Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 37
and 4E; and Dec. 2-7 in WMUs
For the 2014 spring gobbler sea3A, 3B, 3C and 3D. Dec. 2-14 in son, which is proposed to run from
WMUs 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D.
May 3-31, the Board continued
the change in legal hunting hours
Board moves to change up fall to reflect the following: from May
3-17, legal shooting hours will be
The Board of Game Commis- one-half hour before sunrise until
sioners gave preliminary approval noon timeframe; and from May 19to fall turkey seasons for 2013 and 31, hunters may hunt all day, from
spring gobbler dates for 2014. A one-half hour before sunrise until
population decline has become one-half hour after sunset.
apparent in WMU 1B, and to
The Board proposed holding
be consistent with guidelines for the one-day Spring Gobbler Youth
setting fall season length outlined Hunt on April 26, which will run
in the Turkey Management Plan, from one-half hour before sunrise
the second week of the season was until noon. All junior license holdeliminated.
ers and Mentored Youth HuntAlso, 2013 marks the third year ing Program permit holders can
of the hen harvest rate and survival participate in this special one-day
rate study. The study design calls hunt, as well as the other spring
for switching from a two-week fall season dates.
season to a three-week season for
2013 and 2014 in Study Area 1 Board elects Schlemmer as
(WMUs 2C, 2E, 4A, 4B and 4D), President
and switching from a three-week
The Board of Game Commisseason to a two-week season in sioners today elected new officers
Study Area 2 (WMUs 2F and 2G). during its annual reorganization
Simultaneously increasing the sea- for 2013.
son in Study Area 1 and shortening
Game Commissioner Robert
the season in Study Area 2 will Schlemmer, of Export, Westmoallow the Game Commission to reland County, was elected presidetect differences in harvest rates dent. First appointed to the Board
within study areas, and improve in 2009, Schlemmer was elected
wild turkey management.
vice-president in 2012.
The fall season dates for 2013:
Game Commissioner David J.
WMU 1B, Nov. 2-9 and Nov. 28- Putnam, of Centre Hall, Center
30; WMU 2B (shotgun and bow County was elected vice-president.
only), Nov. 2-22, and Nov. 28-30; He was first appointed to the Board
WMUs 1A, 2A, 2D, 2F and 2G in 2009.
Nov. 2-16, and Nov. 28-30; WMUs
Game Commissioner Brian H.
2C, 2E, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B Hoover, of Glenolden, Delaware
4C, 4D and 4E, Nov. 2-22, and County, was elected as secretary.
Nov. 28-30; and WMU 5A, Nov. He was first appointed to the Board
5-7. WMUs 5B, 5C and 5D will in 2012.
remain closed for the fall seasons.
Other Game Commissioners