Latest Game Commission Stories

2009-01-16 08:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The agenda for the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners meeting, which is slated for Jan. 25-27, was posted on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) today, and can be viewed by clicking the "Next Commissioners' Meeting" box on the homepage and then on the agenda link. The Board meeting will be held in the auditorium of the agency's Harrisburg headquarters to collect additional recommendations on the 2009-10 seasons and bag limits,...

2008-12-29 12:18:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning Jan. 1, Pennsylvania hunters who would like the opportunity to harvest a second spring gobbler may apply for a second spring gobbler license, according to Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. Roe stressed that hunters are able to take one spring gobbler as part of their general hunting privileges. However, the special license affords those hunters interested in this additional opportunity to take a second spring...

2008-09-29 00:00:19

The Game Commission went to bat for its deputy wildlife conservation officers this past week during a Senate Game and Fisheries Committee hearing. The deputy program has been around since 1903. Its validity has been called into question recently, though, by state Sen. Gibson Armstrong, a Lancaster County Republican. Armstrong has proposed stripping deputies of their law enforcement powers on all properties other than game lands. Some sportsmen have suggested the legislation is nothing...

2008-09-15 00:00:19

By Bob Frye Around the Game Commission The Game Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have set seasons and bag limits for a number of migratory birds. When it comes to Canada geese, the resident goose season began Sept. 1 and continues through Sept. 25. The daily limit is eight birds. As for migratory geese, the state will be broken down into three zones. The Southern James Bay zone includes portions of Erie, Crawford and Mercer counties. Goose season there runs from...

2008-08-08 15:00:00

By Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau LAS CRUCES -- A planned fall hunt for the lesser prairie chicken, a bird that has been a candidate for federal listing as an endangered species for a decade, was put on hold Thursday by state game officials following criticism of the plan. The state will not issue permits to hunt the lesser prairie chicken while a decision to list the species as endangered is pending before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said Game and Fish Department Director...

2006-10-24 12:00:35

DALLAS, Pa., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Peter Sussenbach, of MonroeCounty, recently filed charges against a LuzerneCounty man for his alleged involvement in the unlawful killing of a white-tailed deer. Michael Ostopik, 29, of Plains, was charged with one count each of unlawful taking or possession of a white-tailed deer and using bait as an enticement to attract wildlife. If found guilty of both counts, Ostopik faces up to $1,100...

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