Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga / Bradford / Potter) hosted a Game Commission Night on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Wellsboro Firemans Annex in Wellsboro. More than 100 residents attended the event to learn more about what the commission is doing to preserve Pennsylvania wildlife.
“I was glad to be able to organize this special event for the many landowners and hunters in our area who have an interest in the programs, services and projects that are undertaken by the Game Commission,” said Owlett.
He added, “We had some helpful presentations and great questions from the audience. A lot of topics were covered, and I think everyone walked away with a better understanding of the role of the Game Commission in the protection and management of the state’s wildlife.”
Presentations were given on the power and effects of a controlled burn; how to present yourself when approached by a state game warden; Chronic Wasting Disease and how it’s affecting the deer population; and the future of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Questions from the audience included topics such as Sunday hunting, deer populations on farms, hunting regulations and how to control Chronic Wasting Disease.
“This was a great event, and I am open to receiving ideas for additional events in the district that are of interest to residents,” said Owlett, adding, “Send me an email or call the office with any suggestions you may have.”
Owlett will also be hosting two upcoming Concealed Carry events this fall for residents in Tioga and Potter counties.
The Tioga County Concealed Carry Seminar will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the PA Army National Guard Armory, 1810 Shumway Hill Rd. in Wellsboro.
The Potter County Concealed Carry Seminar, co-hosted with Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, 5660 US-6 in Galeton.
Both events will feature local law enforcement experts who will share information about the state’s firearms laws and Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
Seating is limited at these events and the Tioga County event is nearing capacity. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP online at www.RepOwlett.com or call Owlett’s district office at (570) 724-1390 in Wellsboro or (570) 297-3045 in Troy.