Here is the latest. The Game Commission is allowing us to buy a second Spring Gobbler tag.
Pennsylvania hunters interested in applying for a second spring gobbler tag can begin doing so on Jan. 1, according to Game Commission Executive Director Vern Ross. Applications are available on page 36 of the 2005-06 Pennsylvania Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations, which is provided to each license buyer, or by going to the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), and clicking on “Spring Turkey Tag App.” in the “Quick Clicks” box in the upper right hand corner of the homepage.
Wow. How nice of them. This can’t be some new way to generate funds, can it?
“Pennsylvania, however, is unique with its large number of wild turkey hunters and large harvests,” Casalena said. “Therefore, it is imperative that sufficient population monitoring occurs prior to any additional season changes. We regularly recommend the change in seasons remain in place for at least three years to assess any biological and social impacts caused by that change, after which additional changes can be made, such as extending hunting hours beyond noon.”
Oh, I see. It is a way to reduce the size of the flock, AND raise money!