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JULY COMMISSIONERS MEETING

Agency ups funding to Hunters Sharing the Harvest
Move ensures hunters can continue to donate venison to hungry, without fees.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game
Commissioners in July voted to increase
the agency's monetary donation to
Hunters Sharing the Harvest, ensuring that
hunters can continue to donate venison to
the state's hungry without having to pay
deer-processing costs.
The board unanimously approved
increasing to $55,000 the Game
Commission's 2019 donation to
Hunters Sharing the Harvest. The Game
Commission for several years has made
annual $20,000 donations to the nonprofit
organization that routes hunter-harvested
ground venison to food banks and soup
kitchens statewide, but Hunters Sharing
the Harvest asked the board to consider
increasing the contribution to offset the
program's rising costs.
Board of Game Commissioners
President Timothy Layton said the
increase, which was approved by
unanimous vote, will go a long way to
allow Hunters Sharing the Harvest to
continue fulfilling its mission.
The program is more popular than ever,
said John Plowman, executive director for
Hunters Sharing the Harvest.
The state's hunters in 2018 set a record
with their donation of nearly 150,000
pounds of venison to Hunters Sharing the
Harvest, resulting in more than 800,000
meals for those with little access to
expensive red meat, Plowman said.
"The nutritious venison obtained
through Hunters Sharing the Harvest
cannot otherwise be duplicated," said
Sheila Christopher, executive director of
Hunger-Free Pennsylvania, a statewide
network of regional food banks.
OCTOBER 2019	

Other meeting highlights
* The commissioners gave final approval
to dissolving the Hegins-Gratz Valley Wild
Pheasant Recovery Area (WPRA).
The Hegins-Gratz Valley WPRA, which
lies within Wildlife Management Unit 4E in
Schuylkill and Dauphin counties, was established by the Game Commission in 2010 and
received 300 wild pheasants trapped in the
western United States.
With few wild pheasants remaining in
this WPRA, however, Game Commission
staff conceded the goal of restoring a huntable population would not be achieved.
With the WPRA dissolved, pheasant
releases in the area will resume.
Additionally, the board voted to adjust the
boundaries of the Central Susquehanna and
Franklin County WPRAs.
* The commissioners gave final approval to
a measure that permits the state's elk hunters to use the 6.5 mm Creedmoor round
and related .26 caliber firearms.
Previous regulations required elk hunters to use firearms of .27 caliber or more,
with bullets of at least 130 grains.
A review by the Game Commission determined that increasingly popular firearms
in the .26 caliber range provide adequate
and commonly accepted kinetic energies to
efficiently and ethically harvest elk.
* Trappers now have more direct guidance
on the types of snare locks that can be used.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners in July adopted a measure that
requires snares used to capture beavers and
otters to be equipped with approved locks,
which already had been required for cable
restraints used to capture foxes and coyotes.
Approved locks are: the Reichart 180-Degree Reverse Bend Washer; Kaatz Relax-aLock; Berkshire 90-Degree Bend Washer;
Micro Lock; BMI Slide Free Lock; and Penny
Lock.

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