Thursday, January 22, 2015

State Game Lands Permit Proposal Removed From Agenda

The Pennsylvania Game Commission in Harrisburg, today announced that they have removed the controversial State Game Lands Permit Proposal from the agenda for the upcoming PGC Board meeting that begins Sunday.

January 22, 2015
Release #003-15
 State Game Lands Permit Proposal Removed From Agenda

The News Release quotes President of The Board of Commissioners, Robert W. Schlemmer as saying, " the board received hundreds of public comments about the proposal and wants to allow more time to properly consult with hunters, conservation partners and elected officials about it".  To read the release in its' entirety click the above link.

Note that there is no guarantee that another attempt will not be made to bring these regulations or some other form of them to vote in the future. 


Woody Meristem said...

The proposal will probably surface again, these things don't ever seem to die. I'd be happy to obtain a permit and/or pay a fee, but to close Game Lands to anyone who isn't hunting or trapping is an entirely different matter.

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echoes said...

I don't doubt that it will resurface at a later date. I only hope that the proposal is less ambiguous, less restrictive and more thoughtfully considered than this one was. But I am very glad to see that the PGC took those phone calls and emails to heart and gave them serious consideration.

Willard said...

Thanks for the comments. I think it is likely that it will appear again also. The social media appears to be having an impact and it is good there was an outpouring of concerns.