Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 40
License display requirement repealed
O LONGER will Pennsylvania hunters and trappers be required to display their hunting and furtaking licenses on an outer garment. With the passage of House Bill 735, sponsored by Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York) and signed by Gov. Tom Corbett, the law took effect on Feb. 13. “Since 2003, the Game Commission has been supporting various drafts of legislation sponsored by Rep. Gillespie and Rep. Neal Goodman (DSchuylkill) to remove this antiquated
requirement,” said PGC executive director Carl G. Roe. “With the new license format, this change in law will make hunting less complicated, improve license management by hunters and trappers, and limit the inconveniences and troubles associated with lost or misplaced licenses. Now all a hunter or trapper needs to do is carry his or her valid license in a wallet or any other convenient place in their possession, along with any other valid proof of identification.
Seedlings for landowners
AGAIN this year, the Game Commission, through its Howard Nursery, is making tree and shrub seedlings available for those interested in helping wildlife on their properties. Orders will be received through April 20. “Our seedlings are suitable for a variety of uses, such as wildlife food and cover, watershed protection, soil erosion control, and for reclamation of disturbed areas, such as surface mine site and utility right-of-ways,” said Annetta Ayers, Howard Nursery superintendent. “Here at the nursery we strive to offer the finest tree and shrub seedlings possible that best provide for the various needs of wildlife, including food and shelter. All of our stock is inspected annually by the state Department of Agriculture and certified to be disease-free.” The nursery sells seedlings in units/ bundles of 25. Orders of 12 more total units receive discounted pricing. Prices are as low as $3.75 per unit of 25 seedlings (15 cents each). Species available are: eastern white pine; red pine; white spruce; Norway spruce; Douglas fir; eastern hemlock; arborvitae/northern white cedar; blue spruce; common elderberry; silky dogwood; graystem dogwood; flowering dogwood; arrowwood viburnum; American highbush cranberry; buttonbush; winterberry; sawtooth oak; scrub oak/bear oak; pin oak; mixed northern red oak and black oak; white
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