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State to consider night-vision and infrared optics for Furbearer HUNTING
Sep 25, 2020 07:15 ET

(Reprinted from above link)

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will consider the use of night-vision and infrared-thermal scopes and other optics, both handheld and mounted to firearms, in hunting furbearers at an online meeting Saturday, September 26.

Furbearers that may be hunted in Pennsylvania are coyote, fox, raccoon, bobcat, opossum, skunk, weasel and porcupine.

Under state guidelines to minimize the effects of coronavirus, the meeting will be held online, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Game Commission staff will open the meeting with various reports followed by commissioner consideration of short agenda of proposals for voting.

Because this meeting will be held only online, the process for accepting public comment is different than usual. Comments can be emailed to pgccomments@pa.gov.

Those who, in recent months, already have emailed comments about policy matters and agenda items do not need to do so again; those comments have been forwarded to the board.

Some people also took advantage of the opportunity to register in advance to record comments.

All submitted public comments will be sent to the board to be read and heard before the meeting.

To watch the virtual meeting live, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7520131078386532621?source=press. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Contact Marcus Schneck at mschneck@pennlive.com.