2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 34 - GAME
Chapter 29 - Special Licenses and Permits
2923 - Disabled person permits.

     § 2923.  Disabled person permits.
        (a)  Use of vehicle as a blind.--
            (1)  Unless further restricted by commission regulation,
        a lifetime permit to hunt from a stationary vehicle may be
        issued to a person with permanent disabilities who qualified
        for a hunting license pursuant to Chapter 27 (relating to
        hunting and furtaking licenses) or who possesses a junior
        resident license under section 2705(2) (relating to classes
        of licenses) and who meets any of the following requirements:
                (i)  Has a permanent or irreversible physical
            disability and is unable to ambulate and requires a
            wheelchair, walker, one leg brace or external prosthesis
            above the knee, two leg braces or external prostheses
            below the knees, two crutches or two canes for mobility.
                (ii)  Suffers significantly from lung disease to the
            extent that forced expiratory volume for one second when
            measured by spirometry is less than one liter or the
            arterial oxygen tension (po) is less than 60 millimeters
            of mercury on room air at rest. This subparagraph would
            also apply to someone who is oxygen dependent 24 hours a
            day, seven days a week.
                (iii)  Suffers significantly from cardiovascular
            disease to the extent that functional limitations are
            classified in severity as class 3 or 4 according to the
            current standards accepted by the American Heart
            Association and where ordinary physical activity results
            in fatigue, palpitation, dyspnea or anginal pain.
                (iv)  Has a disability or combination of disabilities
            creating a minimum impairment of function of or
            equivalent to no less than 90% loss of function in one
            leg or no more than 10% maximal functional use in one leg
            regardless of the functional level of the other leg.
                (v)  (Deleted by amendment).
            (2)  Unless further restricted by commission regulation,
        a permit to hunt from a stationary vehicle may be issued to a
        person who qualified for a hunting license pursuant to
        Chapter 27 and presents an affidavit and doctor's certificate
        stating the applicant has a temporary disability that
        restricts mobility or ambulation of any distance due to
        illness or injury and operative procedures and who either has
        a leg, hip or back or any part thereof casted by a licensed
        physician due to a fracture or has leg, hip or back surgery.
        This permit is only valid for the license year in which
        issued.
            (3)  Permittees shall carry the permit upon their person
        while hunting. Any person named on this permit may hunt while
        using an automobile or other vehicle as a blind. The
        permittee shall not use the vehicle to flush or locate game.
        The vehicle may be used only as a blind or platform from
        which to shoot. The firearm shall be unloaded at all times
        while the vehicle is in motion.
            (4)  Any person who possesses a junior resident license
        under section 2705(2) and otherwise qualifies for a disabled
        person permit must comply with section 2711(a)(8) (relating
        to unlawful acts concerning licenses). Any parent or person
        18 years of age or older serving in loco parentis or as
        guardian or some other family member 18 years of age or older
        shall not use a vehicle as a blind unless that person meets
        the requirements of this section.
        (b)  Regulated hunting grounds.--A permit may be issued to
     hunt on a regulated hunting ground to any person who presents a
     doctor's certificate showing that the person is physically
     unable to walk for an extended period of time, authorizing him
     to hunt for, pursue and kill from an automobile or other vehicle
     on regulated hunting grounds those species of game authorized
     for release on such areas, subject to rules and regulations
     prescribed by the commission. The permittee shall carry the
     permit while hunting on regulated hunting grounds.
        (c)  Bow and arrow or crossbow.--A lifetime permit shall be
     issued to any person who presents a doctor's certificate showing
     that the person is, because of a permanent physical condition,
     unable to hunt with a conventional bow and arrow. A temporary
     permit shall be issued to a person who presents a doctor's
     certificate showing that the person is, because of a temporary
     physical condition, unable to hunt with a conventional bow and
     arrow. A temporary permit issued under this subsection shall be
     valid only for the license year for which the permit is issued.
     The lifetime or temporary permit shall authorize the named
     person to hunt by the use of:
            (1)  A bow and arrow which is held in place by a brace
        secured around the body of the hunter or is triggered with
        the aid of a mechanical device.
            (2)  A crossbow subject to the following restrictions:
                (i)  When hunting deer, bear or turkey, the crossbow
            must have a draw weight of not less than 125 pounds nor
            more than 200 pounds.
                (ii)  The arrows for the crossbow must be tipped with
            broadheads of a cutting edge design.
     The permittee shall carry the permit upon his person at all
     times while hunting.
        (d)  Penalty.--A violation of this section is a summary
     offense of the fifth degree.
     (Aug. 5, 1991, P.L.217, No.24, eff. imd.; June 28, 1993,
     P.L.178, No.37, eff. imd.; May 22, 1996, P.L.310, No.48, eff.
     imd.; Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.1274, No.166, eff. 60 days; Dec. 20,
     2000, P.L.783, No.111, eff. imd.; Dec. 13, 2001, P.L.897, No.98,
     eff. imd.; June 17, 2003, P.L.12, No.5, eff. July 1, 2003; June
     17, 2003, P.L.14, No.6, eff. imd.)

        2003 Amendments.  Act 5 amended subsec. (a) and Act 6 amended
     subsec. (c).

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