Pennsylvania Game News - January 2011 - 20
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The Bureau of Automated Technology Services concentrated on strengthening its organization during this reporting period, as its structure was modified to reflect service delivery demands. Personnel were placed by these demands and support specific technology types. Considerable effort was placed on recruitment of candidates for vacant positions and all positions were filled. The bureau is divided among mainframe, server, network and personal computer services. The agency’s point-of-sale licensing system, Pennsylvania Automated License Sales (PALS), went through its first full year of license sales. While all license sales were accomplished through PALS, the system had a rocky start. The high sales volume in late June caused the system to bog down and crash. After getting over this initial hurdle, sales ran smoothly. Another positive aspect of PALS is the agency’s ability to exchange files with the Department of Public Welfare’s Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, enabling the agency to match delinquent payers of child support with hunting license buyers. The purchase of a hunting or furtaker license is prohibited for individuals delinquent on child support. In addition, if an individual has a hunting or furtaking license, that license becomes invalid if the individual ceases to pay child support during the license year. The bureau receives daily updates from DPW for suspensions and restorations of hunting and furtaking privileges.
20 The following licenses were issued for the 2009-10 license year: Resident Adult 663,336 Resident Junior 38,203 Resident Junior Combination 48,426 Mentored Youth Permit 28,542 Resident Senior 24,838 Resident Landowner 961 Resident Military 3,612 Nonresident Adult 50,787 Nonresident Junior 2,082 Nonresident Junior Combination 548 Nonresident 7-Day 2,228 Resident Archery 274,583 Nonresident Archery 11,814 Resident Muzzleloader 183,238 Nonresident Muzzleloader 6,545 Resident Migratory Game Bird License 104,819 Nonresident Migratory Game Bird License 3,773 Resident Antlerless Deer 841,584 Resident Armed Forces Antlerless Deer 3,671 Resident Disabled Veteran Antlerless Deer 1,475 Nonresident Antlerless Deer 20,967 Resident Adult Furtaker 29,948 Resident Junior Furtaker 84 Resident Senior Furtaker 402 Nonresident Adult Furtaker 184 Nonresident Junior Furtaker 1 Resident Bear 143,119 Nonresident Bear 4,609 Senior Lifetime Hunting 6,328 Senior Lifetime Combination 5,905 Senior Lifetime Combination (Upgrades) 602 Senior Lifetime Renewal Hunting 70,099 Senior Lifetime Furtaker 7 Resident Spring Turkey 13,107 Nonresident Spring Turkey 492 Elk (19,139 applications) 59 Bobcat (9,844 applications) 1,781 DMAP (coupons received) 26,887 Total Revenue Received: $34,875,248 GAME NEWS