Pennsylvania Game News - May 2016 - 43

on proposed

hunting or furtaker license.
fee increase took effect in 1999," Hough
said. "Without a single increase to cover
the cost of inflation during that time, it has
become increasingly difficult to stretch
the same dollar any further, and we are at
the point now where we have needed to
make some very difficult decisions to cut
staff and scale back programs solely for
budgetary reasons.
"The license-fee increase proposed by
Senators McIlhinney, Brewster, Alloway
and Scavello, would put the Game Commission back on solid financial footing,
and the sooner this proposal is approved,
the better for the state's wildlife, and its
hunters and trappers, and all citizens of the
Commonwealth who care about wildlife,"
Hough said.
Unlike many state agencies, the Game
Commission does not receive tax money
from the state's general fund to help pay
for staff and operations. Instead, the Game
Commission is funded almost exclusively
by the state's hunters and trappers.
Today in Pennsylvania, almost 35
percent of the Game Commission's revenue comes from the sale of hunting and
furtaker licenses. Other primary sources
of income include federal Pittman-Robertson funds collected from an excise tax
on sporting arms and ammunition, and
revenue derived from the sale of natural
resources like timber, oil and gas on lands
owned by the Game Commission.
The state's hunters and trappers have
demonstrated clear support for a licensefee increase. Thirteen of the PennsylvaMAY 2016	

SENATE BILL 1148
Senate Bill 1148 of 2015 proposes no
increases to fees for resident or nonresident
junior or senior licenses. It proposes increasing
other license fees by the following amounts:

Resident licenses
Adult hunting ................................. $19 to $29
Adult furtaker ................................. $19 to $29
Bear ................................................. $15 to $20
Antlerless deer ................................. $5 to $10
Archery deer .................................. $15 to $20
Muzzleloader deer ..........................$10 to $20
Migratory game bird resident ............ $2 to $5
Special wild turkey resident ............ $20 to $25

Nonresident licenses
Adult hunting ............................... $100 to $150
Adult furtaker .............................. $80 to $100
Bear ................................................. $35 to $40
Antlerless deer ............................... $25 to $40
Archery deer .................................. $25 to $40
Muzzleloader deer ......................... $20 to $40
Seven-day small game ................... $30 to $50
Migratory game bird ......................... $5 to $10
Special wild turkey .......................... $40 to $50

New categories
Senior nonresident hunting ..................... $100
Senior nonresident furtaker ...................... $80
Senior nonresident combo ...................... $150
Ultimate Outdoorsman
(Bear, archery, muzzleloader, furtaker,
migratory game bird, special wild turkey)
* Resident ........................................ $110
* Nonresident .................................. $350

nia's major sportsmen's organizations
with statewide membership have formally
supported a license-fee increase.
The Game Commission last summer
unveiled a proposal to increase huntinglicense fees, and now that legislation has
been introduced, places its full support
behind Senate Bill 1148.
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