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"A Perfect Storm: Grim Scenario
Decimates State's Deer Herd"

By Blaine M. Toy

John Eveland’s commentary entitled, "A Perfect Storm: Grim Scenario Decimates State's Deer Herd"    Read more

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Senators.... Don't Barter With Our Shooting Sports!

By Randy Santucci

On Sunday, HB1750, a bill of questionable priority was scheduled for a Pa. Senate vote.    Read More

Important information gathered and sent to legislators by USP

related to health & social problems caused by pigeons.

Read article

 

IMPORTANT!!

Please contact your State Senator or Representative

and urge him or her to oppose HB1750 and ANY attempt

to ban this or any shooting sport in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania: Senate Committee Amends Pigeon

Shooting Ban into House Bill 1750

Posted on June 26, 2014

By NRA-ILA

Unfortunately, June 26, 2014 the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to amend a ban on pigeon shooting into House Bill 1750 by a 10 to 4 vote. It is now critical that you contact your state Senator and urge him or her to oppose and vote against HB 1750!    Read More

Please call your Senator and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE a pigeon hunting ban amendment to HB 1750.  Contact information for your Representative or Senator can be found here.     Remember once they get their foot in the door they will attempt to kick the door open and ban all hunting.

It looks like this was a effort of the national "animal rights" extremist groups to sneak this issue past PA hunters.     This was scheduled for a full vote on Sunday June 29, 2014, but was postponed due to the efforts of USP and their contacts with the Farm Bureau and others.

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Deer Management Series

By John Eveland

I have written a series of articles intended to be brief accounts of every issue surrounding the deer-reduction program. The Deer Management Series will provide readers with a comprehensive assessment of PGC's unprecedented action, and leave no doubt that deer reduction was a politically-motivated agenda, concocted by less than a handful of state employees that has cost the commonwealth billions in lost dollars and remains unjustified on every front--science, society, economy, legality, public relations, and even common sense.   Read more

John Eveland can be reached at (412)601-0077, or at jfeveland@aol.com.

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Lawless Actions of the
Pennsylvania Game Commission

July 23, 2014
by Blaine M. Toy

The PGC continuously snubs their noses at Pennsylvania’s sportsmen, and the politicians do nothing about it. In fact the PGC has even thumbed their noses at the politicians just to prove how powerful they are.  Read more

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I'm a Hunter

By Nelson Haas


If the Game Commission calls me a stakeholder one more time I'm going to be sick.

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Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania Game Commission’s response to a hunters comment on our website:    Read more

The old proverb you can’t beat city hall is proved more and more by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. They seem to have many liberal Judges in their pockets. The most recent action involves Sunday hunting. Their power should be criminal as it seems the PGC will never be beaten in a major challenge.     Read more

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Research indicates coyote predation

on deer in East manageable

USP president Randy Santucci was invited and presented research on the coyote problem four years ago to the PGC board of commissioners. Dr. Rosenberry refuted the research and they did not take any action. Dr. Rosenberry is acknowledged as a contributor in the current coyote predation article attached. Another time USP was right and the PGC wrong.     Click here to read the article.

Leveling the Hunting Field for Coyotes

By Dr. Dennis Wydra

The use of semi-automatic rifles for hunting in Pennsylvania has been illegal for decades...   Read more

AR Rifles in the Hunting Woods

Modern Sporting Rifle?

They're accurate, they're customizable and they're fun to shoot. Why you're about to see more AR-style rifles in the woods.    Read more

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Second  Amendment Action Day

Tuesday,  April 29, 2014

The Second Amendment Action Day was held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Considering poor weather there was a good showing of second Amendment supporters that attended the rally to show their support of our Second Amendment rights. USP was represented by Treasurer Pete Kingsley, Secretary Blaine Toy and Director At Large Fred Bratchie. For those unable to attend please view the video

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As secretary of USP the follow email was originally intended as a personal conversation. Considering that the discussion was pertinent to the deer-reduction issue, permission was requested to distribute the message on USP's website.

AN INDEPENDENT, SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT OF THE
PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION'S
ESTIMATED 2013 DEER HARVEST

By John Eveland

For the past four years (2010-13), the author has scientifically assessed the Pennsylvania Game Commission's annual deer harvest estimates in order to determine their validity.  Read more

An independent assessment of the

Commissioner's 2014-15 doe allocations.

Special thanks to Greg levengood and John Eveland for sharing this information...    Read more.

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Urban Deer
By Blaine Toy

Recently USP President Randy Santucci was interviewed about an idea he had by John Hayes of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette regarding the overpopulation of urban deer.  Read more

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GAME AND FISHERIES
COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING

The Game and Fisheries Committee held a public deer management hearing on Wednesday March 19, 2014. For those unable to attend click here to watch the video of the meeting.

Fellow Deer Hunters we have never been closer to some meaningful legislative change to our beleaguered deer management plan. If you have never contacted your legislator to voice your concern, now would be a great time time!!

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Vote on HB1576

The vote on HB 1576 has been tabled temporary. However, please ask you legislators to support HB 1576.

The Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania Sportsmen representing 70,000 members and the Pennsylvania State Camp Lessee’s Association representing 50,000 members strongly support the immediate passage of HB 1576.

The Pennsylvania Federation (PFSC) asks for Vote No on HB 1576. But, we ask you, what do they stand for? There spokes-lady is not even a resident of PA, She has residence in Alabama.

