As an avid outdoorsman my entire life, I am recognized as one of the leading voices in Harrisburg for the rights of hunters and anglers in Pennsylvania.
Our state has some of the finest fishing and hunting opportunities in the country--nearly a million hunting licenses and more than 800,000 fishing licenses were sold in the state in 2005. I feel it's important that we preserve and protect these fish and wildlife resources--and the woods, meadows and waters where they reside--for generations yet to come.
I have spoken up on deer management issues to express the views of hunters to DCNR and the Game Commission. I also hold an annual youth fishing derby to expose young people to the sport.