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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-15-2015, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Changes to Mentored Youth Program!

I got this email today:


Dear Erik,

The PGC Commissioners have proposed putting an age restriction (9) on the highly popular Mentored Youth Hunting Program for deer, bear and turkey hunting. Their reasons are based on antidotal concerns about poaching and safety issues.

PFSC is opposed to this proposed change. There is no correlating data to substantiate their claims. We believe the parent/mentor and child should make the decision when the child is ready to participate in a hunt.

If there are
violations
occurring within this program, they should be handled like any other game law violation, and not penalize an entire program for what appears to be mostly imaginary worries of a few bad apples. The positive results from the program and the gains in youth hunters far outweigh any
perceived
negative issues or complaints from anti-hunters.

What do you think? Let us know, and send your comments to the commissioners:

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Email them your comments!

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Re: Changes to Mentored Youth Program!

Wasn't sure where this should go, if the mods think it should go somewhere else move it!

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Re: Changes to Mentored Youth Program!

If you are unaware, there is a long thread in general about this. Folks are fired up for sure.

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Re: Changes to Mentored Youth Program!

Big issue, One in General will last another day, maybe two.

Won't hurt to have another thread in this forum that will last far longer.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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Re: Changes to Mentored Youth Program!

A recent action by the Governor may turn this issue upside down. My respect for what is going on at Elmerten is ebbing by the hour.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-16-2015, 12:48 AM
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Re: Changes to Mentored Youth Program!

bear is not one of the species that a mentored youth can hunt.

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Re: Changes to Mentored Youth Program!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwd canon 40D
bear is not one of the species that a mentored youth can hunt.
I see no reason why bear shouldn't be included someday...if the tag is transferred to help insure the experience is honestly done for the kid.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-19-2015, 01:35 PM
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Re: Changes to Mentored Youth Program!

Threads get locked, the issues remains.


Send your comments to where it really matters:


What do you think? Let us know, and send your comments to the commissioners:

[email protected]

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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Re: Changes to Mentored Youth Program!

Pa chapter of the NWTF is urging its members to contact the BOC on this as well.

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Re: Changes to Mentored Youth Program!

When will they vote on this?

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