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2010-10-06 09:45:00

'Green' Elk Country Visitor Center Stands as Signature Facility in PA Wilds Initiative BENEZETTE, Pa., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the peak of elk viewing season in the Pennsylvania Wilds, Governor Edward G. Rendell today officially opened the new Elk Country Visitor Center. The facility showcases a region known for its magnificent natural resources, majestic scenery and many opportunities to get an up-close view of wildlife. The 8,420-square-foot green building, nestled on 245...

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2010-09-01 13:40:29

Previous research has claimed that the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995 is helping restore quaking aspen in risky areas where wolves prowl. But apparently elk hungry for winter food had a different idea. They did not know they were supposed to be responding to a "landscape of fear." According to a study set to be published this week in Ecology, a journal of the Ecological Society of America, the fear of wolf predation may not be discouraging elk from eating aspen...

2010-09-01 07:38:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said the agency's public drawing for the 2010 elk hunting licenses will be webcast beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10. To view the drawing, a "Live Elk Drawing" icon will be posted on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) for individuals to click on and watch the drawing. In order to watch the live feed, you will need to have Flash Player installed on your computer....

2010-08-31 08:32:00

Important changes made to Pennsylvania's parts ban HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With thousands of Pennsylvania hunters heading off to hunt big game in other states and Canadian provinces, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminds hunters that, in an effort to prevent the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) into the Commonwealth, the agency prohibits hunters from importing specific carcass parts from members of the deer family -...

2010-08-26 09:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is calling for nominations of citizens willing to participate in one of four Citizen Advisory Committees (CACs) to help gather input related to the deer management goal of reducing deer-human conflict in three Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) in 2011. Those WMUs identified for next year are: WMU 2D, which consists of areas in Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Jefferson, Venango, Indiana and Westmoreland...

2010-07-28 09:19:00

Webcast planned for public drawing of elk licenses HARRISBURG, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hunters looking to participate in this year's Pennsylvania elk season have until Aug. 27 to submit an application through the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS). This can be done at any issuing agent or through the "2010 Elk Hunt" icon in the center of the agency's homepage (www.pgc.state.pa.us). Applicants must pay a $10.70 non-refundable...

2010-07-15 15:38:31

Armed with dart guns and medical pellets, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are vaccinating bison in and around Yellowstone National Park against brucellosis. Researchers from the ARS National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, Iowa, are using a vaccine known as RB51. By vaccinating the wild bison, scientists hope to prevent the disease from spreading to nearby livestock. Currently, no cattle herds in the U.S. are known to be infected, although some near Yellowstone have been...

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...


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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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