PA is ramping up the deer kill again. It is expected that the rifle season in 2021 will be statewide concurrent (if it's brown it's down) as was the Gary Alt deer management program when it started ! Already deer tracks in the snow are hard to come by in many public hunting areas statewide and a couple deer can make a lot of tracks as any informed hunter knows. The PGC now gets most of its income from its own land, natural resources and right of ways ! They are no longer dependent on hunters dollars as they once were in the 60's and 70's, thus they no longer listen as they once did to the hunter's voices. They continue to want to reduce an already very depleted PA deer herd. Our states Outdoor News Paper like that of Ohio's is full of testimonies from disgruntled hunters who have hunted and seen few or no deer and have seen less and less deer each year, some get lucky and see one they can harvest, but good deer hunting as most seasoned hunters are concerned is a thing of the past in PA ! There are some exceptions, they are Private property, hard to hunt areas that for obvious reasons limit the number of hunters thus reducing the number of deer harvested, allowing more to survive then in more hunter friendly areas. They may be areas of steep terrain, swampy boggy areas, and areas so thick it is next to impossible to see them or get through the cover yourself. The main reason for the drastic reduction of the deer herd is to reduce the spread of CWD, I said reduce, because you are NOT GOING TO STOP THE SPREAD of CWD once it has arrived in your state ! That's something that has never been done yet ! But regardless of what kills the deer hunters or some form of disease, they are disappearing very fast in PA. My own opinion as to why they are still trying to what would appear as eliminating the deer population is to protect their ever so prestigious Elk herd ! It is also a money maker, many $10 applications come in from states all across America and that adds up quick ! Myself I could care less about the elk when it comes to having one or the other, I am a deer hunter and I don't even apply for an Elk permit. I believe you could nearly kill one of the damn tame things with a hammer ! I prefer a moderate deer herd over them with a passion. So do most true deer hunters.CWD Just keeps on spreading.....