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Monday, May 20th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Jeff Mulhollem

Notes off a soiled cuff: Thoughts on turkeys, CWD in Pennsylvania, and more

By now, you likely have heard about researchers in Texas reporting last month on a case in which two deer hunters contracted a rare and fatal brain disease after eating venison from deer that may have been infected by chronic wasting disease.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has said there’s no connection between their deaths and being exposed to CWD, but the report sent shudders through hunting communities – like our state’s – dealing with CWD in their deer herds.

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Fish information flowing in for Pennsylvania agency with new “Notice of Stocking” regulation in effect

Before last year, Pennsylvania was the only state in the Northeast that didn’t require some form of documentation when individuals or entities wanted to stock fish in state waters. As a result, Fish & Boat Commission leaders lamented, they had no idea what was being put in where.
But a regulation approved by the commission’s board of directors last summer that went into effect Jan. 1 has made a huge difference, according to Timothy Schaeffer, agency executive director. It requires a “Notice of Stocking” to be filed with the commission prior to fish going into any water.

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A quick chat with Sara Fitzsimmons of the American Chestnut Foundation

She has worked with the foundation (tacf.org) from her position as a research technician at Penn State University since 2003, assisting chestnut growers and researchers throughout the Appalachian Mountains. Born and raised in Hinton, in southern West Virginia, she studied biology at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

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Notes off a soiled cuff: CWD problem in Pennsylvania steadily growing worse

The situation with chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania is steadily growing worse, Game Commission board members and staff stressed at their recent meeting. And it’s happening quickly.
In Wildlife Management Unit 4A, there were three CWD detections in 2012, agency CWD biologist Andrea Korman pointed out, and today one out of every three adult deer harvested in the unit are positive.

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Pennsylvania Game Commission mulls plan that would change ratio for mentored youth program

A common complaint from readers of this publication and others is that families with more than one young hunter often can’t take advantage of the mentored youth hunting program.
Now the Pennsylvania Game Commission has taken a step toward resolving that problem.

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Deer season opening day under review in Pennsylvania

For Pennsylvania hunters still longing for a return to a Monday deer season opener, the Game Commission’s April 13 meeting was a bad news/good news affair.
First, the bad news: Commissioners approved opening day of the firearms deer season as Saturday, Nov. 30.
The good news? In a major concession to hunters still angry about the change from a Monday opener five years ago, President Commissioner Scott Foradora announced that the opening day … day … will be reviewed.

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Pine marten comeback plan is delayed ‘indefinitely’ in Pennsylvania

Responding to stubborn opposition by hunters, Pennsylvania game commissioners again postponed action on a plan to reintroduce pine martens to the state.

The decision to “indefinitely delay” acceptance of the American Marten Reintroduction and Management Plan came in a split vote by board members. Voting to postpone adoption of the plan to return the native furbearer to the state were commissioners Robert Schwalm, Scott Foradora, Allen Di Marco, Stanley Knick, Todd Pride and Dennis Fredericks. Opposing postponement were commissioners Michael Mitrick, Haley Sankey and Kristen Koppenhafer.

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Notes off a soiled cuff: Hat tip to Pennsylvania reader who disagrees

Every now and then, I like to tip my hat to a reader, especially one who cleverly disagrees with me. This issue, the nod goes to Theodore Hildabrand, of Eighty Four, Pa.
He doesn’t like it that Bryan Burhans, Game Commission executive director, has been roughed up lately by state senators about his agency’s explosive growth in spending and the hiring of a lobbying firm. And he really didn’t like our reporting on the issues.

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