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what about farming and timber harvesting on game lands.

cutting mature timber makes room for new growth and farming provides more food and cover for big and small game.

i know these practices have dropped off in my area (1 B ) but what about others ?

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I believe the GC is are under the same program as DCNR, 100 years, a harvest of 1% each year. According to state biologists that allows a diverse forest and probably max value. As far as farming with the lack of staff and funding their lucky to get much done at all. I understand some groups volunteer to browse cut and plant but never enough to mack much of a difference.
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i meant like a farm co-op

local farmer plants on SGL's and leaves some unharvested for the wildlife.

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I believe the GC is are under the same program as DCNR, 100 years, a harvest of 1% each year. According to state biologists that allows a diverse forest and probably max value. As far as farming with the lack of staff and funding their lucky to get much done at all. I understand some groups volunteer to browse cut and plant but never enough to mack much of a difference.
I don't buy the excuse that they can't get much browse cutting done on SGL because of limited funds and limited staff. The PGC gets tons of $$$ in the form of P-R funding...money they could use to hire contractors to cut browse...and plant trees and shrubs too.
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i am pretty sure there a tons of sportsmen that know how to use a chainsaw and would be willing to help out and sign release of liability waivers.

better yet, ask the animal lovers that want to use our SGL's for free to help and see what happens there.

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the gc wants to do away with the farming cooperators on all gl in the next five years
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the gc wants to do away with the farming cooperators on all gl in the next five years
WHY ?

isnt it good for both, the farmer and the wildlife?

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theres a biologist in Harrisburg I was told that wants all share croppers off the gamelands. if farm bureau wouldn't have stepped in it would have happened this year instead of over the next five years
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I don't buy the excuse that they can't get much browse cutting done on SGL because of limited funds and limited staff. The PGC gets tons of $$$ in the form of P-R funding...money they could use to hire contractors to cut browse...and plant trees and shrubs too.
Im curious as to how you know this to be true? Do you have a link to some actual figures?

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theres a biologist in Harrisburg I was told that wants all share croppers off the gamelands. if farm bureau wouldn't have stepped in it would have happened this year instead of over the next five years

seems like a stupid move to me.
i was at a retirement breakfast today. some fellow hunters told me the PGC stocked the fisher cats to control the turkey population.

someone from the PGC was on PCN and said something about the deer population in North central part of the state being reduced and the PH was to low to sustain new growth in the forests.

also something about making a deal with the audubon society and some "green" organization over the leaseing of property on State forest land where camps or houses are located on those 99 year leases

they want them gone ?

just what i heard, have to look into this mess.

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