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MEMORANDUM


Posted: April 8, 2013 10:14 AM


From: Senator Richard Alloway

To: All Senate members

Subject: Maximum Sustained Yield


In the near future, I will introduce legislation to amend Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to direct the focus of the Pennsylvania Game Commission back to fulfilling the duty of focusing primarily on serving the interest of the sportsmen and our special heritage of recreational hunting and furtaking.

This will be done by providing ample game and adequate opportunity to hunt and trap the wildlife resources of this Commonwealth. My legislation would ensure that the Pennsylvania Game Commission provide the following:

•Provide the maximum sustained yield of game for sport hunting and trapping, including white-tailed deer, as prescribed by the carrying capacity of the ecosystem to support and maintain respective populations of game.

•Enhance habitat toward increasing the carrying capacity of the ecosystem for the maximum sustained yield of game, including white tailed deer, and for optimizing densities of nongame species of birds and mammals.


Maximum sustained yield is defined as the management of game animals, including white-tailed deer, toward producing the maximum numbers of animals for consumptive use that can be sustained over time, and thus maximizing the recreational aspects of the harvest.




http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legi...;cosponId=12407
 

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Man, this guy does not get it at all. It is more than possible to maintain a "maximum sustained yield" of deer at a population that is bad for everything else. Basically his idea is to farm deer.
I despise these BS attempts to legislate wildlife and public lands management.
 

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This guy is way out of his swimlane.
The good thing is that he is identifying himself as an extremist which should serve to help defreat all his bills.
 

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I watched Alloway (Majority Chairman of the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee) and Kasunic (Minority Chairman of the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee) on a PCN call-in show last week.

Both sounded to me like self-serving vote chasers.

On that show, Alloway said that he would soon be introducing the legislation mentioned above. Looks as if he's following through.
 

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You got it, you could put what thse clowns know about wildlife management and habitat on the head of a pin and have room for two more idiots. Of course you know, this came from constituents who are also as ignorant or just want more deer no matter what the cost.
 

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Provide the maximum sustained yield of game for sport hunting and trapping, including white-tailed deer, as prescribed by the carrying capacity of the ecosystem to support and maintain respective populations of game.
So if the habitat says that 3 deer per square mile is too many than I guess this guy is OK with reducing the herd some more.
I hope he understands what sustain means.


Maximum sustained yield is defined as the management of game animals, including white-tailed deer, toward producing the maximum numbers of animals for consumptive use that can be sustained over time, and thus maximizing the recreational aspects of the harvest.
Seems focused on the term maximum yield. Goes to length to explain maximum but seems not to worried about time.

The way I see it that is what HR has done for us. It has attempted to balance the herd with the habitat. And we all know that when the habitat is healthy the herd will provide the maximum numbers. It just don't work the other way around. If it did farmers would not need as much land or could raise more on the the land they have now for a large profit. Waugh!
 
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