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allowed the Game Commission to increase possession limits for most migratory
game birds from two times the daily bag limit to three times the daily bag limit.
Fisher permits increased 48.78% because of an increase in opportunity as more
permits became available in additional Wildlife Management Units. Wildlife
promotional publications and materials increased 45.72% primarily due to an
increase in merchandise available for sale.
Expenditures and commitments for the fiscal year July 1, 2013, through
June 30, 2014, as of October 31, 2014, totaled $104,897,557, an increase of
$12,006,926 or 12.93%. Maintenance, rental and improvements of building,
grounds and machinery increased $5,810,584 or 439.03% largely due to new
construction costs incurred for the Northeast Region Office Building. Also,
additional equipment purchases were made from increased federal funding
received related to the Pittman-Robertson Act. Salary, benefits and training costs
totaled $64,842,881, an increase of $5,634,136 or 9.52%. Educational supplies,
literature, memberships and classroom training equipment increased $334,086
or 80.29% sparked by an increase in participation in the National Archery
in the Schools Program, and an increase in the number of Hunter-Trapper
education classes offered. Legal and specialized services increased $359,168
or 5.08%. Printing and advertising expenses increased $170,801 or 37.56%,
precipitated by GO HuntPA, a new marketing initiative that was launched
in fiscal year 2014-15 to generate more interest in the sport. Telephone and
radio communication expenses decreased $615,747 or 39.96% because most of
the hardware for the new Law Enforcement Computer Automated Dispatch
(CAD) system had been purchased in the prior fiscal year. Travel and special
conference expenses decreased $259,639 or 26.52% as a result of less spent
for travel-related expenses incurred for cadet field operations training than in
the prior fiscal year. Electronic data processing contractual services, rentals and
purchases increased $428,033 or 10.58%.
Act 138 of 2002 amended the Game Code sections relating to mandatory
spending. The Game Code stipulates that a minimum of $4.25 from each
resident and nonresident license and a minimum of $2 from each antlerless
deer license issued for which the full fee has been paid is to be used for
habitat improvement, development, maintenance, protection and restoration
conducive to increasing natural propagation of game and wildlife on all lands
under the control or operations of the Commission, including lands enrolled
in the Commission's hunter-access programs and other public lands open to
hunting under agreement with the Commission. The monies collected for the
above are deposited into a separate account.
The number of resident and nonresident licenses sold during the 2013-14
fiscal year, as reported by the Game Commission, totaled 821,432. Antlerless
deer licenses sold during the 2013-14 fiscal year, as reported by the Game
Commission, totaled 839,240. This mandated that a minimum of $5,169,566 be
expended for the above-mentioned purposes. The actual amount expended in
the restricted account during the fiscal year for these purposes was $7,500,000,
an excess of $2,330,434 over the requirement.
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