Rule book 2017-18 season

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2017/06/14 19:24:24 (permalink)

Rule book 2017-18 season

If you want one it will cost you $6.00 this year.lol
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    BeenThereDoneThat.
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/14 22:36:03 (permalink)
    Big Tuna
    If you want one it will cost you $6.00 this year.lol


    Oh goodie, Pay for a regulation book full of advertisements. Oh what the hell, I pay for TV service so I can watch commercials.😕


    But wait, get a premium package and get twice the commercials... just pay special fees and handling charges.

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/15 11:08:38 (permalink)
    Don't forget the self-addressed stamped envelope!
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/16 09:59:19 (permalink)
    You can print one off your computer.  It's only 80 pages unless you don't print the ads and non pertinent information.  It'll only take 1 ink cartridge to print so maybe the $6 charge is a bargain.   Yeh right.   I thought the advertisements helped pay for the digest.

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/16 10:01:47 (permalink)
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    Big Tuna
    If you want one it will cost you $6.00 this year.lol


    Oh goodie, Pay for a regulation book full of advertisements. Oh what the hell, I pay for TV service so I can watch commercials.😕


    But wait, get a premium package and get twice the commercials... just pay special fees and handling charges.

    lol  I'll buy one for the advertisements.  You also get 20% off of Dunham's except the stuff I want is no good with the coupon.

    The only thing better than 1 day of fishing is 2 days of fishing.
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/16 12:50:24 (permalink)
    I don't think that the present advertisers are too happy with the lack of exposer that this will bring.  sam
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/16 18:12:23 (permalink)
    The PGC claims they lost most advertisers. Wonder why.
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/16 22:48:28 (permalink)
    Smh.
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/17 09:27:35 (permalink)
    Up until now,thru your fishing career how many of you either paid no attention to those books or went so far as to throw them away?  I'm guilty of both! When they changed from the little pocket size to the magazine size I seldom kept them. To much BS in them anyway to create more pages for for adds.
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/17 12:30:08 (permalink)
    Down load the PGC App onto your phone and you have alllll the information you need right at your fingertips.

    It's freeeee so the only thing you will need is a Pittsburgh Lawyer to figure out what the laws are and, a very young person (grandchild or neighbors kid) to
    help figure out the App AND how the dam websight works!!!


    WHATEVER happened to; "Keep It Simple Stupid"? Stupid PGC websight!

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/18 07:51:37 (permalink)
    06/08/2017
    HUNTING LICENSES TO GO ON SALE JUNE 19
     
    Pennsylvania hunters and trappers soon will be lining up to purchase their 2017-18 licenses, and they need to be aware of some important changesimplemented since this time last year.
     
    Hunting licenses for 2017-18 go on sale June 19. The licenses become valid July 1 and, after that date, all who hunt, trap or who want to apply for an antlerless deer license must have an up-to-date 2017-18 license to do so.
     
    One noticeable change for 2017-18 license buyers is that the full regulations digest typically given out when licenses are purchased is not being provided for free this year.
     
    Instead, all license buyers will receive a complimentary “pocket-guide” that contains general hunting regulations, hunting hours, fluorescent orange requirements, a map of the Wildlife Management Units, and season dates and bag limits.
     
    License buyers who wish to view the full digest can do so online at thewww.pgc.pa.gov, or they can opt to purchase a printed digest for $6. Digests will be sold over-the-counter at Game Commission Region Offices and Harrisburg Headquarters. When purchased elsewhere, the digests will be mailed directly to license buyers.
     
    By no longer giving free digests to all license buyers, the Game Commission will save significantly on the cost of printing and mailing hundreds of thousands of digests.
     
    Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans explained this decision is being motivated by the agency’s financial situation, which already has caused the Game Commission to eliminate programs and reduce personnel.
    “These kinds of reductions in services are necessary as the Game Commission approaches nearly two decades without an increase in the cost of a general hunting or furtaker license,” Burhans said.
     
    Unlike most state agencies, the Game Commission doesn’t get a share of tax money from the state’s general fund. Instead, funding comes primarily from the sale of licenses, the fees for which are set by the General Assembly.
    A challenging fiscal climate also is behind another significant change in 2017-18 – the requirement for all adult and senior pheasant hunters to purchase a permit.
     
    In recent decades, pheasant hunting in Pennsylvania has been possible only through the release of farm-raised pheasants, and the Game Commission’s pheasant propagation program annually has raised and released about 200,000 pheasants or more for hunting statewide. While the program is a popular one, it doesn’t come cheap, costing about $4.7 million annually in recent years.
     
    Steps have been taken to curtail the cost of the program. The Game Commission last year closed two of its four pheasant farms, and the statewide pheasant allocation for 2017-18 has been reduced to 170,000.
    By creating a pheasant permit, the Game Commission has established a mechanism to help fund the pheasant program – giving hunters a chance to help sustain the program rather than see it vanish.
     
    Pheasant permits are required for all adult and senior hunters, including senior lifetime license buyers, who pursue or harvest pheasants. Junior hunters do not need a pheasant permit to hunt or harvest pheasants. Each pheasant permit costs $26.90, and the permit is required in addition to a general hunting license.
     
    General hunting licenses and furtaker licenses each continue to cost $20.90 for Pennsylvania residents and $101.90 for nonresidents.
     
