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PGC Board of Commissioners Meeting Testimony
PGC Board of Commissioners Meeting
April 8, 2019
President Layton, Commissioners, Executive Director Burhans, Deputy Executive Director Grohol, and
Palmer, Staff, & guests:
My name is Harold Daub, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and
Conservationists. Today is my first official day on the job for this eighty-seven-year-old organization. I am
extremely honored and happy to be providing my organization’s input on important Pennsylvania Game
Commission issues as my first act as Executive Director. Historically, this agency and our organization have
worked very closely on wildlife management issues and sportsmen’s interests, and I look forward to further
cultivating and strengthening our relationship. I will remind everyone that one of our original five founders
was Ross L. Leffler, a name very familiar and dear to this agency and this campus. Mr. Leffler served as the
first chairman of PFSC.
PFSC’s membership is made up of affiliated clubs, individual members, and statewide organizations with
like-minded goals and interests in conservation efforts.
I want to remind everyone of the PFSC mission: To protect and conserve Pennsylvania’s natural resources,
outdoor heritage, and Second Amendment Rights. From the very beginning, this organization was
concerned with conservation issues in Pennsylvania. PFSC was the driving force behind the passage of
Pennsylvania’s Clean Streams Act in 1937 helping bring our waterways and streams to the point they are
Today's dominant topic is, of course, the proposed Saturday opener. Our Delegates, Board of Directors, and
Executive Staff met just two weekends ago and the voting results did not support this proposed change to
the current deer season schedule. Concerns included tradition, and the impact it will have on hunter’s
schedules due to the deer season opening just two days after the Thanksgiving holiday.
A topic that is also of extreme importance to all Pennsylvanians is the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease. We
support and will be working to see additional funding provided to fight this terrible disease. PFSC recently
met with representatives of the Governor’s office and Senate Appropriations Committee requesting more
funding for both the Department of Agriculture and Pa. Game Commission. We will also seek federal
resources since this is a national issue.
While on the topic of finances, PFSC strongly supports and is requesting legislation be introduced to allow
the PGC to set Pennsylvania hunting license fees.
The PFSC is alive, healthy, and growing. I encourage everyone in this room to join PFSC. We are on the
front lines in Harrisburg, so you can be in the woods, on the water, and at the range.