Game Commission report highlights threat of Chronic Wasting Disease to state deer population

Game Commission report highlights threat of Chronic Wasting Disease to state deer population

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has infiltrated deer populations in the commonwealth and could directly affect local hunters, according to the executive director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission Bryan Burhans. 

“We can use the help of the legislature,” Burhans said today while testifying to the House Game and Fisheries Committee. 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views

Allegheny County state legislative delegation activity for the week of June 19

The state General Assembly completed another legislative session week.

Here's what the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County legislative delegation were up to. 

Friday, June 23, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Move to bring Sunday hunting to Pennsylvania fails to win committee approval

Move to bring Sunday hunting to Pennsylvania fails to win committee approval

During a meeting of the House Game and Fisheries Committee Tuesday, Rep. Ed Neilson (D-Philadelphia) unsuccessfully attempted to amend a proposal allowing Sunday hunting into a bill that would allow the Pennsylvania Game Commission to set its own licensing fees.

 

While allowing Sunday hunting is something that has been supported by the Game Commission, it has been unsuccessful in legislative attempts over the last several sessions due to concern posed by landowners and a hesitancy to change Pennsylvania’s long-standing legal tradition of not allowing Sunday hunting.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Friday, August 19, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
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