Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 14

Promote and perpetuate our hunting and trapping heritage.
The Hunter-Trapper Education Division was responsible for producing and distributing copies of the following printed training guides and 2011-12 materials that promote hunting and trapping: “Today’s Hunter and Trapper in Pennsylvania student guide” – 43,330 “IHEA Hunter’s Handbook” – 41,600 copies “IHEA Hunter and Shooting Sports Education Journal” – 7,800 copies “Today’s Bowhunter student guide” – 500 “Today’s Crossbow student guide” – 25 “NBEF’s 3-in-1 Responsible Hunting Guide” – 500 “Successful Furtaking student guide” – 100 “Cable Restraint student manuals” – 550 These materials are distributed as part of the various hunter education programs and instructor training workshops with numbers paralleling trends in class enrollments. A total of 964 basic Hunter-Trapper Education courses were conducted statewide during this reporting period. The total is comprised of 812 traditional multi-day courses, and 152 two-hour independent study classes. This compares to 908 statewide courses during FY2010-11; 759 traditional and 149 independent study classes and marks a 6.2 percent increase in the number of courses. HTE program policy requires all proposed HTE classes for the calendar year be scheduled by April 1. An internal review is then conducted and recommendations are made to improve course scheduling with particular emphasis on the months of September through November. The policy also requires that all classes are posted on the Internet and include online registration capabilities. To gain a better measure of public demand for training, the agency continues to use web analytics to measure and track the public’s use of the Internet in searching for hunter education classes. By measuring the number of users, the course types in demand, the users’ ISP-generated hometowns, time of the year and more, we are able to quantify demand by time and locale. In response, we can schedule classes in those areas and at those times of the year matching the demand suggested by the analytics. By using these tools, coupled with strategic scheduling, we are beginning to see increased enrollments in HTE classes. The Junior Pheasant Hunt program was coordinated by the Bureau of Wildlife Management. On October 8, 2011, 25 events were held with 790 hunters registered. The Mentored Youth Hunting Program Permit continued for the 2011-2012 hunting season. 33,514 permits were sold, an increase of 8.13 percent over the previous 30,790 sold in 2010-2011. The Game Commission continued coordination of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). In the 2011-2012 fiscal year, the program surmounted enrollment of 100 schools and was identified by the national NASP organization for the greatest percent increase in school numbers of all participating states (48). Approximately 15,000 students were reported by schools to have participated in the program in the 2011-2012 school year. The agency once again coordinated a statewide tournament in March at the Penn State Multi Sports Facility and welcomed 500 archers representing 23 different schools to compete. Seventy of those students traveled to Louisville,
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013

Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013
Contents
PGC 2011-12 Annual Report
Late Season Grouse
Then and Now
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - PGC 2011-12 Annual Report
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Late Season Grouse
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Then and Now
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 62
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Crossings
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