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2009-07-06 11:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deer hunters will find greater hunting opportunities in state forests and parklands and a wealth of Web-based information designed to boost hunter success as a result of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' participation in the Game Commission's deer management assistance program, or DMAP. The program, which allows landowners to request the availability of additional antlerless deer hunting permits, enables DCNR and the...

2009-07-01 09:37:00

NOTE: Photos and a graph to accompany the first article are available from the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on "Release #069-09." HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just 20 years after the last eaglets were brought into Pennsylvania from Canada, bald eagles have recorded remarkable nesting successes here, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials. And, with the Fourth of July just around the corner, the opportunity for Pennsylvanians...

2009-06-09 08:45:00

Doe license applications to be accepted starting July 13 HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning Monday, June 15, Pennsylvania hunting and furtaker licenses for the 2009-10 seasons will go on sale throughout the state, according to Carl G. Roe, agency executive director. Using the new "Pennsylvania Automated License System" (PALS), licenses will be available for purchase through "The Outdoor Shop" on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), over the counter at...

2009-04-21 13:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2009-10, including an antlerless deer license allocation for the 22 Wildlife Management Units and a new hunting hour table for the new license year. Following are several articles on meeting highlights. BOARD ADOPTS MODIFICATION TO EXPANDED USE OF CROSSBOWS The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final...

2009-04-21 13:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to a regulatory change that establishes replacement costs that may be assessed on those convicted of illegally killing certain wildlife in Pennsylvania. Under the new regulation, a judge will be able to assess anyone convicted of illegally killing the following wildlife a replacement cost of: $5,000 for any endangered or threatened species; $1,500 for an elk or bear; $800 for a...

2009-04-13 10:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The agenda for the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners' meeting, which is slated for April 20-21, was posted on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) today, and can be viewed by clicking the "Next Commissioners' Meeting" box in the center of the homepage and then on the agenda link at the bottom of the page. The Board meeting will be held in the auditorium of the agency's Harrisburg headquarters to collect additional...

2009-02-03 14:42:00

Stricken bats die in and around their hibernation quarters at two abandoned mines. Game Commission seeks public's help in identifying other sites. HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was written by Joe Kosack, Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission: Several hundred little brown bats are dead from White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) in Lackawanna County, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking to residents for help uncovering...

2009-01-27 16:07:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2009-10, including a new hunting hour table for the new license year. The public may offer comments on all proposed 2009-10 seasons and bag limits, as well as other Board actions, between now and the Board's next meeting, April 20-21, at which time the Board will finalize seasons and bag limits for 2009-10....

2009-01-27 15:50:00

      HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved a 25-year lease with the Kingston Coal Company, of Wexford, to deep-mine the agency's holdings in the Freeport coal seam -- an estimated seven million tons -- from an about 1,500-acre coal reserve deeded in 1969 to the agency as a gift from the Loyalhanna Coal and Coke Company, of Loyalhanna.   The Game Commission does not have any surface ownership of...

2009-01-27 15:25:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Game Commissioners today elected new officers during its annual reorganization for 2009. Game Commissioner Gregory J. Isabella, of Philadelphia, was elected president. First appointed to a full eight-year term on the Board in 2003, Isabella was elected vice-president in 2008. He also was elected to serve as board secretary in 2006, and re-elected to this post in 2007. Game Commissioner James "Jay" Delaney Jr., of...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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