Pennsylvania Board Of Game Commissioners To Meet On April 20-21 2009
Deer Open House display to be available to visitors on April 20.
HARRISBURG – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will be meeting on Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21, at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81. The meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. on both days.
On Monday, April 20, the Board will hear public comments on the proposed 2009-10 hunting and furtaking seasons and bag limits that were given preliminary approval in January. The Board also will receive agency staff reports and updates.
On Tuesday, April 21, the Board is scheduled to take official action to finalize the 2009-10 hunting and furtaking seasons and bag limits, and to set antlerless deer license allocations for the upcoming seasons.
A complete agenda for the meeting will be posted on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) prior to the meeting. Minutes from the January meeting are available in the “Reports/Minutes” section of the homepage.
Additionally, on April 20, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Game Commission will bring its latest deer management open house display to the agency’s headquarters to enable visitors to the Board meeting to review the information. By April 20, the agency will have held six open houses in communities throughout the Commonwealth. (For more information, please see News Release #022-09 in the News Release section of the agency’s website – www.pgc.state.pa.us.)
“Open houses are used by the agency as an interactive public outreach tool that employs multimedia presentations, exhibits and wildlife managers to bring both the nuts-and-bolts and finer details of deer management to hunters, farmers and others whose lives are influenced by deer,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director.
“The effort emphasizes bringing this powerful communications and educational tool to residents as a means to further the general public’s understanding of deer and deer management. The approach is bolstered by having agency employees on hand to engage participants who attend the open houses.”
Roe noted that this year marks the third year that the agency has conducted deer management open houses throughout the state.
“The open house format provides a means to cover wide-ranging topics through specialized stations set-up in a large hall,” Roe said. “Stations are spaced out so participants who have questions and/or comments for station attendants can communicate in a one-on-one exchange without interruptions and with the expectation of getting answers immediately.”