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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Causer Earns First Chairmanship, Will Lead House Game and Fisheries Committee

Causer Earns First Chairmanship, Will Lead House Game and Fisheries Committee

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) has been named chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee for the 2013-14 legislative session by Speaker-designate Rep. Sam Smith (R-Punxsutawney).

“Hunting and fishing play an important role in our state and regional economies, but more importantly, these activities are a vital part of our heritage,” Causer said. “As chairman of the committee, my top priority will be to protect and preserve that heritage for future generations of sportsmen and sportswomen.”

The House Game and Fisheries Committee is responsible for reviewing legislative proposals that impact hunters and anglers in the Commonwealth. The committee also receives and reviews annual reports from both the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

During the 2011-12 session, the committee worked on several bills that are now law, including:

Enhancements to the Mentored Youth Hunting Program, which is designed to help get more young people involved in hunting activities.
Improving access to military-specific hunting licenses by allowing them to be sold by all licensing agents rather than just at commission offices and county treasurers’ offices.
Removing the requirement that sportsmen and sportswomen must wear back tags while hunting (Pennsylvania was one of only two states that still had the requirement).
Offering multi-year fishing licenses and permits.

According to the most recent study conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, participation in wildlife-related recreation (hunting, fishing and wildlife watching) nationwide increased from 87.5 million people in 2006 to more than 91 million in 2011. More than 1.1 million anglers and 775,000 hunters to took the waterways and the woods of the Commonwealth, spending nearly $1.6 billion in 2011. Pennsylvania also ranks in the top five in the nation for the most in-state hunters.

“Hunting and fishing are long-standing traditions for many Pennsylvania families, including my own,” Causer said. “It is my goal to ensure those traditions continue.”

This assignment is Causer’s first as a committee chairman. He has served as representative for the 67th legislative district since 2003. During the prior legislative session, he was a member of the House Appropriations, Health, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees. He also served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Parks and Forests within the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

Causer invites area residents to visit www.RepCauser.com to sign up for periodic updates on hunting and fishing news. He also maintains a legislative Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RepCauser.

20 comments :

Anonymous said...

Good luck Marty!

Anonymous said...

now you have the chance to clean them up

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Causer
I wish you would take this oportunity to take a Serious look at allowing Sunday hunting. Many working Men and Women find it very difficult to find time to enjoy hunting due to the demands of working. Hunting on Private land and State Game lands on Sunday would be a great improvment.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Causer,

I am one of the many farmers that have opposed Sunday hunting from the beginning. Leave the Lord's day as it is. NO HUNTING!

Quigley said...

Mr Farmer, So you're saying that Sunday is "God's Day" according to your beliefs? Well...your beliefs aren't the same as everyone else. there are some that worship on Saturday...some on Friday...some think every day they draw a breath is god's day. Why should we make our rules for hunting conform to your religious beliefs? Nobody says you HAVE to hunt on Sundays. Quit being so narrow minded and turn off the tunnel vision. Not everything is about you. Other states have Sunday hunting without making a huge disruption.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely agree with the above comment. PLEASE consider opening hunting up on Sundays. The working man gets 2 days to hunt in a 2 week season (Saturdays), and then if you consider family responsibilities and other activities vying for your time it may not even amount to 2 days.

Anonymous said...

Quigly,

When you and the rest of you heathens are finished tweaking what the Good Lord has put in place for us to follow let me know. I follow God's book and not some made up one like you do. I don't question what the Lord has asked me to do. That doesn't make me narrow minded. That makes me a good and faithful follower. Get your act together young man and you just might get a pass at the pearly gates. Tempt your own fate and keep questioning the Lord. My Land my rules... Go fish!

Quigley said...

So you're saying that your religion is the one and only religion that should be practiced? Bing....tunnel vision!!

Oh..by the way,"Do not judge others, and you will not be judged" and here is the 4th commandment:

"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God"

Nowhere does it say that Sunday is dedicated as the sabbath day.

