Pennsylvania game agency toughens rules for shooting ranges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Most people who want to use one of
Pennsylvania’s 29 public shooting ranges on state gamelands now
need a $30 permit or a current general hunting or furtaking
license.

The state Game Commission on Friday announced the rules have
gone into effect. They were imposed after upgrades to the ranges
that include lead remediation, safety barriers and other design
improvements.

There are exceptions for children under age 16, who may use the
ranges for free if they’re in the company of an adult with a permit
or license. Licensed hunters or permit holders can bring one
guest.

Permits are available through the Game Commission’s website, at
agency headquarters in Harrisburg or at its six regional
offices.

The new regulation passed Feb. 1 prohibits all other target
shooting on state gamelands.

 

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