Tree Stands, Blinds Left on Game Lands Need to be Tagged

Tree stand safety is a major part of the West Virginia DNR’s Hunter Education course.
Tree Stands, Blinds Left on Game Lands Need to be Tagged
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania -(  Tree stands and portable hunting blinds left on game lands and other public-access hunting properties under the Game Commission’s management need to be marked to identify the owner, under a new requirement approved today by the Board of Game Commissioners.

Under existing regulation, tree stands and portable blinds may be set up and left on state game lands and other Game Commission-managed property, but stands and blinds must be removed no later than two weeks after the close of the final deer-hunting season within that Wildlife Management Unit.

However, many stands statewide are left out beyond that deadline each year and on some public access tracts, they seem to be becoming permanent fixtures, the commissioners said.

The proposal would make the owners of such stands and blinds identifiable.

The tagging requirements would be similar to those that apply to trappers. Stands and blinds placed on game lands and other Game Commission managed hunting property would need to be conspicuously marked with a durable and legible identification tag that includes the owner’s first and last name and legal home address, or in the alternative, bears the CID number appearing on the owner’s hunting license, or a number issued by the Game Commission to the stand or blind owner.

The board has noted that it continues to support the temporary placement of tree stands and hunting blinds on state game lands and other Hunter Access properties.

In addition to deer seasons, the overnight placement of portable hunting blinds is permitted on game lands during the spring turkey season within each Wildlife Management Unit.

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Eric Hoppe

On your first post, Work Smarter not harder, thats what the officers do.
On the second post, you are right , they are not giving a far chance to take the accses road to retreive these 75 lbs. latter stands. I would like to see one of them to carry one for 2 miles + up and down muddy hills.

donald feltenberger

yep its me again ok i went with your rules since rules seems to be the best you can do now here is the next problem you say stands must be taking down 2 weeks after the last deer season muzzle loader ends on 1-9 2016 your locking the gates at the top of corsson vally game lands on 1-9-2016 where is the 2 weeks. guess your were to busy making up rules you din-int bother doing the math ps. locking us out of the land we pay to hunt on is a hole norther story what gives you the… Read more »

donald feltenberger

don’t you think your time could be used more useful then setting around a table talking about what new rules you can put in place. seems to me the only thing you want to put any effort in to requires setting down talking. how a bought doing some real labor plant us food plots and i don’t mean only1 here on1 there that is 100 foot by 50 foot . open some deer farms raise some good gen deer get them into or wild to help out. i am 55 years old been hinting since 12 in the woods before… Read more »