Full Statute Name:  Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. Crimes and Offenses. Part II. Definition of Specific Offenses Article G. Miscellaneous Offenses. Chapter 76. Computer Offenses. Subchapter D. Unlawful Use of Computers. § 7641. Computer-assisted remote harvesting of animals

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Primary Citation:  18 Pa.C.S.A. § 7641 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2024 Alternate Citation:  18 Pa. Stat. and Consol. Stat. Ann. § 7641 (West) Date Adopted:  2006 Historical: 
Summary: This statute prohibits computer-assisted remote hunting and the operation of computer assisted hunting facilities in the state of Pennsylvania. Violation is a misdemeanor of the third degree.


(a) Offense defined.--A person who engages in computer-assisted remote harvesting of an animal or provides or operates a facility for another person to engage in computer-assisted remote harvesting of an animal commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(b) Definitions.--As used in this section, “computer-assisted remote harvesting of an animal” means the use of a computer or software to control remotely the aiming and discharge of any implement that allows a person who is not physically present at the location of that implement to harvest an animal located in this Commonwealth. The term does not include such use at an establishment as defined under section 2 of the act of July 9, 1968 (P.L. 304, No. 151),1 known as the Pennsylvania Meat and Poultry Hygiene Law of 1968.


2005, Nov. 1, P.L. 329, No. 63, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 3, 2006].

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