Absolutely not

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No hunting .

mfrazier74@hotmail.com

Oddly enough – its against the law in NY to hunt beyond sundown!!! Why in the world would it be legal for military type equipment to HUNT! Assinine.

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No, this is not hunting and those individuals should not be referred to as HUNTERS. Destroyers, Looters and Losers.

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NO HUNTING.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Hunters and hunting should not be allowed, period!!!!

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They should not allow hunting full stop .

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Never.

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No