    Resident senior hunters and furtakers, ages 65 and older, can purchase one-year licenses for $13.90, or lifetime licenses for $51.90. For $101.90, resident seniors can purchase lifetime combination licenses that afford them hunting and furtaking privileges. Like other hunters and trappers, seniors still need to purchase archery licenses before participating in the archery deer season, bear licenses to pursue bruins, and permits to harvest pheasants, bobcats, fishers or river otters.
     
    A complete list of licensing requirements can be found at www.pgc.pa.gov.
    Burhans thanked hunters and trappers for their enduring support of Pennsylvania wildlife through their annual license purchases.
     
    “At any price, the opportunity to spend days afield in Penn’s Woods, carrying on our hunting and trapping heritage, is invaluable,” Burhans said. “Our pheasant hunters are a great example of that. When we first proposed creation of a pheasant permit, many of them stepped up to say they’d gladly pay $50 or a $100 for their permits that would keep the propagation program going and sustain the opportunity to hunt pheasants in Pennsylvania.
     
    “For more than a century, hunters and trappers have funded the conservation of all the Commonwealth’s wildlife, for all Pennsylvanians, and we owe them a debt of gratitude,” Burhans said. “Their contribution not only has produced some of the best deer, bear and turkey hunting in the nation, it’s helped to create and maintain healthy habitat and preserve a diversity of wildlife that can be enjoyed by all statewide.”

     
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/18 07:54:52 (permalink)
    Always liked the little booklet, glad they're at least bringing that back.
     
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/19 19:02:24 (permalink)
    Pikepredator2, I think a senior has to buy a bear,doe,and pheasant  duck stamp. My senior combo tag includes archery,muzzleloader and trapping.
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/19 20:20:34 (permalink)
    Picked my license up today. Boy would I hate to be a sales person when the masses, of which most are not aware of the new charges, flock to the counters.

    I didn't ask the sales rep but a dude waiting at the counter said one must also pay for a stamp to hunt with the semi-loading rifles.

    Anybody know before I dawn my new Rambo attire and head for the fields in search of the elusive Pennsylvania whistle pig? Or other legal (this time of year) quarry like Sparrows, Wrens, .......

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/21 07:47:05 (permalink)
    Big Tuna
    Pikepredator2, I think a senior has to buy a bear,doe,and pheasant  duck stamp. My senior combo tag includes archery,muzzleloader and trapping.


    I just copied and pasted this.
     
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/21 08:04:50 (permalink)
    Yes we do have to pay for the doe, bear, migratory, duck-duck-goose and now the chyty-end-of-the-stick pheasant stamp plus the reg book.

    Oh well what the hell, I heard on TV Pennsylvania is now the state with the highest gasoline tax. At least we're first at sumthin... Eh?

    Welcome to der Pennsylvania Wilds, Ya?

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/21 13:45:16 (permalink)
    You a sucka if you pay $6 for booklet. Jus sayin

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/22 13:30:15 (permalink)
    BeenThereDoneThat.
    Yes we do have to pay for the doe, bear, migratory, duck-duck-goose and now the chyty-end-of-the-stick pheasant stamp plus the reg book.



    You would think that after paying for all that you would at least be able to hunt deer and bear with a semi. :-))

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/22 19:46:39 (permalink)
    Or on Sunday. 😄

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/22 22:45:44 (permalink)
    DPMS, didn't you hear, you can hunt using semi-auto rifles... if you buy a stamp.

    You doing any yote competitions? Not hearing much about those these days. Some of them use to offer good money.

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/23 07:58:44 (permalink)
    BeenThereDoneThat.

    You doing any yote competitions? Not hearing much about those these days. Some of them use to offer good money.



    I am not much into competitions. I did hunt song dogs a few times this past fall and winter. Never got any action but the farmer on the same farm did trap out 6 over the winter. 

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/06/23 08:00:19 (permalink)
    Did you fellas hear the PGC will probably legalize electronic waterfowl decoys and electronic ozone emitting devices at next weeks meeting? 
     

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/07/08 10:40:59 (permalink)
    Ever wonder why people hunt less and less or don't care to hunt anymore ? Sick of all this BS of changing rules and regulations every year, adding more costs , and less and less land open for public hunting! Shooting a big buck comes down to who has access to land over skill most times!
     
    Fishing is so much more even of a playing field for all involved to harvest a true trophy, also more equally competitive ! I also like that any fish caught on private water doesn't qualify for Pa. fish records !
     
    That's the way true and fair trophies should be recognized .....no advantages !  
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/07/08 14:27:26 (permalink)
    Amen!
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/07/08 14:57:06 (permalink)
    I just read on the PGC website that they gave out the wrong zip codes for the county treasurer for Bedford and Burks counties in the doe application packet.

    Wow.

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/07/09 10:28:56 (permalink)
    The one year they had the wrong shooting time posted for opening of Fall Turkey season. It was posted an hour before daylight as legal shooting time !
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/08/06 09:28:22 (permalink)
    When the two agencies combine they will get it right!!!!
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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/08/06 10:09:10 (permalink)
    ^^^^
    And when that happens, it will be under DCNR and the hunters and fishers, who are in a minority to the population of the state will become second or third level constituents and that will be the he beginning of the real end for those sports in PA.

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    Re: Rule book 2017-18 season 2017/08/07 20:28:54 (permalink)
    They didn't save any money on this deal,it cost plenty of bucks to print out the regulation book,with little return. I asked the county treasurer how sales where? Not good,only a handful.
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