management shortcomings received nation attention in November
2011 when USP President Randy Santucci was interviewed by
noted outdoorsman and hunter Ted Nugent at his ranch in Michigan.
The interview was aired on Ted Nugent's Spirit of the Wild
Show on the Outdoor Channel.
Validation of USP's
2011 position comes from the June 30th Penn State news article
where the very biologists that touted Pennsylvania deer management
as being sound science now admit benefits to forest regeneration
have been minimal. To see the
the article and click the play arrow below to here that interview.
This deer program
has severally damaged a Pennsylvania hunting tradition, crippled
or closed countless rural business and discouraged interest
for recruiting an entire generation of new hunters as reflected
by the drop in youth license sales.
Pennsylvania continue to follow its admitted failed deer program
for another 5 years while biologist scramble to determine
the short comings of their sound science??
you happy about the current deer shortage?
If not do something
about it! After a lot of years we finally got some legislation
initiated, so I hope sportsmen capitalize on what we have
done and encourage Sen. Alloway, and Rep. Causer and their
personal legislators to support these 4 bills. You can bet
the other side will be contacting them to express their displeasure!!
Write your legislators and show support for the sportsmen.
is a summary of the 4 bills:
HB 1370: calls for an end of concurrent deer seasons
HB 870: calls for an end to DMAP on public land
In addition there are 2 bills floated and sponsored by Rep.
David Maloney looking for co-sponsorship. One of these bills
calls for an end of managing deer via Ecosystem Management,
and returning to Maximum Sustained Yield (MSY) like we had
in the pre-Alt days. The second bill calls for redesigning
our Wildlife Management Units and a return to county based
doe permit allocations.
Any and all of these
pieces of legislation will get things help to restore our
deer herd! PLEASE
DO YOUR PART.
Can you imagine
what would happen if we could just get 1% of Pennsylvania's
hunters to voice their opinion on this issue.....just 1% -
about 70,000 hunters! It has to start someplace......
The point to all
of this is not the relevancy of the 5 year study - that that
is simply a stall tactic while the PGC/DCNR comes up with
a plan to justify the continued reduction of our deer herd.
The point is that they have destroyed a Pennsylvania tradition,
countless numbers of business', and discouraged an entire
generation of new hunters from becoming hunters....all in
the name of preserving our forests - AND
IT HAS FAILED!!
The people responsible
need to be held accountable and replaced with someone who
knows what the heck they are doing!!! This needs to be impressed
upon our legislators, so PLEASE
DO YOUR PART.
you going to buy a hunting license?” Read
Did he retire or
just see the writing on the wall? Read our
and form you own opinion.
Game & Fisheries
Rep. Martin Causer
(R-Turtlepoint), chairman of the House Game and Fisheries
Committee, hosted a public hearing about Pennsylvania's deer
management policies on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Coudersport
Volunteer Fire Department, 171 Route 6 West, Coudersport,
PA 16915. Read
Randy Santucci’s article
are a few articles by John Eveland for your information.
Beck interview of Ted Nugent!
By Randy Santucci President USP
This video is about
12 minutes long, but extremely worth watching, please watch
the complete video.
Ted Nugent an unknowing
victim of an obscure unprecedented game law in Alaska, explains
the circumstances for Glen Beck in this interview. Once again
the media and it’s partial truths, attempts to discredit one
of the premiere 2nd amendment supporters and promoters of
hunting that exists today. Watch
the interview on this link.
ecologist John Eveland completed a study of the Pennsylvania
Game Commission estimated 2011 deer harvest. Read
his report here. Information on John Eveland and other
reports he has published can be read on the Allegheny County
Sportsmen's league web site at www.acsl-pa.org.
Another disappointing deer hunting season, thanks to the PGC's
deer eradication program. We have been getting considerable
feedback from our viewers at
talk back and I have generated a page for our readers
to read that feedback. I have removed their names and
email address for the writer’s privacy. Now that the
holidays are over and the year 2011 closed we can look back
hopefully that is was the year our PA deer mismanagement started
to change. We as hunters can only hope 2012 brings
an end to the devastation of our number one sport hunting
animal, the white tail deer. Read
our disappointed hunters stories.
purpose of the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania is to bring
attention to important issues relating to hunting, fishing,
trapping and shooting. We publish and distribute
a quarterly news letter (Woods & Waters) for our members.
that regular deer hunting season is over, we hope everyone
had a safe hunting season. However, from feedback and complaint’s
we have been getting at USP; the season was another failure
with hunters seeing very few deer. Thanks to the PGC's failed
deer management plan with very few deer remaining, we can
no longer call it hunting, just time enjoying the outdoors.
second archery and primitive flintlock hunting season open;
we ask all hunters to be extremely careful and insure and
identify your target. At this time hunters will be wearing
camouflage while hunting, and not wearing the
florescent orange, and can very
easily blend into the background .
are asking the hunter’s to not shoot a doe and help the deer
sportsmen are well aware there are locations with-in Pennsylvania
that are over populated with deer, but the majority of the
state has had the herd decimated. This sport of hunting must
be preserved for our future generations of children and
grandchildren, change to PGC's self destruction of siding
with the anti-hunters. We sportsmen must band together and
attempt to end the fraud of the PGC.
supports returning to the traditional two week buck season
followed by a two day doe season. We believe the PGC should
go back to doe allocations by county instead of Wildlife Management
Units. If a county has a deer shortage; close that county
and give the herd a chance to build back up. Where there are
an abundance of deer extend the doe season if necessary.
To promote and
maintain high standards in conservation of our natural resources.
To cooperate with
State and Federal agencies and all sportsmen organizations
to protect and achieve the needs of both wildlife and sportsmen.
To defend our heritage
right to hunt, fish, trap, and to protect our constitutional
right to keep and bear arms.
To promote programs to educate the public
about hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting for all future
the largest independent statewide sportsmen organization in
Pennsylvania, we can accomplish a lot with just a small amount
of money. All of the USP officers are highly motivated, interested,
knowledgeable sportsmen and all are non salaried, and even
our professional full time representative in Harrisburg is
a non salaried officer. In spite of all this we cannot perform
miracles, and we cannot exist without you as a member.