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75 years of success in Pennsylvania

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HIS YEAR we celebrate the 75th year of the “Pittman-Robertson Act” or Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act. I say “celebrate” because the P-R Act has proven to be one of the finest pieces of federal legislation ever conceived, because it funds wildlife management in each state separately, and in all states combined. Realizing wildlife does not stop at state boundaries, P-R funded programs allow for a myriad of interactions among states, the federal government and private organizations to work together on wildlife, habitat management and public access programs, all to benefit wildlife and our hunting tradition. In Pennsylvania alone, P-R funding has allowed for the acquisition of 187,000 acres and more than $277 million in funding of wildlife related activities in the field. To acquire those federal dollars, we — like all other states — had to provide match funds at 25 percent of that spending, which

By Gary R. Camus
Chief, Federal Aid and Grant Coordination

amounted to another $92.6 million over the past 75 years, for a total in spending of $370,346,700. Just imagine all the private dollars spent by sportsmen’s groups and other conservation organizations over the past 75 years in Pennsylvania, and having a state/federal government partnership that provided well over a quarter billion dollars to the same cause. It’s no wonder Pennsylvania today is so blessed with such rich wildlife resources. But how did this all start back in 1937 and how has this wildlife funding mechanism survived over the years, with politicians, taxpayers and the general public constantly searching for government dollars to fund their own pet projects or interests? At the turn of the 20th century there was no organized national government protection for wildlife in this country. What had seemingly been an endless bounty of wildlife had been so exploited by a growing population to the point that many species were being driven to near extinction if not extinction itself.
P-R FUNDS have long been used to acquire and manage lands for wildlife and public hunting. The non-commercial aspen cutting, left, funded through P-R, provides excellent habitat for wildlife, including deer, grouse and songbirds.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012
History of the Whitetail
Table of Contents
Going to the Ducks
A Tribute to Jon DeBerti
You Can’t Call It Back
Cover Story
Last Shot for Pap?
75 Years of Success in Pennsylvania
NASP Students are Hungry for More
Bears and Turkeys
A Natural Connection
The Other Migratory Game Birds
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Table of Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Going to the Ducks
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - A Tribute to Jon DeBerti
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - You Can’t Call It Back
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover Story
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Last Shot for Pap?
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 75 Years of Success in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - NASP Students are Hungry for More
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Bears and Turkeys
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - A Natural Connection
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - The Other Migratory Game Birds
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 38
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 42
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - BB1
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - BB2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover4
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