Pennsylvania Bill Beefs Up Hunter Harassment Laws

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Pennsylvania Bill Beefs Up Hunter Harassment Laws

A Pennsylvania bill would increase penalties for animal extremists convicted of harassing sportsmen in the field.

Pennsylvania HB 213, introduced by Rep. Robert Godshall, R-Hatfield, would strengthen the state’s hunter harassment law by making the intimidation, coercion, or obstruction of an individual lawfully participating in a hunting activity an act of eco-terrorism. As a result, the penalties for such actions could be more severe.

The bill had overwhelming support and passed the House of Representatives. It was endorsed by the Senate Judiciary Committee and recently passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations Feb. 13. House Bill 213 now awaits a senate floor vote.

Take Action! Pennsylvania sportsmen should contact their state senators and ask them to support HB 213. Encourage them to support the bill to increase penalties for hunter harassment. Contact senators by calling (717) 787-5920 or use the Legislative Action Center at

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