|Posted:||February 22, 2013 01:45 PM|
|From:||Representative Michael K. Hanna|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Legislation Amending the Duties of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Providing for an Antlerless Deer Harvest Committee|
|In the near future, I will be introducing legislation designed to focus the mission of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) on sportsmen, while also giving hunters more involvement in the management of whitetail deer.
As you may know, the PGC is responsible for managing game in the Commonwealth. Within the last decade, the PGC has changed their deer management strategy. This change has demonstrated that the PGC is not considering the needs of sportsmen. As such, the legislation that I will be introducing would amend the duties of the PGC to focus primarily on serving the interests of sportsmen, including maximizing the sustainable yield of the whitetail deer herd.
This legislation would also establish an Antlerless Deer Harvest Committee. Currently, the PGC determines antlerless deer allocations with minimal public involvement. Under this legislation, an Antlerless Deer Harvest Committee would review the information and calculations and accept the recommendations or propose their own allocations. The decision of the committee would be binding on the PGC.
Since sportsmen are the primary means used by the PGC to manage game, I believe it is imperative that we ensure that the PGC is serving the interests of our sportsmen and providing for their involvement in the management of our wildlife resources.
If you have any questions, please contact Alycia Laureti via e-mail at email@example.com or via phone at 2-2283.
MALONEY, GERGELY , AUMENT, CALTAGIRONE , D. COSTA, CUTLER , EVERETT , FABRIZIO , GODSHALL , GOODMAN, HESS , KORTZ , KOTIK , KRIEGER, LONGIETTI , MIRABITO, MULLERY, READSHAW , WATERS , YOUNGBLOOD , MURT , STEVENSON and GIBBONS
Introduced as HB1382