Pennsylvania Game News - November 2013 - 13

Beyond old deer rifles
and HillBilly Hats

Jacob Dingel

By Christopher Rosenberry,
Supervisory Deer and Elk Biologist

I

HAVE never been accused of being
on the cutting edge when it comes
to the latest and greatest new things.
That is probably why I don't have a
Facebook account and why I have
used the same rifle - with its nicks and
dented scope - to harvest every deer
I have taken in Pennsylvania during
the firearms seasons of the last four decades. In these ways, I am the average
Pennsylvania hunter: Facebook is just
a new fangled gimmick the kids are using these days and deer hunting equals
tradition; whether that tradition means
going to camp, using the gun Pap gave
you, or hunting the same seasons you
did when you were a kid.
However, there is one big difference
between me and the average Pennsylvania deer hunter - my job. As a
NOVEMBER 2013

deer biologist, I have to look at the big
picture when it comes to deer management. When managing an animal that
can impact its habitat, other wildlife
species, and people, a "big picture"
perspective is a job requirement.
Several years ago, we conducted
a citizens advisory committee for a
WMU in central Pennsylvania. The
advisory committee's task was to provide a deer population recommendation (increase, decrease, or stabilize).
That recommendation along with the
other information the Game Commission collected on the deer population
and habitat in that WMU would be
used by us (the deer biologists) to
assemble the Deer and Elk Section's
recommendation for our supervisors.
Eventually, that recommendation
would pass up the ladder as an "agency
staff recommendation" to the Board of
Game Commissioners, which makes
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