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2010-11-24 08:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Want to get more out of your outdoor excursions, or perhaps thinking of pursuing a career in an outdoor field? If so, you may be interested in a new "Wildlife Certificate Program" being offered by the Game Commission and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). Courses being offered include: "Focusing on Snow Geese," by Hal Korber and Tracy Graziano, Game Commission videographers and photographers; "Backyard Habitat Management,"...

2010-11-12 09:34:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) David L. Grove was shot and killed in the line of duty while on patrol around 10:30 p.m., on Nov. 11, along Shrivers Road in Freedom Township, Adams County. Grove, age 31, of Fairfield, Adams County, was investigating reports of ongoing night-time shooting and possible poaching activity in the area. The Pennsylvania State Police is leading the investigation into the...

2010-11-08 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding and Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today unveiled an updated plan designed prevent the spread of a disease that threatens the state's deer and elk populations but poses no threat to humans. The officials said the improved Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, response plan is part of the state's ongoing aggressive efforts to prevent the disease from establishing itself in...

2010-09-22 07:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officers (WCOs), Land Management Group Supervisors (LMGSs) and foresters spend a considerable amount of time gathering information about wildlife population trends in their districts. With the hunting and trapping seasons just around the corner, the Game Commission, once again, is sharing that information - through its website - with those who enjoy Penn's Woods. To view these field...

2010-09-09 10:08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved a resolution to support the efforts to implement a severance tax on Marcellus Shale gas extraction, and encouraged legislators to ensure that a portion of those funds are directed to the state's four resource agencies, including the Game Commission, to help fund the monitoring of the environmental impacts of the drilling processes. "As the Pennsylvania Game Commission's...

2010-09-03 07:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its next meeting on Oct. 4-5, at the Quality Inn, 880 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. A copy of the agenda for the upcoming meeting will be posted on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) prior to the meeting, and will be able to be viewed by clicking on the "Next Commissioners' Meeting" in the "Quick Clicks" box in the right-hand column of the homepage. On Monday,...

2010-08-20 13:27:00

DALLAS, Pa., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Raymond Carl Kresge Sr., 66, of Gouldsboro, Wayne County was found guilty of unlawfully possessing a 600-pound male black bear, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Jim McCarthy, who investigated the case and filed the charges on June 21. District Judge Bonnie L. Carney, of Hawley, fined Kresge $1,500 plus costs of conducting the DNA analysis. On Sept. 29, a large male black bear was found...

2010-06-23 10:23:00

DALLAS, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Jim McCarthy, on June 21, filed charges against two men from Gouldsboro, Wayne County, for the unlawful killing of a 600-pound male black bear. Filed in Magisterial Judge Bonnie L. Carney's Office, in Hawley, the charges were against Raymond Carl Kresge, Jr., age 40, and Raymond Carl Kresge, Sr., 66. If convicted, the father-and-son duo faces $1,800 in fines each, as well as...

2010-06-02 13:30:00

Doe license applications to be accepted from resident hunters starting July 12 HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning Monday, June 14, Pennsylvania hunting and furtaker licenses for the 2010-11 seasons will go on sale throughout the state, according to Carl G. Roe, agency executive director. Licenses will be available through the Game Commission's Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS), over-the-counter at all Game Commission region offices and the Harrisburg...

2010-04-27 10:09:00

Game Commission food and cover crews begin season of wildlife habitat improvements HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27 /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 changing across the landscape as farming practices...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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