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    Quote Originally Posted by jkm View Post
    I use a 6" 22 with bird shot. Works better than a 2" 38 with shot. Good to about 10'. Never shot one farther than that.
    Congrats on admitting on an open forum you break the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leplat View Post
    None as it is ILLEGAL to shoot snakes as well as pointless.
    ^What he said.

    From the FAQ section on the PA Fish and Boat commission website:

    10. Can I kill a timber rattlesnake or any snake with a firearm?
    No, it is now unlawful to take, catch, or kill a reptile or amphibian through the use of a firearm.

    http://www.fish.state.pa.us/faqampr.htm#v10
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    Quote Originally Posted by PennStateCarry View Post
    ^What he said.

    From the FAQ section on the PA Fish and Boat commission website:

    10. Can I kill a timber rattlesnake or any snake with a firearm?
    No, it is now unlawful to take, catch, or kill a reptile or amphibian through the use of a firearm.

    http://www.fish.state.pa.us/faqampr.htm#v10
    I wonder what other stupid laws we have that no one gives a fuck about. Jaywalking, carrying a knife in Philly, shearing a sheep after midnight..
    Last edited by early1900s; August 2nd, 2014 at 06:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by early1900s View Post
    I wonder what other stupid laws we have that no one gives a fuck about.
    Carrying a knife in Philly, not being able to have a long gun in a car unless doing a list of "pre approved" things or having an LTCF, the drinking age, illegal to sleep in a refrigerator in Pittsburgh, etc..

    The refrigerator one really sucks. I love sleeping in refrigerators!
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    Quote Originally Posted by early1900s View Post
    I wonder what other stupid laws we have that no one gives a fuck about. Jaywalking, carrying a knife in Philly, shearing a sheep after midnight..
    If you haven't figured it out yet everybody pretends to be Mr.Law&Order on the interweb.

    In real life however they're obeying depends largely on convenience and the proximity of Johnny Law.
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    In PA there is a common water snake which looks identical to a copperhead except for the size and shape of the head.
    The question is, will you be on your feet or your knees?

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    PA Fish and Boat Commission regulations provide that a person may kill a venomous snake in defense of life and limb. This can be done regardless of the season. However, by law a person must report to the Commission in writing within 5 days, that such a killing occurred. Persons killing a venomous snake in defense of life and limb are not permitted to retain the snake. So, you would not be able to keep the snake and get it mounted.

    http://fishandboat.com/faqampr.htm

    Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is charged with aquatic invertebrate, fish, reptile, and amphibian management.
    Last edited by spacemanvic; August 2nd, 2014 at 08:24 PM.
    Hold the Line...

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    Triple S Theory

    Shoot, Shovel, Shut-up

    and...

    Don't post about it on a public internet forum.


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    If we had poisonous snakes that were also aggressive like cottonmouths are down south, I might just agree that a snake gun was warranted, and I emphasize the word "might". Here in PA, there is absolutely no need to carry a gun specifically to shoot snakes. Not rattlesnakes. Not copperheads. Not northern water snakes. Not rat snakes. It just isn't necessary.

    If you have a high density of snakes around it means that you have a high density of snake food around, right? Snakes gotta eat. As mentioned upthread, snakes keep the rodent population down. Now this is important not only to keep down the chance of getting one of the present, but infrequent diseases like plague or Hanta (both of which are present in the rodent population in PA), but more importantly, keeping down the pooulation of rodents keeps down the amount of reservoir hosts for the whole range of tick-borne diseases, Lyme disease being the most widely known.
    "How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessnes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by early1900s View Post
    I wonder what other stupid laws we have that no one gives a fuck about. Jaywalking, carrying a knife in Philly, shearing a sheep after midnight..
    I owe you rep and not the good kind. Plenty of us care. On top of being a reptile/animal enthusiast, I dont want the fuckin plague and want my kids to be able to see these sp. Just stop and go back to your bridge.
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