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Game & Fisheries
Rep. Martin Causer
(R-Turtlepoint), chairman of the House Game and Fisheries
Committee, hosted a public hearing about Pennsylvania's deer
management policies on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Coudersport
Volunteer Fire Department, 171 Route 6 West, Coudersport,
PA 16915. Read
Randy Santucci’s article
are a couple articles by John Eveland for your information.
Costs and Benefits of FSC Certification of DCNR Forests
Impact of the DCNR/PGC
Second Amendment Action Day
Metcalf’s second amendment rights rally in Harrisburg Pa on
April 23, 2013 jump started the hearts of an estimated 1,500
supporters. Instead of the normal speakers Representative
Metcalf used active/retired military speakers for the event,
with Executive Director Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America
closing the event.
The sheer amount of people was over whelming as the crowd
grew larger and larger and the true Honor and Pride of the
PA gun owners showed their support as the steps of the capitol
almost disappeared in the mass of bodies representing our
those of you who were able to attend the great turnout at
Harrisburg, USP applauds you. Keep up the writing and calling
on HB 357.
reading on the event
- Gun enthusiasts fill Capitol steps at 2nd Amendment Rally..
There has been so
much new lately regarding the attempts of the anti-gun politicians
and media USP web site has had to generate separate pages
for your reading.
have the perfect poster that should be on a billboard on every
leading into Washington DC, Chicago, New York and Hollywood!!!!!
administration shows disrespect for our
and embassy personnel
By Dr N. Charles Bolgiano
We want to congratulate
you on becoming the Attorney General of Pennsylvania… Read
Owner Town Hall Meeting!
The Unified Sportsmen
of Pennsylvania is organizing a town hall format meeting for
business owners. It is time to expose the damage that has
been done to our rural business community from the over harvesting
of our Whitetail deer resource. Many businesses have expressed
a significant to extreme loss of revenue from hunters that
no longer travel to their camps. This aspect is blamed on
other factors, but is one that many business owners know is
in direct relation to the decimation of our deer herd and
subsequent loss of hunter interest in their area. If you are
a current business owner or have closed your business and
feel this circumstance was a contributing factor to that closure
decision, here is the opportunity to voice your concerns and
be a part of a town hall format meeting. Click
here to register
the Pa Game Commission AGAIN
By Wayne Haas
Not since Ex Commissioner
Roxanne Palone took a verbal swing at the hunters of Pa has
there been a blatant attempt by the PGC to label Pa Deer Hunters
as a bunch of “temper tantrum” children throwing fits because
of the declining deer herd. Read
USP President Randy
Santucci delivered testimony at the September 24th Commissioner
Meeting held in Franklin Pa. challenging her harsh demeaning
analogies in the August edition of Game News and requested
an apology to be printed in the next issue of Game News which
is the official publication of the agency. Read
One of our Board
of Directors received a letter written to Ms Fleegle about
her articles in PA Game News and in his words ask if we could
get it to the nitwit at PGC. He has given permission
to post it on our web site as he wrote it. Read
Management: hunters or environmentalist?
by Don Mallicoat and published by The Asheville Tribune, Asheville,
NC. Read more
N. Charles Bolgiano, PhD
The Unified Sportsmen
of Pennsylvania (USP) has a mandate “to protect and preserve
the environment, our wildlife, and our privileges of hunting,
fishing and trapping.” Read
Sportsmen of Pennsylvania
Supports responsible Drilling.
visit our new gas page.
Beck interview of Ted Nugent!
By Randy Santucci President USP
This video is about
12 minutes long, but extremely worth watching, please watch
the complete video.
Ted Nugent an unknowing
victim of an obscure unprecedented game law in Alaska, explains
the circumstances for Glen Beck in this interview. Once again
the media and it’s partial truths, attempts to discredit one
of the premiere 2nd amendment supporters and promoters of
hunting that exists today. Watch
the interview on this link.
Recently the PGC
has been defending their flawed deer management program with
a survey that they conducted. This sentence from that survey
report will either make you want to cry or it will make you
mad. “Basically the survey of all our stakeholders at
the state level found that 18 percent said there were too
few deer, 20 percent said too many deer, and 54 percent said
about the right amount of deer.” USP is doing our own
survey to rebut this nonsense.