In addition to HB 1576 the PFSC and several other groups are the same ones that are against the 5 deer bills discussed Wednesday March 19, 2014 at the Game and Fisheries meeting.   For those unable to attend please click here to view the complete video of the meeting see the support given Randy Santucci's presentation and the questioning of PGC and PFSC views.


The groups below are largest Coalition of Pennsylvania Sportsmen ever seen in Harrisburg speaking at the deer hearing:

  • Allegheny County Sportsmen League, the voice of 200,000 sportsmen.
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Firearms Coalition representing 150,000 – 175,000 members.
  • Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania representing 70,000 members.
  • Firearm Owners against Crime representing 28,000 members and 76,000 total associates.
  • Pennsylvania State Camp Lessee’s Association representing 50,000 members.

 

Protecting Our Endangered Species

By Dr. Charles Bolgiano and

Dr. Dennis Wydra

For the past 100 years, acid rain has been killing our forests, streams, wildlife, and endangered species, and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR),....     Read more

How many endangered species are devastated and killed with each and every acid rain we get? By the time heavy acid rain reaches the headwaters, streams, and rivers, the native trout and other ES are already being decimated. Limestone treatments on streams are too little and much too late. If you want to know what famous fish is harmed the most by acid rain…

Take a look at Penn State’s Dr. Sarma Pisupati’s EGEE 102 online class on acid rain the effects of Acid Rain on Forests and Aquatic Life. Click here and scroll down to this interactive graphic and test your knowledge of the effects of acid rain on fish and aquatic insects and guess which ones die first?

 

Pennsylvania State Representatives:


The Pennsylvania State Camp Association is the largest camp association in Pennsylvania representing well over 50,000 members and associates.  Read more

Unified Sportsmen of PA

Supports HB 1576 and SB 1047 Resolution

ENDANGERED SPECIES COORDINATION ACT

Read more

Conservationists and Sportsmen

Support IRRC Review of T&E Specie

By
Bill Miller, Steve Mohr, Dennis Wydra
Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania

The legislative debate over two companion bills in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would modify the way the commonwealth adds to its list of threatened and endangered (T&E) species has, at times, been educated and rational.    Read more

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It’s Time to Pass the 5 Deer Bills

By Wayne Haas, USP Vice. President

In 2013, USP went to Harrisburg many times and worked with multiple legislators in both parties and in both the House and Senate chambers.     Read more

Deer Letter

By Wayne Bush


I sent the following email to my state senator and state representative. The response that I got from one of them was a little disconcerting.      Read more

GETTING THEIR BANG FOR THE BUCK

By John Eveland

As documented in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (DCNR's) Deer Management Plan, concurrent seasons, antler restrictions, and hunters, themselves, have been used to reduce the deer population and maintain the herd at exceedingly low numbers.   Read more

The Costs and Benefits of FSC Certification of DCNR Forests

Read more

SocioEconomic Impact of the DCNR/PGC
Forest-Certification/Deer-Reduction Program
Read more

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The Marcellus Mess on Elmerton Avenue

Marcellus Is Booming

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Bearly Believable........

By Randy Santucci

For quite a few years now, it is no secret that The Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania has had a rocky relationship with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, primarily over deer management.    Read more

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Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania

is now on Facebook.

Click the image below to view

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Second amendment rights

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.

We have the perfect poster that should be on a billboard on every road
leading into Washington DC, Chicago, New York and Hollywood!!!!!

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Obama administration shows disrespect for our

military and embassy personnel

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Dear General Kane
By Dr N. Charles Bolgiano

We want to congratulate you on becoming the Attorney General of Pennsylvania… Read more

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Wildlife Management: hunters or environmentalist?

Article written by Don Mallicoat and published by The Asheville Tribune, Asheville, NC. Read more

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Letter to Governor Corbett

By 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 More

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Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania  
Supports responsible Drilling.

Please visit our new gas page.

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Glen 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.

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We have added a new page to

our web site.    Hot Topics

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USP President Randy Santucci was appointed to Governor Tom Corbett's Sports Advisory Council in a news release issued February 27, 2012.

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Important information for our visitors with

complains regarding the deer situation in their

area, find your Representative or Senator.

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The USP is here for the sportsmen.

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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.

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One 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.

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No Doe Hunting
Does That Mean Forever?

By Wayne Haas, USP Vice President

The big sign below is self-explanatory, simple, and to the point. No Doe Hunting!

But, does that mean forever, absolutely not. There is nobody that wants to harvest antlerless deer more than USP. But, at the present time in history because of the needless reduction of the deer herd since 2001, we believe there needs to be an increase in the number of deer. We would like to see the day when hunters harvest over 200,000 buck and 200,000 doe and if regulations were changed to only one deer per hunter everywhere except special regulation areas, with 750,000 total hunters, over half of all hunters would take home a deer to enjoy at the table. License sales would be sure to increase and back to the good old days we would go.

Therefore, for a private landowner to have the ability to control their land to make this happen (if wanted), USP has printed and has available the No Doe Hunting signs below. Most PGC Game Lands and DCNR State Forests need these signs too!

 

Pennsylvania's hunting tradition

Now 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.

The 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 .

We are asking the hunter’s to not shoot a doe and help the deer herd recover.

 

 

We 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.

USP 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.

Our missions are:

  • 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 generations.

Being 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. Join Now!

PGC/DCNR Bullshit Lies!!

This picture was taken in either Southern Elk Conuty or Northern Clearfield County

along Arden Road showing a deer fenced area area.   Looking at the area I seen no difference

inside or outside the fence. What a waste of our taxpayer money by PGC and DCNR.

 

 

 

 

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