Pennsylvania Game Commission: Correction Issued Regarding Extended Archery Season for Antlerless Deer in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D

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HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 24 /-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave preliminary approval to a slate of seasons and bag limits for 2007-08. However, News Release #010-07 incorrectly listed information about extended archery deer seasons for Wildlife Management Units 2B, 5C and 5D, the three highly developed units of the state that cover the southwestern and southeastern portions of the state.

    As part of the season frameworks given preliminary approval, the Board provided for extended archery seasons for antlerless deer only in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, to be held Sept. 15-28, and Nov. 12-24, in addition to the statewide season dates. The Board also gave preliminary approval to an archery deer season for antlerless deer only in WMU 2B from Dec. 10-22.

    It was incorrectly noted in this news release that these extended seasons were for antlered and antlerless deer.

    Following is the corrected portion of the season table for deer:

     DEER, ARCHERY (Antlerless Only) WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: Sept. 15-28, and Nov.

     12-24. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

     DEER, ARCHERY (Antlerless Only) WMU 2B: Dec. 10-22. One antlerless deer

     with each required antlerless license.

    News Release #010-07 has been changed to reflect the correct information on the agency's website (http://www.pgc.state.pa.us).

    The next Board meeting will be held on April 17-18, at which time Game Commissioners will take final action on the 2007-08 seasons and bag limits and establish antlerless deer license allocations for the 22 WMUs.

    Created in 1895 as an independent state agency, the Game Commission is responsible for conserving and managing all wild birds and mammals in the Commonwealth, establishing hunting seasons and bag limits, enforcing hunting and trapping laws, and managing habitat on the 1.4 million acres of State Game Lands it has purchased over the years with hunting and furtaking license dollars to safeguard wildlife habitat. The agency also conducts numerous wildlife conservation programs for schools, civic organizations and sportsmen's clubs.

    The Game Commission does not receive any general state taxpayer dollars for its annual operating budget. The agency is funded by license sales revenues; the state's share of the federal Pittman-Robertson program, which is an excise tax collected through the sale of sporting arms and ammunition; and monies from the sale of oil, gas, coal, timber and minerals derived from State Game Lands.
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