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2014-01-16 16:21:12

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday's release by the Environmental Protection Agency of the final Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment brought praise from a vast coalition of 1,048 sporting groups and businesses opposed to mining operations in the southwest Alaska region. The groups sent a letter to the EPA today calling on the agency to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to finally protect this international fishing and hunting mecca and ensure it isn't...

2012-12-20 16:23:45

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 90 million U.S. residents age 16 and older participated in some form of wildlife-related recreation in 2011, up 3 percent from five years earlier, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. In total, wildlife recreationists spent $144.7 billion in 2011 on their activities -- accounting for about 1 percent of the nation's gross domestic product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO ) These...

2012-07-26 02:24:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early Canada goose and dove hunters take to the fields of Penn's Woods on Sept. 1, as part of Pennsylvania's 2012-13 migratory bird seasons announced today by Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. Dove hunters will have the opportunity to participate in a triple-split season. The first season runs Sept. 1-29, and hunting will start at noon and close at sunset daily. The second and third splits will be...

2011-07-26 09:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early Canada goose and dove hunters will be able to take to the fields of Penn's Woods on Sept. 1, as part of Pennsylvania's 2011-12 migratory bird seasons announced today by Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. Dove hunters will have the opportunity to participate in a triple-split season, which will see some shifts due to the way the calendar falls this year. During the first season (Sept. 1 - Oct. 1),...

2011-07-18 13:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing on Friday, Aug. 5, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2011-12 waterfowl hunting seasons. The briefing will begin at 1 p.m., at Presque Isle State Park, Picnic Shelter # 2, near the Waterworks. In...

2011-06-28 11:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today took the final regulatory step toward allowing an adult mentor to transfer an antlerless deer license to a Mentored Youth Hunting Program participant, and the new opportunity will take effect for the upcoming 2011-12 deer seasons. In April, the Board gave preliminary approval to the regulatory change so it would be in a position to take final action if the enabling legislation was...

2011-05-10 09:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today reminded spring gobbler hunters they can take advantage of full-day hunting -- from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset -- beginning Monday, May 16. The full-day spring gobbler hours were approved by the Board of Game Commissioners last year, as part of the 2010-11 seasons and bag limits package. Under the change, legal hunting hours from the...

2010-12-17 08:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that, on Jan. 1, Pennsylvania officially will become the 36th member state of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, under which the worst of convicted wildlife violators will stand to lose their hunting privileges in all states enrolled in the Compact. "The coming New Year will bring a whole new penalty for those who are convicted of some of the worst...

2010-09-07 07:54:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said, starting today, the Commonwealth has begun to reverse its reputation of being a state with minimal risks for chronic poachers as new penalties - including higher fines and possible jail time - go into effect. "Some chronic or commercial poachers considered Pennsylvania's previous fines as merely a 'cost of doing business,'" Roe said. "However, the Pennsylvania General...

2010-08-18 11:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency has made its selections for the 2010-11 migratory game bird hunting seasons and bag limits. Annual waterfowl seasons are selected by states from a framework established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Game Commission selections were made after reviewing last year's season results, waterfowl survey data, and input gathered from waterfowl...