Game, Fish Committee to Take Up Resolution to Study Merger

WHAT:           The House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold a meeting to consider the following legislation:  

  • House Bill 451 (Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Armstrong/Indiana): Allows the use of leashed tracking dogs to track and recover legally wounded or harvested white-tail deer and black bear.
  • House Bill 577 (Rep. Gary Haluska, D-Cambria): Ensures that at least one resident of the Elk Management Area receives an opportunity to purchase an elk hunting license each year.
  • House Bill 723 (Rep. Matt Baker, R-Bradford/Tioga): Clarifies that wild boars and other swine kept behind fences on game farms or hunting preserves are not defined as “wild animals” under the Game Code and not under the regulatory purview of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
  • House Resolution 129 (Causer): Directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the feasibility of merging the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

WHO:            Causer and members of the committee. 

WHEN:          Wednesday, March 13, at 9 a.m. 

WHERE:        205 Ryan Office Building, Harrisburg 


Media contact: Patricia Hippler, 717.772.9846, 

Office of State Rep. Martin Causer