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Conservation News www.pgc.state.pa.us Roe presents testimony on license fee increase bill PGC Executive Director Carl G. Roe, this past August, testified before a Senate Game and Fisheries Committee in support of Senate Bill 1527, sponsored by state Sen. Charles T. McIlhinney Jr., who chairs the Senate committee. Under Sen. McIlhinney’s bill, the following increases and decreases would be made to the present license fee structure, which was last changed in 1999: • Resident adult hunting license would increase from $20 to $26 beginning July 1, 2009; to $31 beginning July 1, 2012; and to $36 beginning July 1, 2015; • Resident antlerless deer license would increase from $6 to $13 beginning in July 1, 2009, and to $16 beginning July 1, 2015; • Resident migratory game bird license would increase from $3 to $6 beginning July 1, 2009; • Nonresident adult hunting license would increase from $101 to $151 beginning July 1, 2009; • Nonresident junior hunting license would decrease from $41 to $6 beginning July 1, 2009; and • Nonresident junior combination hunting license would decrease from $51 to $9 beginning July 1, 2009. Additionally, SB 1527 proposes to 34 reduce the number of consecutive days Pennsylvania National Guard and Reservist members would have to serve from 180 to 60 to qualify for reduced license fees. “The license fees set forth in SB 1527 will still provide an enormous bargain for our state’s hunters. It has been almost 10 years since the Commission received its last license increase, and our record over that time demonstrates the extent to which the Commission has worked to fulfill our mission of managing wildlife and providing opportunities for hunting and trapping. All told, the Commission has acquired 55,000 acres since our last license increase, which has brought the total amount of State Game Lands acreage to over 1.4 million. In the past 10 years the Commission has: • Held the first bobcat season in approximately 40 years; • Held the first elk season in approximately 70 years; • Created a 3-day antlerless deer season for juniors and seniors, disabled persons, and Pennsylvania residents serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Services; • Established a one week October muzzleloader season for antlerless deer; • Established the first regional bear season; • Created an archery bear season; • Implemented special youth pheasant and turkey seasons; • Authorized the use of crossbows in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D during any GAME NEWS
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008

Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Contents
The Essence of Whitetails
Hunting for a Greater Good
What a Story to Tell
Three Birds, Four Shells, One Grouse
The Sandhill Crane Incidents
Nevada Grouse
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 - October 2008 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Essence of Whitetails
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Hunting for a Greater Good
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - What a Story to Tell
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Three Birds, Four Shells, One Grouse
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Sandhill Crane Incidents
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Nevada Grouse
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Off the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Naturalist's Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Crossings
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