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2010-05-25 08:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer recess for schools just around the corner, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is announcing a series of upcoming Project WILD professional development opportunities for educators and Scout and youth group leaders this summer throughout the state. Project WILD is an award-winning, international, hands-on conservation education program. Started nearly 25 years ago, Project WILD focuses on wildlife and the environment and how...

2010-04-20 15:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2010-11, including broad changes to deer, bear, turkey and small game seasons. Following are several articles on meeting highlights. BOARD ADDS OTHER WMUS TO SPLIT RIFLE DEER SEASONS The Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to a slate of deer seasons for the 2010-11 seasons that includes holding a...

2010-04-09 13:00:00

OWENTON, Ky., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beach Boys, recipients of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, kick off Elk Creek Vineyard's Fourth Annual Outdoor Concert Series on Friday, May 28, 2010. Tickets go on sale today to the general public. (Editors: Please note date change from earlier press release. Brian Wilson will not be present as previously reported.) Also appearing at Elk Creek Vineyards this summer: Blake Shelton--Friday, June 18, 2010--Tickets on sale today An outspoken...

2010-03-09 18:06:00

RICHMOND, BC, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX:CTL) today announced that it resubmitted a proposal to the union that could allow for the restart of the Elk Falls paper mill at a labour cost, all in, of approximately $40 per hour. This reflects current market realities and includes changes to wages and benefits similar to those already implemented with management and staff employees. The company also indicated that, to date, 63 per cent of eligible hourly workers at the Elk...

2010-03-08 08:30:00

OTC:BB: SRRL HENDERSON, NV, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Stellar Resources, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: SRRL), is pleased to announce that Elk Hills Petroleum Canada Ltd. (EHPC) has agreed to invest $3,000,000 to acquire a 50% interest in Elk Hills Heavy Oil, LLC (EHHO) currently a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. EHPC shall acquire a 50% interest in EHHO by investing US$3,000,000 upon the following terms and conditions: (i) $500,000 shall be paid to Stellar; and (ii)...

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2010-02-03 08:25:56

For the first time, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that three different degenerative brain disorders are linked by a toxic form of the same protein. The protein, called Elk-1, was found in clumps of misshaped proteins that are the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and Huntington's disease. "These results suggest a molecular link between the presence of inclusions and neuronal loss that is shared across a spectrum of...

2009-12-21 08:53:00

READING, Pa., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced that three York County men pled guilty to unlawfully killing a white-tailed deer at night with the use of an artificial light on Nov. 29, the night before the opening day of the regular antlered and antlerless deer season. The men shot the deer from their vehicle while spotlighting the deer. Fred Daniel Miller, 58, of Glen Rock, pled guilty to unlawful use of lights while hunting, loaded...

2009-11-18 08:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does the thought of Black Friday shopping crowds make you want to go into hibernation? Do the traffic jams near the malls get unbearable? Dozens of "wild" holiday gifts for that hunter, trapper or wildlife fan on your list are just a click away at "The Outdoor Shop" on the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). All revenues generated from these items support the Game Commission's wildlife management programs....

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2009-11-16 14:15:00

New research suggests that the giant deer, also known as the giant Irish deer or Irish elk, one of the largest deer species that ever lived, likely died off because of climate change, BBC News reported. The giant deer (Megaloceros giganteus), which had massive antlers, suddenly went extinct some 10,600 years ago and a new study of its teeth suggests that as conditions became colder and drier in Ireland at the time, fewer plants grew, gradually starving the deer. Initial ideas for why the...

2009-11-13 12:49:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that 44 of the 60 licensed elk hunters were successful during the 2009 elk season. Of that total, 20 were antlered elk and 24 were antlerless elk. "Elk are one of North America's premier big game animals," Roe said. "Pennsylvania is privileged to offer this unique hunting opportunity, a product of successful wildlife management that helps to finance wildlife...


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Stag-Moose, Cervalces scotti
2012-05-11 12:12:45

The stag-moose (Cervalces scotti) is also known as the stag moose and was actually a deer that resembled a moose. It resided in North America during the Pleistocene era. Its range included New Jersey and Iowa, reach north from Arkansas to Southern Canada. It inhabited wetlands in these areas. This animal had long legs, a head resembling an elk, and huge, complex antlers. The stag-moose became extinct during the mass extinction of large mammals that occurred in the last Ice Age on North...

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2007-12-21 13:38:46

The Mexican Gray Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi), is the rarest, most genetically distinct subspecies of the Gray Wolf in North America. Until recent times, the Mexican Gray Wolf ranged the Sonora and Chihuahua Deserts from central Mexico to western Texas, southern New Mexico, and central Arizona. By the turn of the 20th century, reduction of natural prey like deer and elk caused many wolves to begin attacking domestic livestock, which led to intensive efforts by government agencies and...

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2007-06-25 08:38:54

Thorold's Deer, Cervus albirostris, also known as the White-lipped Deer, is native to China. It lives in the high and cold grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau, in Eastern Tibet and the Qinghai Province. It is distantly related to the Central Asian Deer and the Wapiti. It is one of the largest deer species measuring up to 6 feet long and weighing up to 500 lb. Male deer have 5 pronged antlers (5 points on each antler) that may measure 4 feet. This deer, like the Wapiti, is predominantly a...

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2006-12-12 11:32:09

The White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer, is a medium-sized deer found throughout most of the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America and northern portions of South America as far south as Peru. The species is most common east of the American cordillera, and is absent from much of the western United States, including Nevada, Utah and California. There are populations of Arizona (couesi) and Carmen Mountain's (carminis)...

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2006-12-12 11:16:00

The European Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) is a deer species of Europe, Asia Minor, and Caspian coastal regions. There is a separate species known as the Siberian Roe Deer (Capreolus pygargus) that is found from the Ural Mountains to as far east as China and Siberia. The two species meet at the Caucasus Mountains, with the European species occupying the southern flank of the mountain ranges and adjacent Asia Minor and the Siberian species occupying the northern flank of the mountain ranges....

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