S1848 (Senators Bob Smith (D-17), Jennifer Beck (R-11) (Our top priority.) As the Senate returns from summer holiday, Senator Smith will press his colleagues to pass S1848, the Poaching Bill. Once again, we are asking that you again contact your Senator to express your strong opposition to this cruel, irresponsible, and ecologically damaging measure. The Poaching Bill (S1848) would expand the killing deer on forest stewardship and commercially logged lands by poaching methods long banned as unethical, unsporting, and unsafe. Methods include killing animals directly over bait, any time of day or night, the use of vehicles, and jacklighting, or stunning deer with strong lights. Under Pennsylvania anti-poaching laws, first-time offenders who jacklight deer at night face ninety days in jail. The poaching practices will be permitted on stewardship lands, a significant portion of which are leased by hunting clubs and managed for "trophy bucks"