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Let's use an awful term and say guns were outlawed. What would be the impact on wildlife and hunting? Here are just a few of the issues...mind boggling.

Now who is going to manage and protect our wildlife? and how?

How will it be pay for...not hunting license fees.

Who is going to assure the management and protection is done efficiently, held accountable for the best interest of all wildlife/ farmers/habitat/incidents?

What happens when there a huge treat of disease to one or more species? Pest control? The increase of predators? Deer car crashes? Impact on the timber industry? Farming yield crops and animals? Landscaping? Christmas tree farms?

How much would change in interest/activities/budgets of the excellent organizations which have done so much for the welfare, number and sound management to make wildlife what it is today...Turkey Federation, Ducks unlimited, Pheasants/Quail Forever, Grouse society and the Elk Foundation to only name a few.

Who is going to put out food plots, cut bedding areas, plant fruit and nut trees etc.

Who will kept poaching in tact...yes there will be some guns around trapping methods which are illegal now? Other imaginative methods to take wildlife.

Increase in danger of enforcement individuals to control illegal hunting day and night.

Billions in revenue spent for gun related items, clothing, hunting accessories....jobs guides, manufacturing, sales, repair? Decrease in postal, shipping and delivering companies revenues.

Impact on the sale of trucks, Jeeps, 4 wheel drive, a second/third vehicle, ATV. hunting camps, sale of land..on and on major ticket items?

What effect would this have on the lost tax revenues?

Where would the $$ come from to replace the Pittman Roberson act revenue?

What would happen to the SGL in PA other states.....Marijuana fields? Erosion, water pollution?

Consider the impact on children who would not have hunting and shooting in their life's to keep them occupied and on the right track.

The impact on our insanity who have made hunting and shooting a major part of our lives? My poor wife who would have to put up with me everyday all long...Wow hoping she would not have been a gun hold out!!!!!!

Hunting PA.com could become Fishing/hikingPA.com
 

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Well for the last fifty years, someone comes up with some trouble that doesn't happen or doesn't happen as feared.

And if you voted wrong in the last election, you'll know it. And if you didn't vote, the local politician won't care.
 

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One big factor to us loosing our guns is the loss of hunting ground. Over this past year I have heard more people that have quit hunting do to so much ground being posted. As we loose more and more ground to posting we will loose more and more hunters.
 

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They would just raise taxes on working people , and then increase government workers to control the game numbers. They would not be able to do a good as the hunters. Many families that rely on wild game for all or most of their meat would have to buy less healthy meat at the store. If you couldn't afford it then you may have to go without. Or sign up for food stamps and welfare. As far as the farmers they would suffer crop loss and food prices would rise for everyone but the people being fed by the government. My guess is that 47% of the population would see little effect. And these are probably people that all voted the same way.
 
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