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NOTES FROM THE
PGC JANUARY MEETING
data for Researching Harvest Rates, management unit 2G was
not included because the harvest rates in 2G are substantially
PGC staff recommended
to the commissioners to change all WMU’s back to a 12 day
concurrent buck/doe season. The commissioners said no.
WMU 2G got split
into an east and west. The eastern side will remain 2G and
the western side will become 2H.
In 2010 the season
opener was changed to a Saturday. It was then reported that
there was an increase in hunters but not significant. In
2011 there was another small increase in hunters and in
2012 the hunters decreased.
data indicated that the population was on the decrease.
Increased reporting of harvested birds by way of the computer
has caused estimated harvests to decline.
Because of a research
study, WMU’s 2G and 2F will only have a 2-week season.
Roe stated that the staff shifted a measuring system in
the middle of a study. Staff answered NO, we shifted the
measuring system because our beginning assumptions were
There was a motion
by the commissioners to put an eight (8) year age limit
to take part in the mentored youth program. After a vote
of 4-4 the motion failed.
GAME COMMISSION EXUBERATES GREAT WISDOM???
By Wayne Haas
It never happened
before so therefore, it can never happen. Wow, what great
logic and wisdom or, what a stupid thing to say. That is
how the PGC explained a bear fatality in Clinton County
on October 16, 2012.
Sadly, Mr. Gary
Lininger died and was found 4 days later. He had cut down
a tree that struck him and then was attacked by a bear.
Clinton County Coroner Donald Walker ordered an autopsy
to determine the cause of death because of the uncertain
circumstances surrounding Lininger’s passing. Walker’s findings
prompted an immediate investigation by state police. Trooper
Matthew McDermott, who headed the probe, released his final
report saying that, while Lininger’s death was accidental,
“a bear attacked the victim. The victim fell a tree; it
struck him, rendering him dazed or unconscious. While in
this state, a bear attacked the victim, which ultimately
resulted in his death.”
Now comes the
PGC’s opinion and exuberating wisdom. “There’s never been
a documented bear killing of a human in Pennsylvania. With
that said, we dispute that this was a bear attack that killed
this individual,” the agency’s supervisor for the Northcentral
Region based in Jersey Shore, told The Express.
My point to this
tragedy is not whether the forensic evidence proves one
side over the other. My point is that the State Police just
like hunters, Legislators, callers to PCN, testifiers in
Senate hearings, or kids that want a new ball – we are all
wrong. Only the Game Commission is right.
But we are not
to worry as the PGC exuberates great wisdom. Remember, If
it never happened before, it can’t happen.
Sportsmen of PA's latest
bulletin. May 2013
or print bulletin
and Fish News!
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission frequently sends
feedback information to Unified Sportsmen of PA web site
for providing the Pennsylvania sportsmen with the latest
news. Unfortunately the Pennsylvania Game commission does
not seem to be interested in the sportsmen, and seems more
interested in the forestry, anti hunters, etc.... Invitations
have been sent for the PGC to attend our meetings to provide
hunting news to our members, however, they never
accept the invitation. When items of interest
are received we will post them on our web site for the sportsmen
Fish and Boat Commission
We have received
so many new releases from the PFBC we had to give them their
own page for information they provide for the Pennsylvania
visit their page.
DEER WARS GETS NATIONAL ATTENTION
USP President Randy
Santucci was recently interviewed by rock legend and avid
hunter/outdoors-man Ted Nugent at his ranch in Michigan.
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