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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Money spent on dealing with the spread of CWD, brings up an interesting point.
Thus far PGC has spent in excess of $3 million from the Game Fund, dealing with CWD and continues to spend money on dealing with CWD.
Since the General Assembly took jurisdiction for farmed deer away from PGC and handed it off to PA-AG several years ago, how much has the AG Dept. spent on CWD?
Neither the Gov's office, nor the General Assembly shows any interest in spending tax dollars on dealing with CWD. They have been asked to furnish more financial assistance to PGC on this issue. I know this, because I was present at a meeting last fall, when budget staffers from the Senate, House and Wolf's people, were asked to do so. So far, crickets.
A recently retired legislative budget staffer that belongs to our gun club, laughed about it when he heard some orgs were pressing for more state funding, saying PGC wasn't gonna get one dime for CWD help.
Research continues on turkey issues and the decline of our grouse population. Funded by PGC. But snarky comments continue, because some politician now is upset about a Game Fund surplus.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B