USP has served the grassroots sportsmen of Pennsylvania by
representing tens of thousands of sportsmen for regulatory
relief and legislative help. USP promotes the conservation of the Commonwealth's natural resources, abundant wildlife, and healthy ecosystems; and has a special interest and the experience in the protection of wildlife from major diseases, especially CWD. Without your continued support,
the Unified Sportsmen would not be recognized today as the
most influential sportsmen's organization in Pennsylvania.
For this reason, we ask that you continue to support USP efforts
to defend and promote our rights of hunting, fishing, trapping
are difficult times for our nation and state. They are also
difficult times for sportsmen in Pennsylvania. We need to
be united to exercise vigilance against those who intend to
treat our sports as mere secondary items of importance.
Join the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania?
- Unified Sportsmen is strongly opposed
to any merger of the Fish and Game Commission into one organization,
and will continue to fight for the independence of our state
- Unified Sportsmen is leading the opposition
to the Game Commission's massive deer reduction plan by
adapting the following positions:
- Pennsylvania's deer population is grossly overestimated
by the PGC.
- The PGC does not have a credible system for determining
deer harvests, and consequently does not have an accurate
count of how many deer actually exist in the Commonwealth.
- There is a major discrepancy between the number of
deer on private land vs. public land, as we continue
to reduce an already depleted herd on public land while
private land is the source of our over-population problems.
- The buck to doe ratio is not nearly out of balance
as the PGC claims.
- Antler Restrictions have been found to be detrimental
to the deer herd in other states, and there is no reason
to believe it will be successful here.
- The existing deer management plan is devoid of desired
deer population numbers, and is instead basing the appropriate
number of deer on subjective evaluations such as the
existence of desired plant species.
- Unified Sportsmen has challenged the Game
Commission to improve the habitat on State Game Lands to
sustain hunt able game populations, instead of managing
primarily for timber.
- Unified Sportsmen believe that our youth
are the future of hunting, fishing, and trapping, and every
effort should be made to enhance their opportunity.
- The Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania is
a thriving organization looking to expand our membership
as we seek to represent what we perceive to be the voice
of Pennsylvania's sportsmen. We welcome members as well
as influential people from around the state to attend our
meetings, and offer their input on current issues.
We publish a quarterly newspaper, Pennsylvania Woods &
Waters, which is mailed to members, Legislators, and Government
agencies to keep the public abreast of sportsmen's issues.
USP believes that being politically correct is counter-productive
to the quality of hunting, fishing, shooting, and trapping.
Our Officers and Directors are all unpaid volunteers who are
free to speak their minds without jeopardizing alliances with
other factions within our state.
this sounds like an organization that represents your interests
and beliefs, we would appreciate your support. Please visit
our Membership Application
page for your joining options.
Message from USP’s “NEW” President
USP President Phil Wagner
My name is Phil Wagner, from Union County in Central Pennsylvania. I will be 67 years old next month and have hunted and fished since my father taught me at a young age.