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Proposed changes for 2018/19 Pheasant hunting

The PGC Board of Commissioners gave preliminary approval to the following changes related to Pheasant hunting in 2018/19.

- Require junior hunters to have a pheasant stamp, but there is no cost for it

- Dissolve the Somerset WPRA

- exempt from pheasant permit individuals currently exempted from licensure by statute (My note: I have no idea who this means. I thought everyone was required to obtain a license, though many are "free" except for the $2.90 processing fee).

- allow privately acquired pheasants to be hunted and killed on private property without requirement of a pheasant permit. Private land pheasant hunters don't need a pheasant stamp if they stock their own land and the birds are banded, tagged, marked or receipted.

- Open WMU 2a, 2c, 4c and 5b to both hen and rooster hunting. The only remaining rooster only WMUS will be 4E and 5a (because of WPRA's)
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I mostly agree with the changes.

I believe that they should charge a dollar or two for the jr. permit though. Giving them out for free will side the numbers since lots of people will get one and never participate. I would assume the reason for requiring the permit is to gauge junior participation.
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I'm a proponent of the pheasant stamp but think it makes sense to only require it where the state actually stocks birds.
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not sure what the exemption one means... but i got no problemo with any of that.
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I mostly agree with the changes.

I believe that they should charge a dollar or two for the jr. permit though. Giving them out for free will side the numbers since lots of people will get one and never participate. I would assume the reason for requiring the permit is to gauge junior participation.

A free permit will inflate the number. All a license agent has to do is ask if the buyer wants a free pheasant permit. Who will turn it down?...LOL.
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The PGC Board of Commissioners gave preliminary approval to the following changes related to Pheasant hunting in 2018/19.

- Require junior hunters to have a pheasant stamp, but there is no cost for it

- Dissolve the Somerset WPRA

- exempt from pheasant permit individuals currently exempted from licensure by statute (My note: I have no idea who this means. I thought everyone was required to obtain a license, though many are "free" except for the $2.90 processing fee).

- allow privately acquired pheasants to be hunted and killed on private property without requirement of a pheasant permit. Private land pheasant hunters don't need a pheasant stamp if they stock their own land and the birds are banded, tagged, marked or receipted.

- Open WMU 2a, 2c, 4c and 5b to both hen and rooster hunting. The only remaining rooster only WMUS will be 4E and 5a (because of WPRA's)
Farmers who make their primary primary source of income from farming and their immediate family members may hunt their farms without a hunting license.
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- exempt from pheasant permit individuals currently exempted from licensure by statute
I'm curious if this pheasant stamp exemption includes lifetime license holders.
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A free permit will inflate the number. All a license agent has to do is ask if the buyer wants a free pheasant permit. Who will turn it down?...LOL.

Then the PGC will issue a statement showing that 89% of juniors start out hunting pheasants.

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I'm curious if this pheasant stamp exemption includes lifetime license holders.
Since lifetime license holders are not exempt from licensure , I would think they would still have to buy the stamp. I guess we will have to wait and see.
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Would junior hunters pay an issuing fee....( $1.90 ) ?
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