E-BIKES Policy for State Parks and Forests

From DCNR, “they received more than 640 comments from the public on the draft policy,” Dunn said. “Based on the review of the comments, we have made some minor adjustments and will now move forward allowing e-bikes on trails already open to traditional bicycle usage on the lands managed by the department, as long as users follow some guidelines.”  Read the announcement from the Pennsylvania Pressroom.  Here’s the link to the policy



From the Pennsylvania Pressroom, and the DCNR newsletter, “Outdoor Recreation Added Nearly $14 Billion To PA’s Economy In 2021, Up 22 Percent From 2020! CHACHING! Top money makers core outdoor activities; Recreational vehicle (RV) camping, boating and fishing next, then hunting, shooting, trapping, followed by ATV and motorcycle riding and nearly $4 billion of travel and tourism activity!


Donate Your Harvested Deer to Help Reduce Hunger in Pennsylvania

From the November DCNR newsletter, Hunters Sharing the Harvest is Pennsylvania’s venison donation program. Hunters can share their extra venison through a statewide network of participating butchers to food pantries and community assistance centers across the state.

Hunters can drop off a whole field-dressed deer at one of the participating processors. There is no fee to donate a deer thanks to sponsorship support from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania Game Commission, business partners, sportsmen’s clubs, and thousands of individuals who provide much needed financial contributions each year.

All Pennsylvanians, whether they hunt or not, are urged to donate tax-deductible financial contributions to the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program to help meet the cost of processing deer for the program. For every $25 donated, 100 meals can be served.


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