The proposed Pennsylvania hiking ban that would be put in place during hunting season has been dropped from the current Game Commissioner’s agenda.
The proposal to implement a Pennsylvania hiking ban during hunting season has been placed on hold by the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.
The proposed Pennsylvania hiking ban would restrict hikers from using state game lands and require anyone without a hunting or furtakers license to obtain a free permit to use game lands.
Board President Robert W. Schlemmer announced the entirety of an agenda item proposing creation of a state game lands user permit, including the Pennsylvania hiking ban, has been deleted from the recent meeting agenda. The proposal also called for adding hiking to a list of activities than can only occur on Sundays during the height of hunting season.
Schlemmer told reporters, the board received hundreds of public comments regarding the Pennsylvania hiking ban, and needs more time to speak with hunters and officials about implementing the proposal.
More on the agenda for the January meeting is available at the Game Commission’s website.