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The January PA Game News is out, included within is their annual report. Some highlights, for those who do not get Game News and/or haven't read the report on their web site:

Licenses Sold/Issued, 2011-12 License Year

Res. Adult: 644,004
Res. Junior: 34,122
Res. JR combo: 49,534
Mentored Youth: 33,514
Res. Senior: 20,864
Res. Landowner: 954
Res. Military: 3,628
NR Adult: 47,632
NR Junior: 1,621
NR Junior combo: 768
NR 7 day: 2,369

SR Lifetime hunting: 5,049
SR Lifetime combo: 5,584
SR Life combo (upgrades): 591
SR Life combo (renewals): 80,826

TOTAL Hunting Licenses Sold: 931,060

>Does not include archery, bear, muzzle loader, antlerless, elk, bobcat, etc "tags".

Income from <span style="font-style: italic">all</span> licenses/tags sold: $34,342,873

Income from gas/oil/minerals/timber/ROWs: $24,754,202
 

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I noticed that the doubling of the pheasant stocking only increased last years expenditure by 173,170 or $1.73 per bird... Have to wonder if the figures are correct ...if they are in fact correct ... the decision to reduce the stocking by half should certainly be called into question.
 

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I see the figure of $3,769,814 for Game Farm operations.

Given that this is now primarily spent on pheasants, don't quite know how to respond to your assertion that a cut back wasn't justified about 7 years ago?

There is mention of a reduction in 2005, related to fiscal restraints at that time (and since); And another mention of a doubling of pheasant production this year, due to shale gas funds. I also know they suffered major bird losses at the game farms, in the floods in the fall of 2011.
 

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I was just comparing last years figure 3,596,644 (2011)
to this years 3,769,814 (2012)

I was wrong in the figures as the fiscal year ended June 2012 so the doubling that occured in stocking this year would not be accounted for till next years annual rport.. Sorry for my confusion
 
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