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2011-06-30 14:43:00

Game Commission to offer bald eagle viewing guides HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's symbol of freedom and strength, the bald eagle, has surpassed a milestone of 200 active nests this year in the Commonwealth, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. So far this year, 203 bald eagle nests - in 50 counties - have been recorded in the state. As recently as 1983, only three Crawford County nests remained in the state. "The bald eagle's comeback is...

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...

2011-06-13 15:17:00

Program Again Seeks Balance Between Healthy Forest Habitat, Deer Populations HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deer hunters again will find greater hunting opportunities in state forests and parklands participating in the Game Commission's Deer Management Assistance Program, or DMAP. The DMAP areas allow hunters an additional week of antlerless hunting opportunities in the participating areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' website will...

2011-06-02 16:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what wildlife officials are calling a "truly bizarre situation," Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Jerry Czech today announced that a beaver suspected of having attacked three individuals over the past two days, June 1 and 2, in the Pennypack Creek area between Bustleton Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard in northeast Philadelphia, was captured and killed. The beaver carcass is being taken to the...

2011-05-17 09:30:00

Game Commission food and cover crews begin season of wildlife habitat improvements; Illegal dumping and ATV use remain problems HARRISBURG, Pa., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission's teams of land managers, foresters and Food and Cover Corps crews are focusing their efforts - and the agency's resources - on a massive amount of habitat improvement projects on the more than 1.4 million acres of State Game Lands this spring. "Wildlife habitats are...

2011-04-12 14:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today - in one of the largest land purchases in agency history - approved the purchase of 9,306 acres in Bell and Greenwood townships, Clearfield County, adjoining State Game Land 87, from RLF Deemer Properties LLC, for a lump sum payment of $5,583,600. The payment will be made using funds by third-party commitments for compensation of habitat and recreational losses from...

2011-04-12 14:47:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2011-12, including big and small game seasons and furbearer seasons. The Board also adopted antlerless deer license allocations for the 22 Wildlife Management Units, and are listed in the article below. For those unable to view the webcasts, a three-part "on-demand" video recording of the staff reports from...

2011-02-09 07:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania hunters who would like the opportunity to harvest a second spring gobbler can purchase a second spring gobbler tag until the spring gobbler season begins on April 30, according to Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. In fact, thanks to the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS), hunters can purchase a second spring gobbler tag at any issuing agent or through the agency's website. Roe cautioned that...

2011-02-08 07:44:00

Re-broadcast set for Feb. 11-14 and Feb. 18-21 HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- So, you were unable to attend the meeting of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners that was held on Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Harrisburg. If you tune into the Game Commission's website this coming weekend (Feb. 11-14) and next (Feb. 18-21) you will be able to watch all of the staff reports and the Board's voting session. To view the meeting, go to Game Commission's website...

2011-01-21 07:34:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The agenda for the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners meeting, which is slated for Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 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 2011-12 seasons...