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2009-10-27 12:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the holiday gift-giving season coming up, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is pleased to announce that its popular 2010 wildlife calendar now is available. To purchase a calendar, priced at $8.95 (plus tax and shipping), call the Game Commission at 1-888-888-3459 (toll-free) or visit "The Outdoor Shop" in the upper right-hand corner of the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), click on "Pennsylvania Game Commission Outdoor Shop" in...

2009-10-06 09:46:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved a land exchange with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) that is designed to enable the two agencies to better meet their respective public missions. The exchange, which now must go through a series of public meetings hosted by DCNR and receive approval from the state Legislature and Governor Edward G. Rendell before taking effect, has been in the...

2009-09-17 15:02:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Pennsylvania's fall archery deer seasons set to open, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminded those participating in the season that they may choose to use a crossbow during all archery deer seasons, as well as the archery bear season. "As it stands for the 2009-10 seasons, information contained in the 2009-10 Digest regarding the legal use of crossbows is correct," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission...

2009-09-15 14:21:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today advised motorists to slow down after sundown and before sunrise to reduce their risk of having a close encounter with a white-tailed deer. Deer collisions are an annual occurrence that will continue through Thanksgiving week and begin to slow down in mid-December. For the sake of public safety, the Game Commission is urging motorists to drive cautiously after dark for...

2009-09-11 12:14:00

Nearly 800 people tune in to view public drawing for bobcat permits/elk licenses HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following today's live webcast of the agency's bobcat permit and elk license public drawings, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe called the event a good first step toward improving public access to the agency's quarterly Board of Game Commissioner meetings and other events. "We are striving to improve public access to Game...

2009-09-01 11:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has slated 106,142 ring-necked pheasants for release on public lands throughout the Commonwealth for the upcoming small game hunting seasons, including 16,800 birds for the junior only season (Oct. 10-17). "Based on agency's budget cuts first implemented in the 2004-05 fiscal year and carried forward since, we reduced our pheasant propagation program by 50 percent," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission...

2009-07-23 08:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today praised the House of Representatives, including House Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Edward G. Staback (D-Lackawanna), for the near unanimous approval of House Bill 1859, which would increase penalties and fines for poaching. The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Staback, and is similar to House Bill 97, passed the House on July 21 by a vote of 196-3. "Increasing...

2009-07-21 13:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency has posted its Draft Strategic Plan for 2009-2014 on its Web site for a 30-day public comment period. To view the document, go to the agency's Web site (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and click on "Draft Strategic Plan" in the "Quick Clicks" box in the right-hand column of the homepage. "Once finalized, this draft strategic plan will be used to guide the...

2009-07-15 09:16:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that license buyers now can check the status of their antlerless deer license applications, as well as their elk and bobcat applications, thanks to the new Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS). To access the information, go to the Game Commission website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), and click on the blue box in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. Click...

2009-07-14 08:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that visitors to the agency's more than 1.4 million acres of State Game Lands will start seeing a new crop of signs designed to educate the public about four of the primary methods of habitat improvement used to benefit wildlife. "Each year, the agency spends more than 40 percent of its total budget on wildlife habitat improvements," Roe said. "Each of these news...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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