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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-01-2012, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Formation of state advisory council pleases outdoorsmen

By Bob Frye, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, January 1, 2012



Sportsmen were all abuzz the week before Christmas, trying to figure out what was to come of a mysterious "deer management stakeholders meeting" called by Gov. Tom Corbett's office.

Roughly a dozen groups were invited to the Capital. None of them -- including the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania, Quality Deer Management Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, among others -- seemed to know what the meeting was about.

It turns out, it wasn't about deer. In fact, when some tried to talk about deer, they were stopped.

"The purpose was primarily to discuss issues and the formation of a Sportsmen's Advisory Council, pretty much along the lines of the previous incarnations of the same," said Denny Fillmore, the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs representative at the meeting.

Gov. Tom Ridge had a similar council; so, too, did Gov. Ed Rendell. They generally served as a conduit for taking grassroots concerns from sportsmen to the Governor and other elected officials, and recommended candidates for the Pennsylvania Game and Fish and Boat commissions.

Corbett's team said months ago the current Governor had plans to have a council, too. As recently as a few days prior to this meeting, though, spokesman Gary Miller said that while those plans were moving forward, "no announcement is imminent."

Seems the process is moving quickly. That was taken as good news by most of those at the meeting, said Don Heckman, representative of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

"There is a need for a sportsmen's advisory council, just because there are so many independent sportsmen's groups in the state," said Don Heckman, a board member with the state chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation who attended the Harrisburg meeting.

"I think it's a good idea to have a council of all these different interests that can come together and work on issues and come up with solutions."

Fillmore said sportsmen also recommended "that we need a Youth Advisory Council, as well."

To get things rolling, Corbett must issue executive orders creating the councils. People to sit on both will need to be found, as will a sportsmen's advisor, one person who will coordinate the activities of the councils.

But the meeting at least made clear that sportsmen are behind the idea, Heckman said.

"Things are moving in the right direction," he said. "I think it was pretty positive."

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Re: Formation of state advisory council pleases

If the council speaks very highly of his friends in the gas industry and PA cyber school they'll have his ear.
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Re: Formation of state advisory council pleases

You're entitled to your opinions and irrelevant comments, but it's fairly obvious to most, that Corbett had a few other "pressing issues" to deal with in the first year?

Like a state budget delivered on time (for a change); Economic woes that affect us all; State employee contracts; Education funding; Marcellus Shale issues; And a coupla other minor details?



Many in our sportsmen's community have been upset that something hadn't been done about an advisory council in the first year, because those sportsmen's issues so important to us, were not being addressed in the opinion of some.

Well, now they are being addressed.

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Re: Formation of state advisory council pleases

USP doesnt deserve to be in there, but hopefully the other clubs and orgs will silence them. Glad to see it moving forward.

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maybe not. but at least they can't say they weren't invited to the dance

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The gas industry is relevant in all matters where Corbett is involved.
I hope the council never questions any of the driller activities in our state forests or game lands. (I don't suppose they would because, as has been pointed out, such matters are irrelevant to the sportsmen of PA)

Forgive my skeptical views of the man.
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I was present last September at presentations concerning gas drilling, put on by both wildlife agencies, DCNR and DEP. They covered the subject pretty well, as to how drilling was affecting the various areas they are all concerned with.

I didn't find much to criticize, regardless of who the Gov is.

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I do especially when you look at who the major contributors to his campaign were.

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Oil and gas aren't necessary ( and drilling can go away) if we just stop using natural gas and oil. Who wants to go first- any takers?
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Oil and gas aren't necessary ( and drilling can go away) if we just stop using natural gas and oil. Who wants to go first- any takers?
Natural gas drilling we need, yes....oil not really.
Oil & Fuel were the US's number one export product this year.

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