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Pigeon Shoot Not Illegal
Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler says hunters shooting pigeons along the Delaware River are not violating the law. He says he will not prosecute members of the Philadelphia Gun Club in Bensalem, and animal cruelty citations filed by a Humane Society police officer should be dismissed.
He says there’s no question that Pennsylvania law allows hunters to shoot pigeons. The club has held pigeon shoots for more than 100 years at a secluded site along State Road between the river and a heavily wooded area, and its visitors in the past have included Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley.