Pennsylvania Game News - April 2016 - 44

JANUARY COMMISSIONERS MEETING

Preliminary 2016-17 seasons approved
Earlier rabbit season, changes in fall-turkey season lengths up for adoption.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners in January gave preliminary approval to
hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for
the 2016-17 license year.
Modifications proposed for the 2016-17
seasons include: opening the squirrel and rabbit
seasons on the same day; making the length of
the snowshoe-hare season consistent statewide;
decreasing the length of the fall-turkey season
in Wildlife Management Units 1A, 1B, 2A
and 4C; adding an extended, four-day season
for black bears in WMU 1B; eliminating the
extended season for black bears in WMU 3A;
and doubling to 12 days the length of the fisher
trapping season in the 13 WMUs with fisher
seasons.
The 2016-17 seasons and bag limits are set for
final approval April 5.
For a full list of the preliminarily approved
seasons and bag limits, go to the Game Commission's website, www.pgc.state.pa.us.
The commissioners will accept public comments on the proposed seasons and bag limits,
as well as other board matters, at their April 4
meeting.

Board names officers
The Pennsylvania Board of
Game Commissioners appointed
new officers in January.
Brian Hoover, who represents Region 8, was selected as
the board's president; Timothy
Layton, who represents Region
4, was selected as its vice president; and Charles Fox, who represents Region 5, was selected
as secretary.
All appointments were approved by unanimous vote.
Hoover replaces David J.
Putnam as president. Putnam
served one year in the role and
continues to serve his term on
the board. He thanked commissioners and Game Commission
staff for what he termed a very
good year of working together
toward the accomplishment of
countless goals. He said it was
a tremendous pleasure to serve
as president.
Quarterly meetings are
scheduled to be held April 4
and 5, July 11 and 12, and Sept.
19 and 20.

WMU boundary could be changing again

Commissioners preliminarily approve shift between WMUs 5C and 5D.

The boundary between WMUs 5C and
5D was shifted last year to better divide the
more-developed urban areas surrounding
Philadelphia and the less-developed areas
farther from the city.
And that boundary again could be
tweaked this year, based on a measure
preliminarily approved by the Pennsylvania
Board of Game Commissioners.
The commissioners voted preliminarily
in January to expand WMU 5D northeast to

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provide a more logical boundary.
The proposed change would increase
WMU 5D by 24,826 acres that now are part
of WMU 5C.
The commissioners at their April 5 meeting are scheduled for a final vote on the
boundary change.
If the change becomes official, it will be
announced here, and the newly defined perimeter and accompanying map updates will
be placed in the Hunting & Trapping Digest.


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