Re: House game and fishery deer management meeting
Yes there is a reason, that is the way they began, under the Governors control with an agency head that is a political hack given the job for supporting the governors run for office and who changes every time a Governor changes. All monies raised by the agency goes into the general fund and when it is time for the annual budget the game and fish agencies are at the end of the line. I know a lot of people in those game and fish agencies and every one of them wishes they had what PA has. Anyone who wants to see consolidation is shooting themselves in the foot. Perhaps you believe some political hack picked by the governor as a political favor is good for the sportsmen and women, I don't, perhaps you think it is a good thing that all money, license fees, permit fees, logging and mineral and gas from game lands goes into the general fund where it can be squandered by the Governor and general assembly for pet projects to get them re elected, again, I do not. This whole thing is about the Game fund and control and the people in government that are making noise are in it, they are making noise so no one looks at them. It would be flat stupid for any hunter to support giving the Governor and the general assembly total control over our game and fish agencies because you have a bone to pick because they do not acquiesce to your whims and wants. You may want to think about who just cheered for you, his record on understanding what is happening, leaves a lot of room for improvement.
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!