USP's survey and make copies take them to work and hand
them out to you buddies. This survey is open to all hunters
and sportsmen not just our members. For those that do want
to join our fight for the sportsmen/sportswomen please go
to our on
line application or print
the mail able PDF.
With the result
of our survey, we hope Senator Alloway will hold hearing at
An open letter
from our treasurer Pete Kingsley with some survey results.
now on Facebook.
click and join
Independent Assessment of the Pennsylvania
Commission's Estimated 2011 Deer Harvest
ecologist John Eveland completed a study of the Pennsylvania
Game Commission estimated 2011 deer harvest. Read
his report here. Information on John Eveland and other
reports he has published can be read on the Allegheny County
Sportsmen's league web site at www.acsl-pa.org.
have added a new page to
site. Hot Topics
President Randy Santucci was appointed to Governor Tom Corbett's
Advisory Council in a news release issued February 27,
information for our visitors with
regarding the deer situation in their
find your Representative
USP is here for the sportsmen.
President Randy Santucci was interviewed by rock legend and
Ted Nugent at his ranch in Michigan. For
viewing pleasure you can click
be sure to visit our news page for the latest information,
and refresh you pages every visit to insure you view our latest
Hunter feedback about disappointing deer season
Another disappointing deer hunting season, thanks to the PGC's
deer eradication program. We have been getting considerable
feedback from our viewers at
talk back and I have generated a page for our readers
to read that feedback. I have removed their names and
email address for the writer’s privacy. Now that the
holidays are over and the year 2011 closed we can look back
hopefully that is was the year our PA deer mismanagement started
to change. We as hunters can only hope 2012 brings
an end to the devastation of our number one sport hunting
animal, the white tail deer. Read
our disappointed hunters stories.
purpose of the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania is to bring
attention to important issues relating to hunting, fishing,
trapping and shooting. We publish and distribute
a quarterly news letter (Woods & Waters) for our members.
that regular deer hunting season is over, we hope everyone
had a safe hunting season. However, from feedback and complaint’s
we have been getting at USP; the season was another failure
with hunters seeing very few deer. Thanks to the PGC's failed
deer management plan with very few deer remaining, we can
no longer call it hunting, just time enjoying the outdoors.
second archery and primitive flintlock hunting season open;
we ask all hunters to be extremely careful and insure and
identify your target. At this time hunters will be wearing
camouflage while hunting, and not wearing the
florescent orange, and can very
easily blend into the background .
are asking the hunter’s to not shoot a doe and help the deer
sportsmen are well aware there are locations with-in Pennsylvania
that are over populated with deer, but the majority of the
state has had the herd decimated. This sport of hunting must
be preserved for our future generations of children and
grandchildren, change to PGC's self destruction of siding
with the anti-hunters. We sportsmen must band together and
attempt to end the fraud of the PGC.
supports returning to the traditional two week buck season
followed by a two day doe season. We believe the PGC should
go back to doe allocations by county instead of Wildlife Management
Units. If a county has a deer shortage; close that county
and give the herd a chance to build back up. Where there are
an abundance of deer extend the doe season if necessary.
- To promote and
maintain high standards in conservation of our natural resources.
- To cooperate with
State and Federal agencies and all sportsmen organizations
to protect and achieve the needs of both wildlife and sportsmen.
- To defend our heritage
right to hunt, fish, trap, and to protect our constitutional
right to keep and bear arms.
- To promote programs to educate the public
about hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting for all future
the largest independent statewide sportsmen organization in
Pennsylvania, we can accomplish a lot with just a small amount
of money. All of the USP officers are highly motivated, interested,
knowledgeable sportsmen and all are non salaried, and even
our professional full time representative in Harrisburg is
a non salaried officer. In spite of all this we cannot perform
miracles, and we cannot exist without you as a member.
Spring has arrived and we are headed into Summer
the days getting longer everyday.
are enjoying the outdoors!