PA Hunter Lands Huge Fine for Fake Permit

A Pittsburgh man has been fined $1,100 after presenting a…

A Pittsburgh man has been fined $1,100 after presenting a wildlife conservation officer with a phony shooting-range permit he could have bought for $30.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission views the case as a reminder for those who take target practice at ranges on state game lands, where most participants who do not possess valid hunting or furtaker licenses must hold permits to use the range.

Both hunting licenses and shooting-range permits for 2013-14 will go on sale soon.

Hunting licenses go on sale June 10, three weeks before the start of the new license year. Those needing shooting-range permits for 2013-14 must wait until July 1 to buy them. The permits that are on sale now are valid until June 30. The next permit period runs from July 1 to June 30, 2014.

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