hunting http://wesa.fm en As Deer Season Approaches, Hunters Urged to Donate Some of Their Haul http://wesa.fm/post/deer-season-approaches-hunters-urged-donate-some-their-haul <p>With deer season just days away, hunters are being urged to donate some portion of what they haul in to food banks.<br /><br />The group Hunters Sharing the Harvest reimburses 92 participating deer butchers around the state for taking donated venison and processing the meat for distribution.<br /><br />Lorri Diller, co-owner of Diller’s Deer Processing in Cumberland County, said hunters don’t have to donate a whole deer.<br /> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:43:29 +0000 Mary Wilson 20507 at http://wesa.fm Bow Hunting To Be Allowed On Airport Land http://wesa.fm/post/bow-hunting-be-allowed-airport-land <p>Get your inner Katniss Everdeen ready.</p><p>The Allegheny County Airport Authority is opening up land for archery-only hunting in the coming months. &nbsp;The pilot program will allow bow hunting in designated zones, but it will be limited to a certain number of hunters.</p><p>“There will be an online lottery in mid-to-late September,” said state Sen. Matt Smith. “People can go to the <a href="http://www.flypittsburgh.com/archery">airport authority website</a> right now, put their name in for the lottery and there will be 157 individuals selected.”</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:40:48 +0000 Deanna Garcia 15906 at http://wesa.fm Partnership Educates on Impact of Hunting on Economy http://wesa.fm/post/partnership-educates-impact-hunting-economy <p>A new partnership of organizations is aiming to teach Pennsylvanians about the impact hunting has on the state’s economy.</p><p>A diverse group that ranges from chambers of commerce leaders to small business owners has formed a partnership called Hunting Works for Pennsylvania.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This partnership was created to advocate for public policy that supports jobs and economic prosperity.</span></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 11647 at http://wesa.fm Slight Uptick to PA Deer Harvest Last Hunting Season http://wesa.fm/post/slight-uptick-pa-deer-harvest-last-hunting-season <p>Hunters killed roughly 343,110 deer in Pennsylvania during the 2012-2013 season, according to the state's Game Commission, a yearly increase of about 2 percent.</p><p>That includes roughly 133,860 antlered deer and 209,250 antlerless deer, both increases over the previous season.</p><p>Joe Neville, director of information and education for the Game Commission, said the numbers are on track with his agency's annual goal of harvesting about one-third of the state's population of roughly one million deer.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:29:44 +0000 Noah Brode 6105 at http://wesa.fm