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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pa Mountains, Life Member NRA
Re: 1960 Pa/MI Grouse study, What RGS was trying to do
In reality the politicians in the PGC follow just how many hours in a season each individual species is hunted. These politicians have a tendency to not listen to the professional Biologists, when they make recommendation as to expanding hunting seasons, they want the hunters (Pa Sportsman) to pay a certain amount of money for the hours available to hunt. Bill Palmer our now retired PGC Grouse Biologist found this out, when he recommended expanding the Pa Grouse season, because there were so few Grouse hunters today. In reality the PGC was not suppose to make money, some how this changed over time. We even have multi-usage of our SGL today, however those nonhunters are not made to purchase hunting licenses to use the SGL, some real rotten liberal politics has crept into our PGC. Even now the politicians are trying to combine the PGC and the Pa Fish & Boat Commission to steal the Pa Sportsmans money.
They want to provide less and less and charge more.
In reality a sportsman today must look at the big picture and start to understand
what the politicians want done with our Pa Game Commission, season expansion even with biological proof is hard to accomplish. The liberal politicians do not want it to happen, they would rather listen to the non-hunting public than represent the Pa Sportsman. The same goes for habitat management, in the eastern part of our state the forests need cut so badly our wild life can't even live in it, you do not see
the forests being managed properly, the politicians don't want it to happen.
Never care about what other people believe, be strong and walk in the way of the Lord.