Friday, January 15, 2016

Do you EVER do any research?

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Mcgill <>
To: egillen476 <>
Cc: Commission <>; repmiller <>
Sent: Fri, Jan 15, 2016 7:52 am
Subject: Re: Do you EVER do any research?

Good morning Elaine,
Thank you for providing the information. I will discuss with White Buffalo and provide a response to everyone.

On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 6:53 AM, <> wrote:

You never cease to amaze me at your lack of due diligence. Tony DeNicola will be charging us for processing fees of up to $100 per deer or up to $15,000 for 150 deer.

There are no processing fees if the meat is donated to Hunters Sharing the Harvest.

As announced last season, HSH is proud to continue with the elimination of the $15 co-payrequested from hunters in the past when donating a deer to the program. Hunters can now drop off a whole deer at one of our participating processors found closest to where you live or hunt. There is no fee, there is no charge to donate a deer thanks to major gifts from the natural gas industry along with the PA Game Commission and exceptional yearly support of major corporate sponsors, partners, sportsmen’s clubs and 1000s of individuals who have contributed financial over the years. When you donate a deer, all we ask is that you sign a receipt provided by the butcher so he/she will be reimbursed at the agreed to rate for processing the donated venison for the program. To find an HSH participating processor, please consult the by-county deer processor page for shop locations, or call our toll-free number for more information. That’s it.

The closest participating processor is: 


Kip's Deer Processing
Kip Padgelek
3 Saint John's Drive
Carnegie, PA 15106
This is the same processor that Merlin Benner used.
Elaine Gillen

Keith McGill, AICP
Municipal Manager/Municipal Planner


Anonymous said...

The permit says the deer are supposed to go to Hunters Sharing the Harvest. Did the Muni say it was going elsewhere?

Anonymous said...

I think this deer drama is just to distract people from the real problems, like robberies with a gun at 9 pm in Mt Lebo (last night) and the angry teens that are threatening to kill everyone at the high school (current). The deer cull is an expensive, dangerous and cruel distraction.

Jason Margolis said...

More bad, though not unsurprising, news:

E. T. Gillen said...

I would love to write to the commission and say that they just can't grasp the concept of donating. Meat is being donated. Residents are not donating property to kill the deer. I'm paying thousands in attorney fees for them to understand the difference.

Anonymous said...

You are correct Jason, not surprising. If Kelly had more commissioners giving her a hand and if Keith McGill would have put in at least some effort, I'm sure the outcome would have been different.

I had a chance to talk with Stephanie from HSUS prior to the discussion meeting on Tuesday, she is very knowledgeable on the subject of sterilization and it became more clear to me that sterilization was much more of a common sense approach to deer management than the lethal alternatives. Granted, you probably wouldn't see an immediate large decrease in deer population in the first year, but you would see a drastic decrease in the years to come. Let's face it, if you stop the mating of deer and deer produce 2-3 fawns per year, the decrease in deer the following one, two and three years would be just that, drastic.

With that said, I don't know if the 3 commissioners who voted for sharpshooting really understood that, or was the influence by the pro-kill just that great.

Nick M.