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Governor Wolf Signs Bill Allowing Semi-Automatic Weapons for Hunting

HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill lifting the ban on semi-automatic rifles as well as some others for hunting in Pennsylvania. It would also al...

HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill lifting the ban on semi-automatic rifles as well as some others for hunting in Pennsylvania.

It would also allow for the use of air- and gas-powered rifles.

Hunters cannot use those weapons just yet, however.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission still must set regulations and rules on when and where hunters can use such weapons.

Those weapons are not allowed for the last day of bear season on Wednesday, November 23, or for rifle deer season, which starts next week.