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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Dispatching deer legally in archery season

    Quote Originally Posted by fistv View Post
    Is that also true if it's hit by a car or other vehicle and badly damaged ?
    Only wildlife officers, some veterinarians, and some other officers of the law are allowed to dispatch vehicular hit deer. PAGC will tell you to let nature take its course if you call. Sometimes they may send a WCO to finish it off if the officer is nearby.

    However, it is not illegal to accidentally run the deer's neck/head over with your tire as you leave the scene. Logic would also dictate that, antlered deer would pose a risk to tires and other sensitive undercarriage things in such an accidental event.
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  2. #12
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    Default Re: Dispatching deer legally in archery season

    Quote Originally Posted by ar15jules View Post
    I suggest that you take only shots that are ethical and within your ability. If you double lung, or heart shoot a deer with a quality broadhead then give the deer a thirty minute window before you attempt to locate it, you won't have to do any of the nonsense listed above. I understand that this applies in a perfect world. Weird things can happen while actually hunting, but these things can be minimized by staying within your ability and taking well placed broadside shots. Have fun and hunt safely.
    Jules
    Good information!

    While I do not bow hunt due to a physical limitation I know it takes a lot of repetitions and practice to become proficient with it as well as successful in the field.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Dispatching deer legally in archery season

    The laws are getting so tangled it is like they are putting a band aid over something they did not give enough thought. You are now allowed to carry a bow and muzzle loader during the early loader season. I guess you could stick one and finish it off with the loader?

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Dispatching deer legally in archery season

    IANAL ,But a firearm used to dispatch a wounded deer ? I believe PGC would say you used the firearm first .The cost would be very expensive and you would not get to keep the deer,And lose your hunting priveldges for over a year .Not worth it ,just place another arrow into the ear canal ?

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Dispatching deer legally in archery season

    I can understand and excuse law makers not thinking of every possibility. It's when they refuse to amend that it becomes inexcusable.
    And if PGC can't tell the difference between a contact/near contact pistol shot, or won't submit the sample to those that can, they have no business enforcing.

    With absolute authority comes arrogance and abuse. Allowed entering a house without warrant to check a freezer for venison after July 31st, for example. Stopping any motor vehicle during big game season with flimsy to no suspicious reasons.
    Constitutional recognition of gun rights has become Demoncratted

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Dispatching deer legally in archery season

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    I can understand and excuse law makers not thinking of every possibility. It's when they refuse to amend that it becomes inexcusable.
    And if PGC can't tell the difference between a contact/near contact pistol shot, or won't submit the sample to those that can, they have no business enforcing.

    With absolute authority comes arrogance and abuse. Allowed entering a house without warrant to check a freezer for venison after July 31st, for example. Stopping any motor vehicle during big game season with flimsy to no suspicious reasons.
    Having venison after July 31 hasn't been the law for probably 20 years or more.
    Sticks and stones will break my bones but hollow points expand on impact.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Dispatching deer legally in archery season

    Yes. The point though is search without warrant. Maybe a legal challenge halted it.
    Constitutional recognition of gun rights has become Demoncratted

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    Default Re: Dispatching deer legally in archery season

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    Yes. The point though is search without warrant. Maybe a legal challenge halted it.
    No the fact that multiple tags became available did it in.
    Sticks and stones will break my bones but hollow points expand on impact.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Dispatching deer legally in archery season

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    Yes. The point though is search without warrant. Maybe a legal challenge halted it.
    The 4th amendment applies to the PA Game Commission. They can NOT search your home without a warrant.

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Dispatching deer legally in archery season

    My moral compass trumps PGCs inflated sense of control.

    I will not see an animal suffer needlessly when I posess the means to stop the pain.

    PGC is not doing a bang up job of dispatching car hit deer near here.

    If I come upon a wounded one, I will stop it's pain with my pistol.
    American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

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