History shows that “The Federation” was established on February 11, 1932. The creation of our organization is described as happening through “a meeting of five Pennsylvania conservationists.”
Rest assured, their vision 88 years ago is still reflected today.
To be recognized as the premier voice for conservation and our outdoor heritage in Pennsylvania.
Today, the PFSC mission statement remains on track with what was published twenty-five years ago in an Annual Report. Our mission statement has been shortened and is simply stated as “to protect and conserve Pennsylvania’s natural resources, outdoor heritage, and 2nd Amendment rights."
PFSC is unique in our mission.
While PFSC doesn’t necessarily raise funding for habitat projects, we are on the front lines to protect that habitat from being destroyed or exploited.
PFSC’s long history of fighting for and promoting our outdoor heritage for it to be enjoyed here in Pennsylvania.
We have a history of influencing changes that made enforcement of game laws easier.
We can compare the mining of coal in the 1930s and the impact it was having on our natural resources to our current concerns.
While the reference in the minutes from February 12, 1937, regarding the effectiveness of “twenty letters are written in plain English” absolutely rings true today, times have changed and the effectiveness of large organized efforts is obvious.
It is only through the combined efforts of Pennsylvania sportsmen, wildlife enthusiasts, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, legislators, and other stakeholders that we may identify the permanent solution to Chronic Wasting Disease here in Pennsylvania.
***THE PA GAME COMMISSION HAS NO REGULATORY AUTHORITY/CONTROL OVER CAPTIVE/FARMED ANIMAL*** https://pafedsportsmenconservationists.blogspot.com/2020/01/chronic-wasting-disease.html
Senate Bill 485 would provide for the sale of antlerless deer hunting licenses through the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System (PALS). This means hunters could potentially buy their antlerless licenses online or in person at the same outlet where they bought their original license.
The PA Game Commission needs the same authority as the PA Fish & Boat Commission (HB808) to set fees. The last hunting license fee increase was in 1999. The PGC does not receive state funding. Revenue comes from hunting licenses sales, Pittman & Robertson Funding, and other conservation sources. License fees for the PGC are set by the state legislature. The last hunting license fee increase was in 1999.
Representative Keith Gillispie
“Both of those agencies, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Fish, and Boat Commission, are professional agencies,” said state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), the committee chair. “They’re not going to price themselves out of the market, and they know where they need to direct those resources to and how to manage it.”
Last session, the individual bills both passed overwhelmingly in the Senate but lacked the votes in our committee. I’m planning to take another swing at this because of my strong feeling that the commissions both need and deserve the ability to set their own fees for the benefit of outdoor enthusiasts for whom they provide much-needed services.
This proposed legislation would allow organizations with Small Games Of Chance club licenses to offer games of chance virtually via the internet or mobile application, as well as receive payment electronically through credit and debit cards or other electronic mobile payment applications.
Continue to bring Pennsylvania wildlife management into the 21st Century standards and eliminate the restrictions based on a 338-year-old law from 1682.
Based on the science-led, resource first wildlife established in the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. We must strive for optimization of opportunity if we want to optimize participation.
Senator James Brewster - Senate Bill 147
“I am pleased and humbled to receive the 2020 Legislator of the Year award from the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and Conservationists. Together, along with the leadership and members of the federation, we have worked hard on key issues and have had success in addressing the needs of sportsmen and women."
“Under the leadership of Harold Daub, the federation has been an active and effective advocate for change. I want to thank Harold and all the members of the federation for the award and recognition and I look forward to continuing to be a strong voice in the Senate for sportsmen and women for years to come.”
“The Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and Conservationists would like to show our support to the Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League and Firearms Owners of America for stepping up and fighting anti-gun legislation of this nature. PFSC is donating $250.00 at this time to help with the litigation expenses. We must stand together as Second Amendment advocates. If this can happen here in Pittsburgh, it can happen anywhere in this state, none of us want that.”
Harold Daub, Executive Director, PFSC
“ I am asking all member clubs to contribute what they can to the ACSL Pittsburgh Litigation Fund. We are optimistic that Liberty will prevail, however, the opposition is extremely well funded with taxpayer dollars and “pro-bono” representation from Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown" Lawyers.”
Klint Macro, President of Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League.
The legislation consists of three bills:
City residents who currently own guns and accessories outlined in the bills would be grandfathered. Violators would face a civil penalty that carries a $1,000 fine, or up to 90 days in prison, for each offense.
TO DONATE Click here. Give what you can.
By Check: write the check to ACSL and include “Pittsburgh Litigation” in the memo.
Mail to: ACSL, PO Box 205, Presto, PA 15142
For more information/ways to support contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Klint Macro, President of Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League
Harold Daub, Exec. Dir. PFSC gives $250 to Klint Macro, Pres. Allegheny County Sportsmen's League
Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and Conservationists
2426 North 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17110
Copyright © 2020 Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and Conservationists
All Rights Reserved.
The Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen & Conservationists is a 501(c)4 non-profit, tax-exempt organization as provided by IRS regulations. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free (within PA) 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Website by Deer Track Productions