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This is not a negative post aimed at the Game Commission, but I don't understand this. We just closed down two pheasant farms and now legislation is presented to request a $25 Pheasant permit. That should have been requested years ago, right? Isn't that backward thinking? I would be glad to pay more for a license and buy permits if it will help the Commission improve hunting, but this is closing the barn door after the cows have left. Am I looking at this correctly? Just wondering not bashing anyone.
 

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It's not that the stamp would have saved the pheasant farms I don't think. The closing of the farms is a cost savings measure and I think it has more to do with the fact that the commission is switching from reproducing pheasants to buying 1 day old chicks from private farms and raising them to maturity. It's been reported that the commission is facing an $8 million dollar shortfall this year. Since the legislature has not allowed a license increase in the last 18 years I suppose the only option is to make cuts and come up with stamps especially now that the Marcellus gas drilling is in sharp decline.
 
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