This bill has about as much chance of passing as I do jumping over the moon! The Pa Legislation will not give the PGC the much need rate hikes as long as they continue to underperform on the one animal management issue most Pa hunters are concerned with...DEER.
Legislators whose constiuents suffer thru low deer herd numbers that drstically effect the area's economy would soon find themselves out of a job come election time if they support this bill!!
Does the PGC need a rate hike...yes they do. Will they get it...#1 not until they allow deer numbers to rebound #2 Not unless they recant their original statement that 90% of any rate hike would go towards "Administrative fee" rater than habitat improvement.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...