(3) Discharge armor piercing, incendiary, explosive, tracer or multiple projectile ammunition. No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit. 2464; amended March 8, 1991, effective March 9, 1991, 21 Pa.B. The provisions of this § 135.183 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. Licensed hunters or permit holders can bring one guest. Pa. The new regulation passed Feb. 1 prohibits all other target shooting on state gamelands. 949. The provisions of this § 135.182 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. The Pennsylvania Game Commission said that permits will be available wherever licenses are sold. Folks I met there were friendly respectful and helpful. Permits for 2019 through 2020 are available on the Outdoor Shop. Range users shall remove targets from range backboards when shooting is completed and prior to leaving the range. In addition to the periods in this section for public use of the range, the Regional Director or a designee has discretion to grant special use of the range during any period. (7) Shoot clay birds anywhere except areas designated by the Director by signs stating that clay bird shooting is permitted. Please direct comments or questions to. This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 135.181 (relating to rifle and handgun ranges). The commission maintains about 30 shooting ranges on state game lands. (10) Use a Commission range in violation of any other requirement of this section or posted signage. (5) Discharge a bow or crossbow more than six times successively if another person is using the range. The provisions of this § 135.183 adopted May 25, 2018, effective May 26, 2018, 48 Pa.B. The provisions of this § 135.181 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. 2464; amended December 1, 1995, effective January 7, 1995, 25 Pa.B. (8) The appropriate regional director or a designee may close a range by posting signs to that effect. 176), the following pertain to lands under Commission ownership, lease or jurisdiction designated as rifle or handgun ranges: (1) Rifle and handgun ranges are open from 8 a.m., prevailing time, until sunset Monday through Saturday and from 12 noon to sunset Sunday, unless otherwise posted; except the Sunday immediately preceding and any Sunday throughout the duration of the regular firearms deer seasons and the regular firearms bear seasons, when the hours are 8 a.m. to sunset. 176, Half Moon Township, Centre County: (1) Ranges are open to the public Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m., prevailing time, to sunset. An individual using Commission- owned ranges does so at his own risk and assumes all responsibility for injuries to a person or property caused by or to him. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. 1. to generate income for the maintenance of ranges. The Commission may designate any range as a handgun only range by posting appropriate signage. (6) When more than one person is using the range, a range officer shall be designated. (8) Use a Commission range in violation of any other requirement of this section or posted signage. (8) Load or discharge a firearm or use a range facility for any reason without possessing a valid Pennsylvania hunting or furtaker license or a Commission-issued range permit … This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 135.182 (relating to ranges, State Game Lands No. Hunters use a state game land shooting range in Dauphin County. Shooting Range Permits Now On Sale June 27, 2019 at 9:24 pm Filed Under: Local TV , PA Game Commission , Pennsylvania Game Commission , Permits , Shooting Range This marks the first time you can buy physical permits at places besides the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters and six other offices. Users are prohibited from intentionally shooting at or damaging the frames or stands constructed by the Commission to mount permanent target backboards. The state Game Commission today announced the rules have gone into effect. (8) Load or discharge a firearm or use a range facility for any reason without possessing a valid Pennsylvania hunting or furtaker license or a Commission-issued range permit signed by its holder. (a) General provisions. Sunday I, along with two friends, used the range. They were imposed after upgrades to the ranges that include lead remediation, safety barriers and other design improvements. (b) Prohibited acts. This subchapter cited in 58 Pa. Code § 135.41 (relating to State Game Lands). 2715. Keep journalists asking the hard questions. (a) General provisions. The provisions of this § 135.181 adopted June 19, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. (4) Be intoxicated, use or possess an intoxicating beverage or controlled substance on the range. In addition to § 135.2 (relating to unlawful actions) and except as provided in § 135.182 (relating to ranges, State Game Lands No. (7) Operate, manipulate or discharge a bow or crossbow in negligent disregard for the safety of other persons present at or nearby the range. This is specifically intended to include loading a bow or crossbow, operating or manipulating a loaded bow or crossbow, or discharging a bow or crossbow anywhere on the firing range while another person is downrange. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Shooters using ranges must be in possession of their valid licenses or permits, and must follow all other range rules.