Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hunted down for outdoor interests

Two Chester County residents were tapped to sit on Gov. Corbett's newly-created Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, the governor announced today.

Hunted down for outdoor interests

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Two Chester County residents were tapped to sit on Gov. Corbett’s newly-created Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, the governor announced today.

"Pennsylvania's rich outdoor heritage, including activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping, birding, wildlife viewing, boating and hiking, are enjoyed by more than 5.9 million Pennsylvania residents and visitors each year," Gov. Corbett said in a news release. "These outdoor recreational activities annually generate more than $5.4 billion for Pennsylvania's economy, which makes this council's input very critical."

The order creating the new panel consolidates several previous advisory councils into a single entity that will make writen recommendations on issues such as regulations. The new council consists of individuals concerned with the recreational use and conservation of Pennsylvania's natural resources, including hunters, trappers, anglers and other conservationists, the release said. They include Brett Unruh of Coventryville and Robert McRae of West Chester.

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or awhelan@philly.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/aubreyjwhelan.

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