Why Does the PGC Need More...$$$' ?
The PGC has endorsed a SH Bill.
The PGC, a self-proclaimed agency in desperate needs of assets and additional funding is supporting a SH Bill that would introduce additional operating costs and overhead to an already burdened agency.
If approved, what sacrifice will we as the end user be forced to accept? Where will the cuts be made to existing programs and associated programs, staffing and equipment? I'm concerned that as a self-funded agency that is admittedly over-burdened currently, why would they endorse an increased workload? To do more ineffectively?
Hunter numbers have drastically dwindled, but yet services have not. A company for example, bases operating needs on demand of their product. Demand,or hunter numbers, has been reduced by double digit percentages yet the performance is still lack-luster by the PGC. WCO's covering 100's of square miles of district. So of course, the logical answer, "give us more work", doesn't seem to be a reasonable and prudent solution. In fact, one could easily surmise an exasperation to an already existing problem.
In real life and in private entities, when your demand falters from 1.1 million widgets to 800,000 widgets managements adjustments are made. I don't think I ever recall being asked to work Sunday when my former employer's product was in low demand?
To be fair, obviously it is their hopes that through the marketing of SH the demand for product will increase greater than the costs of providing that product. An admirable plan. In reality, is it really going to bring on 300,000 hunters or is it really just to give the current 800,000 an extra day so that they can get THEIR game that they are seeking?
I have read 100's of posts on multiple threads relating to SH. I have yet to read a post from a person that currently does NOT hunt that WILL hunt if SH is approved. So let'sbe honest here. Is it REALLY about bringing back all those lost souls to the ranks of taking afield? Or, is it about just appeasing those that currently hunt and find it difficult to harvest their quarry and want more opportunity?
It is hard to prevent oneself from believing what one so keenly desires