Legislation takes aim at Game Commission's deer management program, declining deer population May 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

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...  said state Sen. Rich Alloway, who chairs the Senate Game & Fisheries Committee. "I know that we have to be concerned about the forest and the habitat, but I feel the pendulum has swung so far out of balance in reducing the deer herd." ... House Bill 870 ... would prevent the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from enrolling its 2.1 million acres of state forest and state park lands in the PGC's Deer Management Assistance Program... Ponesti said the loss of hunters over the past decade, and the dollars they spent, was greater than the increase in timber value derived from keeping deer numbers on state forest lands low...

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