Discussion Topic: Pennsylvania Plans Deer Program Audit

What should a state do when it’s deer program divides it’s deer hunters? Well, Pennsylvania plans to get help—from an out-of-state, third party.

_The Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee on Friday issued its "request for proposals" on conducting an audit of the deer management program.

"The changes that have occurred in the commission's approach to deer management have been welcomed and accepted by some segments of the state's population, but opposed and rejected by others," the request states.

"The issue is one that has become increasingly controversial and, among some, has engendered suspicion and mistrust of the intentions of the PGC [(Pennsylvania Game Commission)].

"In response to these issues and concerns … (the Legislature asked the committee) to conduct an independent third-party, science-based evaluation of the state's current deer management plan program and practices." _

Seem like a good idea?