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Sportsmen Since 1967

September 25, 2023

Commentary: Deer are not to blame for all problems in Pennsylvania’s forests

At the turn of the millennium, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and groups like the Quality Deer Management Association told Pennsylvania hunters that deer were responsible for every forest woe.
And the way to fix those problems, we were told, was to drastically reduce – to unhuntable numbers in some areas – the deer population. 

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Fall fishing, hunting options aplenty at Francis E. Walter Reservoir in Pennsylvania

The fishing at Francis E. Walter Reservoir is not necessarily easy. But it can be deceptively good.
Located in Pennsylvania’s Luzerne and Carbon counties, the 80-acre lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project. Completed in 1961 and originally called Bear Creek Dam – it was renamed for a U.S. Congressman two years later upon his death – it serves to limit flooding of the Lehigh River, particularly around Allentown and Bethlehem. Like all Corps projects, though, it has a dual purpose of offering recreation.

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Pennsylvania Game Commission issues new rules for deer in CWD areas

Protecting Pennsylvania’s deer and elk from chronic wasting disease remains a priority, now as ever. That hasn’t changed.
But the rules for hunters who harvest those or any other cervids outside of Pennsylvania or within parts of it have. Previously, hunters were prohibited from bringing “high-risk” carcass parts from such animals taken in other states back to Pennsylvania.

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