In a demonstration, a Game Commission K-9 retrieves a shell casing and duck wing that showcased its ability to help game law investigations. York Daily Record
All Pennsylvania shooting ranges are now open after closing to the public or limiting services in March because of COVID-19.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced that the last of its closed shooting ranges opened this weekend as the rest of the state moved into the yellow phase.
Within those counties, any rifle, shotgun, pistol and archery ranges on state game lands have reopened and regular hours of operation have resumed.
“While most state game lands shooting ranges have been back up and running for at least a couple of weeks, these final reopenings ensure hunters, trappers and other properly permitted target shooters can resume practice at their range of choice,” said Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans Burhans. “The agency already has extended the validity of 2019-20 shooting range permits, which will expire on Aug. 31 rather than June 30, so there are nearly three full months for shooters to make up for lost time, and I wish them the best in doing so.”
The Game Commission closed all shooting ranges on state game lands in late March in accordance with Gov. Tom Wolf’s guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
To accomodate for the closures, the Game Commission has extended the life of 2019-2020 shooting-range permits. Instead of expiring June 30, the permits will be considered valid until Aug. 31.
Furtaker licenses, also set to expire June 30, will be honored for range use through Aug. 31.
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