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2010-04-23 13:03:00

PITTSBURGH, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steeler Country is now home to the Eagles! No, not the cross-Commonwealth rival Philadelphia Eagles; a pair of American bald eagles. "While bald eagles are not an uncommon sight as they hunt for fish in the Three Rivers area of Pittsburgh, this is the first confirmed nesting pair of bald eagles in Allegheny County," said Gary Fujak, Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer for western Allegheny County. "The nest is in Crescent...

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...

2010-04-16 13:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Rick Finnegan recently completed two cases involving the illegal killing of a tundra swan and a white-tailed deer in Sullivan County. Jesse Richart, 21, of Forksville, Sullivan County, was cited for illegally killing a tundra swan in March of 2009 in northern Sullivan County. "A concerned citizen called me with information that he had been watching a pair of tundra swans...

2010-03-25 08:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With 35 years of service to the Commonwealth's wildlife and hunters and trappers, Pennsylvania Game Commission Deputy Executive Director Michael W. Schmit will retire April 16, and, according to the agency's current director, leave enormous shoes to fill. "You cannot replace a 'Mike Schmit,'" said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. "His knowledge and experience in the Game Commission are unequalled. He is the most dedicated...

2010-01-26 13:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Game Commissioners today elected new officers during its annual reorganization for 2010. Game Commissioner James "Jay" Delaney Jr., of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, was elected president. First appointed to a full eight-year term on the Board in 2007, Delaney was elected vice-president in 2009. He also was elected to serve as board secretary in 2008. Game Commissioner Ronald Weaner, of Biglerville, Adams County, was...

2009-12-22 07:26:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first meeting of 2010 on Jan. 24-26, in the auditorium of the agency's Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg. A copy of the agenda for the upcoming meeting will be posted on the agency's Web site in mid-January. On Sunday, Jan. 24, beginning at 1 p.m., the Board will hear public recommendations for 2010-11...

2009-12-08 09:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When is the largest bear killed in Pennsylvania's bear season not the largest bear harvested? When it is the largest bear killed over bait, which equals poaching. That's what happened when Charles W. Olsen Jr., of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, decided that it'd be easier to kill a bear over a pile of pastries, rather than the method used by ethical hunters. Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Cory...

2009-10-23 07:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Southwest Regional Director R. Matthew Hough announced that charges recently were filed against two individuals for growing marijuana on State Game Land 117 in Smith Township, Washington County. On June 7, Washington County Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Daniel Sitler and Deputy WCO James Lorch, while on routine patrol on SGL 117, encountered two individuals who were acting suspicious during the brief...

2009-10-06 09:46:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved a land exchange with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) that is designed to enable the two agencies to better meet their respective public missions. The exchange, which now must go through a series of public meetings hosted by DCNR and receive approval from the state Legislature and Governor Edward G. Rendell before taking effect, has been in the...

2009-08-10 10:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "long-arm of the law" caught up with George Isenberg Jr., 52, of Venetia, Washington County, who recently pled guilty of one count of unlawfully transporting illegal game into Pennsylvania, and concluded an investigation that began in January. In January, information was given to Game Commission WCO Dan Sitler, who serves the northern district of Washington County, about Isenberg shooting a bull elk in Colorado without having a...