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Offline Jason F

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new to hunting in pa.
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:54:57 PM »
What do you have to do to hunt with pistol, is there another stamp you have to get or a test you have to take.
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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 02:26:47 PM »
No but you need a sportsman permit or a concelled carry permit to carry a pistol

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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 02:30:20 PM »
I live in ohio,i have my ohio conceal but pa. Doesnt recognize Ohio unless you send in for it
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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 09:20:23 AM »
Well if you have non res.lic.all you would really need is sportsmans permint use to be $6.00 for 5 years to carry any pistol,but if you have con.carry it might be legal in Pa.to carry.

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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 07:04:16 AM »
one other thing worth mentioning about using a pistol in western pa even if you meet all other regs: stay out of allegheny county with it.  it ain't legal and neither are centerfire rifles.  shotgun, bow, or muzzleloader only.   

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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 07:24:39 AM »
I hunt on the family farm in green county down by new freeport
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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 02:30:53 PM »
As far as i know nothing additional would be needed to use a pistol during deer or bear season. as long as you buy your hunting liscence that is all that is needed. I hunt in both tioga and bradford county and several people i know use pistols there for deer.

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 08:20:44 AM »
Deerhunter you do need a sportsmans pistol permit or a con.weapons permit to carry a pistol legally in Pa.I've been carrying for years.

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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 10:26:05 AM »
Dave you are correct. I quess being I never went hunting with a pistol I never looked hard in the book at it to notice the information. You learn something new every year. 

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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 01:40:03 PM »
Jason , no ones mentioned it....but you refered to a " pistol ".....In Pa your handgun must be < think they call it > mechanical action ??  In other words no semi-autos.  A revolver or single shot ( as in Contender )  Theres no caliber limits only your moral or eithical values. ( of course must be center fire )And as others have eluded to...must have the permit , either sportsmans or ccw .  Its a great sport , I've been a handgunner for a dozen years now. Doubt I'll ever carry a rifle again....but practice , and practice a lot.  Good Luck 
 
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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 06:13:59 PM »
Irod,
     You can use rimfire for small game and turkey in certain areas,and yes no semi's in Pa.

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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2012, 01:54:49 AM »
Yep , sorry , Dave......I had deer on the brain.   Indeed , a .22 handgun in late October sitting under a cluster of oaks and hickories ....taking a snooze.....or rather hunting  ;)
 
 
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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2012, 01:06:31 PM »
Yes you sound like me, snoozing on the job at hand

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Re: new to hunting in pa.
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 05:54:04 AM »
A Sportsmans Permit or LTCF isn't needed if you walk from your home to your hunting spot and DO NOT conceal the gun.

A SP or LTCF is only needed if you conceal the handgun or transport it in a vehicle.

Manually operated handguns are legal for hunting so long as you abide by the centerfire/rimfire rules for certain game - so no stamps are needed.   The only issue is carrying/transporting of a handgun.  If carried openly and you never get in/on a vehicle - no license/permit is needed.

The Sportsmans Permit is only $6 or $7 and issued by the county treasurer.  It is only good during hunting, fishing, trapping, and dog training.   The LTCF is $20, issued by the Sheriff, requires a background check, and is good for all lawful purposes.   No reason not to get the LTCF really..   ...its a get out of jail free card just incase you accidentally transport your handguns if you're the type that doesn't carry for protection.
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