State Auditor General to look over Game Commission finances

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | Feb 24, 2018 8:25 AM

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

(Harrisburg) -- The agency overseeing wildlife management in Pennsylvania is about to go under the microscope. 

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has announced an audit of the Pennsylvania Game Commission for the fiscal years between July 1st of 2014 and June 30th of last year.

The agency is responsible for management of the state's wildlife resources and it sells almost a million hunting licenses a year.

DePasquale says the Game Commission handles a lot of money.

"While the game commission does not receive a direct appropriation from the state's general fund budget, it handles a significant amount of money each year,.. including nearly 7-million dollars per year in timber sales and more than 23.3-million dollars in revenue from oil and gas leasing," he said.

Hunting has an economic impact of nearly two billion dollars a year in PA.  

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