Friday, September 29th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Friday, September 29th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Jeff Mulhollem

Notes off a soiled cuff: Thoughts on proposed raid on Pennsylvania’s Game Fund

Ironically, the idea to raid the Game Fund to help resolve the state’s budget impasse may have been given to state senators by the leader of the Game Commission.
A few months ago, when the commission’s Executive Director Bryan Burhans was giving the commission’s annual report to the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee, he stressed the great fiscal position the agency enjoys. That caught the attention of the panel’s chairman, Sen. Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry.

Notes off a soiled cuff: Pennsylvania Senate adds last-minute amendment to transfer $150 million from Game Fund

Shortly before this issue’s deadline, the day before the Labor Day weekend, the state Senate appears to have blatantly and shamefully blindsided hunters when it added a last-minute amendment to House Bill 1300, meant to solve the state’s budget crisis.
If enacted, the move would transfer $150 million from the Game Fund maintained by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. This proposal was made with little advanced notice, was attached to a broad appropriations bill and passed through the Senate in one day.

Second species of ramp, or wild leek, found in Pennsylvania

The presence of a second species of ramp, Allium burdickii — commonly known as narrow-leaved wild leek — has been documented in southwest Pennsylvania by a team of Penn State researchers in a new study.
This plant species never before has been documented in the state, and the researchers suggest the discovery shows a need to protect remaining populations of the plant. The more common and well-known broader-leafed ramp species, Allium tricoccum, is widespread in the state and often collected.

A quick chat with American Sportfishing Association president Glenn Hughes

For nearly 90 years, the American Sportfishing Association – commonly referred to as ASA – has been leading the way for sportfishing’s future.
Glenn Hughes has been president of the association, based in New Alexandria, Virginia, for more than five years. Under his guidance, the group’s focus is on five pillars – clean water, abundant fisheries, access to those fish, trade and commerce and increasing participation in fishing. When we caught up with Hughes for a brief chat recently, he wanted to talk about the last one.

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