I agree the shortening of Grouse season here in Pa was nothing more than a political stunt by the new Pa Grouse Biologist. On an unproven theory this female Grouse biologist convinced the PGC upper management to shorten the Grouse season all over Pa. The upper management of the PGC wants shorter season and more cost, well it's starting to happen. You younger guns better start raising some serious objections if you do not want it to continue. The small study injecting young birds with WN is one of the worst I have ever seen. Further robbing the Pa Grouse nests of eggs to run the test just added to the decline of our Pa Grouse population, many of the female Grouse do not retest when this happens. I helped with some of Bill Palmers PGC/RGS Grouse studies, he was a fantastic Pa Grouse Biologist, his forced retirement because of his recommendation to open Grouse season clear into February and for Pa to properly manage their forests thru timber cutting, shows the intent of the PGC with his replacement. I have been hunting and participating in the PGC/RGS development of Grouse management areas for over 50 years now, spend most of my time in Potter/Tioga County where Bill's best Grouse studies were accomplished. I even tried to have Eric Miller, the head PGC Biologist intervene on the behalf of our Pa Grouse hunters asking for a real in-depth WN Study, it did no good. The PGC management wanted this to happen and instead of doing a real in-depth study prior to changing the season, the PGC screwed the Pa Grouse hunters and eliminated the late season all over the state. This move placated the liberals in our PGC political management, next will come the expansion of the snow mobile trails on PGC lands, mark my words. For many years Bill Palmer kept them from shortening the Grouse season, stopping every different bogus political sham they cooked up. Bill's retirement will be the worst things to happen to the Pa Grouse hunters in the history of this state.
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