NRA supports crossbow inclusion

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NRA supports crossbow inclusion

Postby Highlander Archery » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:55 pm

Vote Scheduled to Change the Pennsylvania Game Code to Include Crossbows!
Please Contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission Today!  
Over the last several years, there has been a growing debate concerning the use of crossbows in Pennsylvania.  At its upcoming meeting, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be voting on a proposal that would make Pennsylvania the twelfth state to allow the use of crossbows during the state archery season.   This meeting will be held from Sunday, January 25 to Tuesday, January 27.
 
NRA strongly advocates for any expansion of hunter opportunity and choice when there is no biological reason to oppose the expansion.  In fact, states that have allowed the use of crossbows have been able to maintain healthy wildlife populations.  Additionally, the recruitment and retention of hunters has improved by removing crossbow restrictions.  At a time when the number of hunters is declining, nothing is more important than the ongoing effort to preserve and strengthen our hunting heritage.
 
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has received input on both sides of the issue from stakeholders concerning this proposed change.  It's time the Pennsylvania Game Commission hear from the very sportsmen and hunters they represent.  There is little doubt that non-hunters and "animal rights" forces will be active in making their voices heard, so it is vital that sportsmen speak loudly.
 
Please contact the members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission TODAY and respectfully ask that they act to preserve our cherished hunting heritage by voting for the inclusion of crossbows during the state archery season.  Contact information for your Game Commissioner can be found below.
 
Roxane Palone, President
vrpalone@windstream.net
 
Greg Isabella, Vice-President
secommissioner@aol.com
 
Jay Delaney, Jr., Secretary
PGCDistrict7@aol.com
 
Russell Schleiden
reschleiden@intergate.com
 
Tom Boop
tboop@verizon.net
 
Dave Schreffler
c-deschreff@state.pa.us
 
Ron Weaner
pgc6@superpa.net

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RE: NRA supports crossbow inclusion

Postby coach » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:41 pm

I say good for the folks that wants it. !!
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RE: NRA supports crossbow inclusion

Postby Highlander Archery » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:28 pm

2nd Alert issued today

Your Help is Needed to Expand Hunting
Opportunities in the Keystone State!
Please Contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission Today!  
Over the last several years, there has been a growing debate concerning the use of crossbows in Pennsylvania.  On Tuesday, January 27, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be voting on a proposal that would make Pennsylvania the twelfth state to allow the use of crossbows during the state archery season.  

The Commission will take public remarks on Sunday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m.  The doors will open at noon and you must register at that time to speak at the hearing.  The Commission will again take public remarks on Monday, January 26 at 8:30 a.m.  The doors will open at 7:45 a.m. and, again, you must sign up to voice your opinion. To view a copy of the agenda, please click here.

NRA strongly advocates for any expansion of hunter opportunity and choice when there is no biological reason to oppose the expansion.  In fact, states that have allowed the use of crossbows have been able to maintain healthy wildlife populations.  Additionally, the recruitment and retention of hunters has improved by removing crossbow restrictions.  At a time when the number of hunters is declining, nothing is more important than the ongoing effort to preserve and strengthen our hunting heritage.  To read NRA's letter to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, please click here.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has received input on both sides of the issue from stakeholders concerning this proposed change.  It's time the Pennsylvania Game Commission hear from the very sportsmen and hunters they represent.  There is little doubt that non-hunters and animal "rights" forces will be active in making their voices heard, so it is vital that sportsmen speak loudly.

Your calls are working, so please continue contacting the members of the Pennsylvania Game  Commission and respectfully ask that they act to preserve our cherished hunting heritage by voting for the inclusion of crossbows during the state archery season.  Contact information for the Game Commission can be found below.

Roxane Palone, President
vrpalone@windstream.net 

Greg Isabella, Vice-President
secommissioner@aol.com

Jay Delaney, Jr., Secretary
PGCDistrict7@aol.com

Russell Schleiden
reschleiden@intergate.com

Tom Boop
tboop@verizon.net

Dave Schreffler
c-dschreff@state.pa.us

Ron Weaner
pgc6@superpa.net

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RE: NRA supports crossbow inclusion

Postby dmcianfa » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:57 am

I plan on calling everyone I know in PA to vote against crossbow legalization during archery season, so that pretty much should negate everyone whos voting for it here. LOL!!!!
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