Local Man Appointed to Corbett’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation

(GantDaily Graphic)

Curwensville resident, Pat Domico has been appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation. 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.

“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,” said Gov. Tom Corbett.

Domico previously was appointed to this council under former Gov. Tom Ridge in 1995. Corbett made the decision to re-instate this council and for this council to be a diverse group of conservation-minded people with sound advice on matters pertaining to the conservation of the commonwealth’s natural resources and outdoor heritage, according to the Governor’s web site.

“Well, I’m looking forward to serving people, that’s the key,” Domico said. When Domico’s done, he hopes he has been able to have 11 straight miles of trout water from Curwensville to Hyde.

The council is charged to:

  • review and make recommendations to the governor regarding any issue appropriate for governmental action that might affect the recreational use and conservation of the state’s wildlife and other natural resources.
  • review and make recommendations regarding policies adopted or regulations issued by the Fish and Boat Commission, the Game Commission, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Protection, that might affect the recreational use of the state’s natural resources.
  • review and make recommendations regarding pending legislation and proposed regulations, according to the Harrisburg Patriot.

Domico said this council is working state-wide taking the necessary messages to the governor’s ear. It will be done collectively and will therefore have a bigger impact, he said. While he is on this council “our area will get our fair share,” he guaranteed about Clearfield and the surrounding area.

“It is always important to have a local representative in our state government,” said president of Jim’s Sports Center Terry Malloy. “Sometimes we feel that our smaller populated county is forgotten in Harrisburg big government.”

Domico is active in the community and is an avid hunter, plus coordinates the Parker Dam kids fishing derby as well as annual stockings of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River with his Squirrel Tails for Trout program, Malloy said.

“Mr. Domico will be representing Clearfield County residents promoting our rich heritage as hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation destination,” Malloy said. “Our local views and concerns can be taken to Harrisburg through his representation.”

“I’m the lucky one,” Domico said, of his being appointed to the council, and he hopes to bring good things back to our area of Clearfield. Domico will go to Harrisburg late March for his first meeting to advise the governor.

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