Pennsyvlania is cracking down on poachers.
KYW’s Lynne Adkins reports there’s a new law and new penalties for violators.READ MORE: Philadelphia To Begin Offering Children Ages 12-15 Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine On Thursday After CDC's Recommendation
Poaching includes hunters bagging too many animals, hunting in the wrong season, and using the wrong weapon. Now they’ll be hit with large fines and jail time if found guilty, according to Jerry Feaser, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Game Commission:
“Even if the poaching of a single deer were to take effect now that would carry a minimum of a $1,000 fine and 90-days in jail and 5 years license revocation.”READ MORE: Gasoline Shortage Appears To Be Creeping Into Philadelphia Region As Colonial Pipeline Resumes Operations
He says for years, the commonwealth was too easy on poachers:
“You basically saw summary violations amounting to several hundred dollars in fines and that’s about it.”MORE NEWS: Man Shot 11 Times, Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Quadruple Shooting, Police Say
He says poaching is a large problem in the Commonwealth.