Digest Errors Corrected on Agency’s Website Version

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Pennsylvania's Annual Digest of RegulationsEach year, after the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners April meeting, agency staff rush to get 1.3 million copies of the annual digest of regulations printed for distribution to license buyers by mid-June.  Sometimes, an error gets through.

“This year, we have found a few corrections that were not made until after all of the 2008-09 digests were printed,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director.  “We have made the corrections to the version of the digest that appears on the agency’s website, and encourage hunters to consider marking these changes in the printed copies they received when they purchased their licenses.”

Perhaps the most significant change is to several boundaries of Wildlife Management Units on pages 44 and 45.  When outlining the boundaries for WMU 5C in the digest, the map provided is correct, but the first sentence reflects the old boundary.  The first sentence in the description needs replaced with this: “From Maryland/PA state line, north along the Octoraro Creek to Rt. 372. Rt. 372 east to Rt. 10 north to Interstate 76. I-76 west to Rt. 222.”

Similarly, the maps for WMUs 5B and 3D are correct, but the descriptions reflect last year’s boundaries. 

The correct description for WMU 5B is: From the Maryland/PA state line, PA Rt. 94 north to US Rt. 15 near York Springs. US Rt. 15 north to I-81 near Harrisburg. I-81 east to I-78 to PA Rt. 61 near Hamburg. Rt. 61 south to US Rt. 222 near Reading. Rt.  222 south to I-76. I-76 east to PA Rt. 10 near Morgantown. Rt. 10 south to PA Rt. 372 near Parkesburg. Rt. 372 west to the Octoraro Creek near Christiana and then south to the Maryland line.

The correct description for WMU 3D: From New Jersey/PA line, Portland Toll Bridge to PA Rt. 611 at Portland. PA Rt. 611 south to PA Rt. 512 near Mount Bethel. PA Rt. 512 west to PA Rt. 946 near Mooretown. PA Rt. 946 west to PA Rt. 248 near Berlinsville. PA Rt. 248 north to I-476. I-476 north to I-80 near White Haven. I-80 west to I-81 near Drums. I-81 north to US  Rt. 6 near Scranton. US Rt. 6 east to PA Rt. 652 at Indian Orchard. PA Rt. 652 east to New York/PA state line.

On page 21, under the “Decoys” section, the last two sentences are to be replaced with this: “Any decoy, including electronic decoys, used in the trapping or hunting of furbearers is permitted.

On page 79, with the fluorescent orange graphic description for archery deer and bear hunters (middle graphic), last year’s early Muzzleloader Season/Special Antlerless Firearm Season dates were not changed to reflect the new season dates. The season dates for these two seasons are correct everywhere else in the digest, but the dates were listed on the fluorescent orange page to better define what seasons orange requirements pertain to.