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just wondering how many of you guys think an extra $21.00 is worth it to take another turkey. how long before they charge for a pheasant tag or a general small game tag? i love this state, but at this rate i might as well start hunting maryland. especially since they are thinking about raising the cost of our licenses. :eek:
 

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I'm gladly paying the $21 this year. When I kill one opening day or early in the season I always find myself wishing I were back in the woods, this year, I can be.

On another note, take a look around the U.S. and see some of the prices in other states, PA is still one of the lowest priced for residents.
 

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i agree, i'll probably buy the extra tag also. because next to archery i just looove turkey hunting :D as of yet i don't think our licenses are out of whack, it's just for the money we do pay i'd like to see sunday hunting( now i did it, just opened a big can of worms) :eek: and possibly some improvement in our pheasant restocking and grouse population. i won't even comment on the deer controversy. i realize we have it better than a lot of states but then again we've always been ranked in the top five as far as a sportsman paradise goes and i'd like to keep it that way. :smile:
 

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I've never done well turkey hunting, so I will not be buying the extra tag. I do think it is a good idea for those who are die hard turkey hunters.
 

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have they said how they will spend the money?
I wouldn't have any problem if they gave a portion to the N*** who has mad a lot of progress with the turkey population.
 

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silverback said:
have they said how they will spend the money?
I wouldn't have any problem if they gave a portion to the N*** who has mad a lot of progress with the turkey population.


Yes, part of it does go to the N**F. The tag was originally only going to be like $11 or some odd number, but they decided to bring the N**F in on it and a percentage of every tag sold is going towards their restocking programs, habitat improvement, food plots and what not. A friend of mine is on the board of the Allegheny Chapter here in PA so I gave him the once over about the tag and all.


Sounds to me like, dare I say it, the PGC may actually be on the right track
 

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I agree with the pheasant and the grouse bud. I am only 25, but it's amazing how the population has dropped in the 12 years I've been hunting. I can't tell you the last time I saw a pheasant in the wild honestly, and the only places I come across grouse are in the nastiest, thickest hell hole thickets around that you can't raise your gun in. I haven't actually small game hunted since I was probably 18 or so, but the bird population does need improvement, heck, even the rabbits for that matter.




With so many fox and coyotes around now, they don't stand a fighting chance in the wild anymore IMO
 

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PABowhunt4life said:
Sounds to me like, dare I say it, the PGC may actually be on the right track
Right idea, but $21 is a bit high I think.
I give them credit for trying.
I mean if a doe tag is only about $6 why is a turkey tag so much more?
I would just like to see how they came up with that number.

They should give the money to the N***. if they have invested money to help the habitat, why should the PGC take all the income?
 

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silverback said:
Right idea, but $21 is a bit high I think.
I give them credit for trying.
I mean if a doe tag is only about $6 why is a turkey tag so much more?
I would just like to see how they came up with that number.

They should give the money to the N***. if they have invested money to help the habitat, why should the PGC take all the income?


DITTO!!!!!!!!!
 

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PABowhunt4life said:
I'm gladly paying the $21 this year.

On another note, take a look around the U.S. and see some of the prices in other states, PA is still one of the lowest priced for residents.
AMEN!!!
 

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PABowhunt4life said:
I'm gladly paying the $21 this year. When I kill one opening day or early in the season I always find myself wishing I were back in the woods, this year, I can be.

On another note, take a look around the U.S. and see some of the prices in other states, PA is still one of the lowest priced for residents.

AMEN to that also...i have no problem paying the extra $$ for the oppertunity to take a second bird. Its better than going outta state and buying a NR tag
to take a second gobbler. Turkey season is my second favorite right behind deer.
 

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silverback said:
Right idea, but $21 is a bit high I think.
I give them credit for trying.
I mean if a doe tag is only about $6 why is a turkey tag so much more?
I would just like to see how they came up with that number.

They should give the money to the N***. if they have invested money to help the habitat, why should the PGC take all the income?


Again lol, the PGC ISN't taking all the income, see my post above. As for $21, I really don't think it's that steep. I mean, you pay $20 for your regular license which only entitles you to one spring bird, so $21 for another tag isn't that bad IMO. Granted, for $20 the license lets you take other animals obviously, but for that $20 you're still only allowed one gobbler in the spring.

For the doe tag question, PA has wanted to reduce the number of doe for a LONG time now, that's why they're only $6 lol. I mean, drop $30 you can theoretically nail 5 doe, that's what the PGC wanted, to play on the hunters ego essentially IMO.

Now, the $21 for the turkey tag, the PGC gets their cut and the NW*F gets theirs, so of course they're not gonna give that away cheap with 2 organizations fighting over it. I also don't think they want a problem with the turkey population the same way they screwed up the deer in some parts. $21 will kep a lot of people from buying a second tag for whatever reason, so the overall harvest, even with a second tag shouldn't put a drastic dent in the turkey population IMO.
 
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