The PA Game Commission maintains a series of (until now) free public ranges in Pennsylvania, but has recently decided to start charging for their use. People who want to use their ranges now either need to get a hunting license, or buy a yearly range pass. Which kinda makes sense, as the ranges are maintained using only the hunting license fees. The strange part? The range pass costs significantly more than the hunting license. I asked one of the game commission folks about the reason for the higher price for a range pass, and their response boiled down to ‘it’s higher because they’ll pay it.’ The price is what the Game Commission thinks the market will bear, not based on what it would actually cost to maintain the ranges. Just FYI for you PA folks.