"Christians from very early times have had differences of opinion on the question of whether Sabbath should be observed on a Saturday or a Sunday. The issue does not arise for Jews or Seventh Day Adventist, for whom "Shabbat" or Sabbath is unquestionably on Saturday (Acts 13:13-14). Nor for Muslims whose day of assembly (jumu'ah) is on a Friday."

So....back off and take "your land and your rules" (narrow minded) and put them wherever you think they should go.

Since hunting has absolutely NOTHING to do with religion, why is it even a question on whether Ican hunt and provide sustenance for my family on any day of the week?

Maybe you're the one who needs to get your act together and quit being so self righteous and judgemental and try being open minded for once.

Anonymous said...

If the PETA puffer farmer, christian, hypocrate, judge dont approve of Sunday hunting he can post his land and not allow it on his property. It shouldnt have any effect on the rest of us. Im in the same ball game here but I work a 6 day schedule. Mon-Sat. So I pay about $100 by the time I get done buying my licenses with my tags (archery, doe, etc) and I just hope that I might get some hunting in. Which I always do but it would be great to not have to worry about it so much. I also think that a doe tag should come with your license. Either with the buck tag or maybe you could mail in and get a buck tag like doe is now. The buck/doe ratio is way out of control.

Anonymous said...

Quigly,

This is not the farmer replying but you should be smart enough to realize that smart shit attitudes like yours just aggrevate the situation. You and your opinions are exactly why we see more and more posted signs every year Mr. Know it all. You may be able to quote scripture, after you googled it I am sure, but you sure do not know when it is appropriate to just shut up and just leave it alone. You are the reason we lose access to more and more property every year. You my friend should have a little more respect.

Anonymous said...

I really don't see what the issue of hunting on Sunday has anything to do with farm land to begin with. If someone doesn't want you on their property then you don't enter their property. Period. Simply post "no hunting" on your property. As far as resting on the seventh day (which in my book is Sunday)...gardening, cooking, tinkering in the garage, reading a good book, taking the kids to the park....fishing....hunting....I think we all have our ideas of what "rest" is. Farmers have livestock to feed and many other tasks which cannot be ignored on Sundays. Is this work ? I believe unless you are collecting a paycheck, it is simply living. I don't know a single hunter who collects payment for the deer they hunt. So how is hunting "work" ? I believe a private land owner has the right to decide who may enter their property and for what reason on what day. But public land is for everyone. If we allow hunting of coyote (among other creatures)year round, 7 days a week, how do argue that hunting deer (2 weeks out of the year) cannot be done on Sundays ? I do believe that is what they are asking for TWO SUNDAYS of the entire year...to hunt white tail deer. Maybe during bear season or turkey too, who knows. I am a full-time employee who has no choice but to work on Sunday. Hospitals and prisons don't close on the Sabbath. Neither do grocery stores, drug stores, or gas stations. I think we would be in a world of hurt if they did. Hunting might be considered a sport to some, and not a necessity. If this is the issue, then no more football on Sundays ! I hate football !!!

Anonymous said...

Quigley,

I guess you just don't get it kid and you never will. The good Lord can't bless everyone with common sense and respect. I'll continue on with my narrow minded self you keep on being open minded as you say. I am assuming that I don't have to quote the scripture that reveals what the Lord has done with people who like you decide to follow the beat of their own drum. Good luck with that and here's a hint for you. Don't eat the apple. Figured I'd start at the beginning for you and make it simple because I am sure you now believe all of that garbage you now spew and forgotten what is most important.

Let me also address the sustenance comment as well. You're kidding me right? Listen there might have been a time and a place for something like that young man and I sure know a lot of people who lived through some very hard times but they made it. My family did. That is also without all of these free hand outs these days. If you are so desperate that you need to hunt on Sundays to put food on your table then my friend you aren't working hard enough the other six days. You could also sell your computer, smart phone, and drop your service to put food on the table. That is the lamest excuse so far you have thrown out there in support of Sunday hunting. If you cannot make it in today’s world without hunting on Sunday you might want to take a serious look at what you are doing with yourself.

