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#3179522 - Thu Nov 14 2013 03:57 AM Bounty on coyotes???
Renny28 Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 12 2001
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#3179535 - Thu Nov 14 2013 04:53 AM Re: Bounty on coyotes??? [Re: Renny28]
trapperrick Offline
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Registered: Sat Feb 11 2012
Posts: 3009
Loc: Somerset County, PA
It says that it would authorize the PGC to pay $25.00 per coyote. Is the game commission willing to shell out that kind of money? It sounds to me like it's some disgruntled deer hunting legislator trying to force the PGC into this.
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#3179548 - Thu Nov 14 2013 05:43 AM Re: Bounty on coyotes??? [Re: trapperrick]
dietsch Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 12 2010
Posts: 2500
Loc: north east
I saw this the other day . mike peifer lives about a mile from me . know him fairly well . why he would do this is beyond me . i'll have to ask him next time I see him . he's a big hunter ,mostly rabbits .

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#3179590 - Thu Nov 14 2013 07:21 AM Re: Bounty on coyotes??? [Re: Renny28]
Bluetick Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 31 2003
Posts: 24545
Loc: Franklin County
Bill was introduced by Representative PEIFER
District 139 Republican, serving Monroe County (Part), Pike County (Part), Wayne County (Part)


He swears the coyotes are killing all the deer and peoples pets...

The bill main tenets are a dedicated $700,000 withdraw from the game fund to pay a $25 bounty on coyotes.


Of course, people have told him that all such efforts have failed in all places it was tried. Temporary reductions turn into huge increases and larger litters due to more available food.

Then the reduction in hide prices due to more being available.


This bill passed the house G&F Committee today. Needs two more votes in the house and then a full senate run as well.

Bad bill - we all know it.


If you oppose this bill, contact your representative and be clear in your opposition.


Find Your Legislator

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/index.cfm
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#3179592 - Thu Nov 14 2013 07:23 AM Re: Bounty on coyotes??? [Re: Renny28]
Bluetick Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 31 2003
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Loc: Franklin County
Oh yeah, this is not state money. this bounty will be paid out of the game Commissions Game Fund. Our money from our license fee's.

Less money for the habitat work, fixing GL roads and access. Less money for everything that frankly most are demanding more be done on. Worse, it just plain will not work.

Bill text is here (short read):

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legi...534&pn=2049


How they voted in the committee:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legi...3&rNbr=1219
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#3179828 - Thu Nov 14 2013 10:14 AM Re: Bounty on coyotes??? [Re: dietsch]
casey Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 21 2002
Posts: 9398
Loc: milford pa-pike county
Originally Posted By: dietsch
I saw this the other day . mike peifer lives about a mile from me . know him fairly well . why he would do this is beyond me . i'll have to ask him next time I see him . he's a big hunter ,mostly rabbits .



All this is is feel good legislation.Mike has a huge problem with yotes on his land.

He's tried telling me that we're "infested" with yotes and that hunters won't shoot yotes because the fur has no value. jestera


Bottom line it's all about the legislators having control over the PGC!
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#3179979 - Thu Nov 14 2013 12:53 PM Re: Bounty on coyotes??? [Re: Renny28]
Hilltophunterspa Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 04 2012
Posts: 6
Loc: Chester County, PA
Just spoke to my reps office voicing my opinion against this bill I suggest everyone does the same. They also told me where to get info on this and other bill progress so here is the link http://www.legis.state.pa.us/ .
Going to call the senators office next.

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#3180229 - Thu Nov 14 2013 05:11 PM Re: Bounty on coyotes??? [Re: casey]
holedigger Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 21 2003
Posts: 2277
Loc: northern Dauphin Co.
Originally Posted By: casey
Originally Posted By: dietsch
I saw this the other day . mike peifer lives about a mile from me . know him fairly well . why he would do this is beyond me . i'll have to ask him next time I see him . he's a big hunter ,mostly rabbits .


So we're to drop $700,000 of our $4 cuz HE has a yote problem??? This boy needs a new job - maybe someone will PAY him to hunt coyotes, but I don't want to!


All this is is feel good legislation.Mike has a huge problem with yotes on his land.

He's tried telling me that we're "infested" with yotes and that hunters won't shoot yotes because the fur has no value. jestera


Bottom line it's all about the legislators having control over the PGC!


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#3180297 - Thu Nov 14 2013 06:20 PM Re: Bounty on coyotes??? [Re: Renny28]
dietsch Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 12 2010
Posts: 2500
Loc: north east
casey ,he is a bit off the wall . love it in bear season when I get a text from someone in his gang ... hey ,hows it going for you guys ,we shot two coyotes . I then respond . good here we killed a few bears ,and then I get pics of coyotes the next day again telling me how they shot a few more so I send them pics of some more bears and keep telling them to shoot all the coyotes . you would think that they could do the math and figure it out jestera

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#3180301 - Thu Nov 14 2013 06:22 PM Re: Bounty on coyotes??? [Re: Renny28]
338/378wm Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 14 2010
Posts: 973
Loc: pa
I would gladly support this

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