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Old 07-06-2005, 01:30 PM
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All I meant was that was a way that townships do restrict some hunting. I agree they do not have the authority to limit hunting or weapons for hunting purposes.


Here's just one article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:
Pa. 'deer SWAT team' called in to cull 80 from Upper St. Clair herd
By Jackie Day

Deer control can be expensive. Just ask administrators in Upper St. Clair, who have agreed to pay $20,000 to a federal agency described as a "deer SWAT team" to get rid of 80 deer.
Trained sharpshooters from the USDA Wildlife Service will move in at night, kill deer living on township land and neatly remove the carcass "without anyone knowing they were ever there," said Gary Fujak, a Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officer.
They will have the meat processed and distributed to a local nonprofit, Hunters Sharing the Harvest, which gives venison to food banks and needy families.
All of this will be done within a 10-day period early next year.
The wildlife team, based in Ligonier, is best known for deer cull work at airport runways throughout Pennsylvania.
Fujak said the $20,000 fee would fund sharpshooter's expenses, such as fuel, travel and equipment, as well as meat processing costs.
Upper St. Clair received approval in October for the Deer Control Political Subdivision Permit from the Game Commission. It allows the use of firearms in populated suburban areas, including residential property and parkland.
Only two municipalities in Pennsylvania -- Fox Chapel and Fairmont Park, near Philadelphia -- have been awarded the special permit.
The permit restricts deer cull activity to Feb. 1 through Sept. 30. This is separate from the state's legal hunting season, which runs from October through January with some breaks in between.
"This is not hunting," Fujak told those in attendance at a meeting last week. "This is like a SWAT team, but instead of taking down terrorists, they will be taking out deer."
Nobody is permitted to hunt on township property, Fujak said, other than those who have been tested and assigned a special territory within the township's 485-acre Boyce-Mayview Park.
Rich Oprison, who moved into the township last year, said he was not made aware that hunting would be allowed only 150 yards from his back yard, which is near Mayview State Hospital.
He told the board last week that notification about where and when hunting is conducted in the township should be "blatantly obvious."
Whitetail Management South bowhunters have harvested an average of 40 deer per season for the past four years, but the number of deer-vehicle collisions continues to rise.
The township's whitetail management report said that of the 189 deer-vehicle collisions reported in 2004, approximately 48 percent occurred on Washington Road, near the park.
That number is up from 157 accidents reported in 2003.
The report estimates there are 800 deer in the park.
"That's a little bit of guessing and a little bit of science," said Mark Mansfield, assistant township manager. When asked what impact the removal of 80 deer would have on a herd that size, Fujak replied, "If those deer weren't removed, the population would continue to rise. But it has to be an ongoing maintenance thing if it's going to work."
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:39 PM
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Thanks. I forgot about that article. I hate it when they have to go to those measures.
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Old 07-06-2005, 03:25 PM
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With permission for bow it is a 150 yard safety zone from a school instead of the 50 yards in other areas. My bet they wont let you hunt.Most school boards are liberal.And you would probably see alot of porno in them woods after school is out.
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:04 PM
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ummmm....... is this a REAL question? i would have to say NO
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:29 PM
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I would be really shocked if they allowed you to hunt with even a slingshot. That is a township and local police dept. matter. You need to contact them and ask. I bet they say no way Jose.

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Old 07-07-2005, 06:30 AM
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Good luck Barnes. I work for a school district that is situated at the side of a mountain. Plenty of prime hunting territory that the school owns. Do you think I could hunt it?

...nope.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:24 AM
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Maybe I'll just use land for shed hunting. I've seen deer and sign but haven't seen a buck yet. It's about 100 yards from my house so it's convenient. Also - a 197" buck was shot around here last November. The potential is certainly here.
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:28 PM
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actually LEAGALY, you can shoot from your property IF you are not inside local city limits. I think this would be hard because most schools are built in town. Thats what i was told down here NEway.
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Old 07-07-2005, 10:10 PM
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No town or city nearby. We're in an arera where suburbia and old farms migled. If any of you guys are computer savy, hit google maps, aerial photographs and put in Middle School Drive, Audubon PA 19403. You'll see a ton of woods down the street from me and where the school is in relation.
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Old 07-08-2005, 02:06 AM
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I know exactly where you are. Look get a wheelchair and talk retarded and they might leave you hunt.Works for me sometimes
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