I am almost positive that you might want to continue on with this conversation and maybe have a few other choice words for me but I just don’t have time for you right now. Good luck with your Sunday hunting.

Mr. Farmer

Anonymous said...

No Hunting on Sunday. Good Lord my wife yells at me enough for not getting my chores done! If Sunday Hunting is allowed - there will be a rise in domestic violence!

Anonymous said...

5:43am,

If you are unhappy that you don't have enogh time off work to hunt that's not our problem. That is your cross to bear pal. Idiot!

Anonymous said...

I cannot help but to join in here. Judaism predates Christianity. So if the good Lord established a day of rest that should specify what day that is, wouldn't it stand to reason that which prophet saw/heard God first, would be the right one here? In fact, if my memory serves me correctly, Christianity is based off Judaism. I am not saying that Judaism was the first religion, but I am saying it was prior to the Christian beliefs that dictate Sunday as being the Sabbath. Who is to say who is right on that one? Personally I believe that it is each and every individual's right to choose their own belief to follow, and in their heart the will be at peace with their higher power. Certainly not because one is better than the other, or one is true and one is not. That is why we have choices, and forcing your belief, no matter what it is, down someones throat does not make it the right belief to anyone but you. Didn't the crusades teach you anything?
If you don't want to hunt on Sunday, or permit hunting on your land on Sunday, or for that matter any other day, that is your right and your choice. To make a law that prohibits it in order to force YOUR belief down my throat, with veiled threats of going to hell if I don't conform to your beliefs is nothing short of ignorant. But then again, that is my opinion, and I don't expect you to agree with it. FREE WILL my brother, it is what makes us human. Until such time that you, or I, or anyone else passes on and meets their great maker, or does not, we will only be able to speculate. The new testament is just a book, written by men who chose to include and exclude what they felt appropriate. The old testament, the dead sea scrolls, the Cabala, all of them, nothing more than the writings of men, not gods. Yes, I know they were guided by God, but who verified the source?

Anonymous said...

11:32am,

This is all I hear when you write... Me, me,me. It's all about me. Look at me mommy. I am number one! Bet your parents told you that all the time. You spoiled rotten baby!

Anonymous said...

Friday, December 21, 2012 12:17:00 PM EST

Not sure how you get me, me, me, out of that, but OK. I don't even hunt, but I hate when people try to cram their religious persecutions down the throats of others. That would be any person, not just me.

"When you and the rest of you heathens are finished tweaking what the Good Lord has put in place for us to follow let me know. I follow God's book and not some made up one like you do. I don't question what the Lord has asked me to do. That doesn't make me narrow minded. That makes me a good and faithful follower."

Is the ranting of a narrow minded individual that has the audacity, ignorance, whatever you want to call it, to think that because someone does not believe in his faith's version of God, morals, and preachings, that they are doomed to burn in hell. That is not Christian, that is self righteous. Good luck getting to heaven riding that bus...

Anonymous said...

WAH WAH, It's my property and I'm a farmer, so I know what's best for everyone! Grow up "shit smart", lol, and realize that the older generation is the one that got us into the mess we're in to start with. "THEY" think they know what's right for all of us and what they say should go.... They're the ones who lost the election for us by refusing to recognize gays and minorities.. The greatest generation left a herd of kids of "the weakest generation" that think they know everything!!! QUIGLEY-- what a moron!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wah wah. we still own the masjority of the public land so guess what short shit??? We and the good Lord win! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Wrong again numbnuts, the biggest landowners in this part of the state are the timber companies, you know, the ones who want all the deer shot? How does it feel to be on the wrong end of the argument EVERY time? Don't you get sick of that gramps? Shut up already. There's no fool like an old fool.