Pennsylvania Game News - December 2015 - 39

SEPTEMBER COMMISSIONERS MEETING

Mentored Youth approved to hunt rabbits, doves

New hunting opportunities to be put into place during the 2015-16 license years.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game
Commissioners at their September
meeting gave final approval to a measure that adds rabbits and mourning
doves to the list of species mentored
youth hunters may pursue.
In approving the measure, the commissioners decided to make the new
opportunities available to mentored
youth as soon as possible.
Board actions such as those expanding opportunities for mentored
youth are subject to a review process
that takes several weeks. The review
pertaining to this decision had been
on track to complete sometime in
November.
The rabbit and mourning dove seasons were to open to properly permitted

mentored youth upon completion of
final review. The Game Commission
planned to issue a news release, announcing when the change became
effective. News releases are posted to
the Game Commission's website.
In order to hunt doves, mentored
youth will need a migratory game bird
license in addition to their mentored
youth permit.
Requiring a license facilitates the
Harvest Information Program (HIP), a
cooperative state and federal program
designed to improve the information
collected regarding the harvest of
migratory game birds.
The license costs $3.70 for residents
and a mentored youth permit costs
$2.70.

Board discusses future antlerless allocations

With licenses selling out earlier in many WMUs, commissioners to weigh options.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game
Commissioners at their September meeting discussed future antlerless deer license
allocations.
The number of antlerless licenses statewide, and in many of the state's 23 wildlifemanagement units, have been reduced
significantly in recent years.
Commissioner Brian Hoover said the
reductions came at the recommendation of
hunters who wanted to see the deer population increase in the areas they hunt.
This year, however, antlerless licenses
seemed to sell out earlier than ever. And
many hunters have remarked that they did
not receive the same number of antlerless
licenses they've been accustomed to getting.
Hoover said, because of the reduced allocation in recent years, deer populations have

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increased in a number of areas, and the commissioners might have the ability next year to
again increase antlerless license allocations in
some WMUs.
Commissioner Timothy Layton said he
wants to take a look at the schedule by which
nonresidents can apply for antlerless licenses.
As it is now, antlerless licenses are available
to residents for a two-week period before
nonresidents can buy them.
Layton said many nonresident hunters are
native Pennsylvanians who moved away, but
return to participate in the deer season, and
some of them own hunting camps in Pennsylvania and return each year.
Layton asked Game Commission staff
to provide data on license sales and sellout
dates for residents and nonresidents so the
commissioners may further examine the issue.

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