Mullery introduces legislation to reduce penalty for forgotten hunting

HARRISBURG, May 26 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today introduced legislation to significantly lessen the penalty for hunters who forget their license when they go into the woods.

House Bill 2110 would reduce to $50 the penalty for people who have a hunting license but simply forget to bring it with them. Currently, the code treats hunting without buying a license and hunting but forgetting to bring a license as the same, with a fine of no less than $250 and no more than $500.

“While it is important for a hunter to have their license on them while in the woods, sometimes human nature gets the best of them and they just forget and leave it either at home or in their vehicle,” Mullery said. “My legislation would make the punishment less harsh for forgetfulness, which occasionally happens to people.”