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Maloney: Resolution to study why decline in hunting licenses issued in PA

HCO2695 By Maloney. Resolution directing the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the reasoning behind the decline in the number of hunting licenses issued in Pennsylvania in recent years.



* October 11, 2019 02:04 PM

* Rep. David M. Maloney, Sr.

* A Study of the Decline in the Number of Hunting Licenses Issued in

* Pennsylvania

* In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution directing the

* Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the

* reasoning behind the decline in the number of hunting licenses issued

* in Pennsylvania in recent years.

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* In the fiscal year 2013-14 the Pennsylvania Game Commission issued

* 952,989 hunting licenses, declining to just 867,853 this fiscal year,

* with an anticipated reduction of over 7,000 licenses in 2019-20. This

* decline may be a result of various factors, including but not limited

* to, a lack of educational opportunities for young people to learn

* hunting and gun safety, or an absence of education regarding the

* importance of game management throughout the Commonwealth. There is a

* need for definitive information in order for the General Assembly to

* draft and enact comprehensive legislation to reverse this continuing

* decline.

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* This resolution would provide the General Assembly with a knowledge

* base to develop substantial legislation in order to preserve the

* Commonwealth's proud hunting tradition.

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hope it works and reverses the downward spiral, the hunting industry and traditions helps local economies keep thriving
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I'm sorry but half these legislators can't find they're arse with both hands. They know how to pander though. " draft and enact comprehensive legislation to reverse this continuing decline"

It sounds good but we all know the decline will continue. No amount of money for studies will reverse anything. Waste of funding. Times change and culture evolves. Unfortunately here on the east coast hunting culture will fade faster than more remote states. A rapidly changing societal outlook of hunting is the main culprit. Most people I know under thirty five years of age think I'm a barbarian because I hunt. No need to kill a deer. Go to the grocery store. What kind of legislation can reverse that thinking?

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I'm sorry but half these legislators can't find they're arse with both hands. They know how to pander though. " draft and enact comprehensive legislation to reverse this continuing decline"

It sounds good but we all know the decline will continue. No amount of money for studies will reverse anything. Waste of funding. Times change and culture evolves. Unfortunately here on the east coast hunting culture will fade faster than more remote states. A rapidly changing societal outlook of hunting is the main culprit. Most people I know under thirty five years of age think I'm a barbarian because I hunt. No need to kill a deer. Go to the grocery store. What kind of legislation can reverse that thinking?
That is all it is, pandering to an ignorant public. The downward trend with hunter numbers is Nation wide and these overpaid under worked clowns are going to solve the problem. Name anything they have solved!

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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Established and nationally-respected research entities have done numerous studies on the causes and factors involved in the decline of hunting all across the nation.

Someone please try to explain how another study by the state legislature will change anything, or lead to some magic reversal?

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WAIT !!!! You mean that a Saturday Rifle Deer opener and adding 3 Sundays to the books won't reverse the decline ?????????


Then why the he** did they pass the Saturday opener ?
And why the He** allow Sunday hunting for all species ?

Majority of buyers said no to both and yet here we are !


Too many people dont want to try and hunt, they just want to GET and the more they GET the more they want !
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Please show us a fairly presented and widely published poll, that indicates a majority of PA hunters disapprove of additional SH.
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Isn't Maloney the one that wants the answer to be "PGC mismanaged the deer herd so no one is hunting anymore." ??

“Aw, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. Fourteen percent of all people know that.”

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On top of all the other reason why some can't hunt, Work,sports,travel, social activities, so on, Only going to get worst if we don't control CWD in this State.
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