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2013-05-22 16:23:16

Both were drafted in response to bills under consideration by state legislators HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners at a board working group meeting Monday drafted and approved two resolutions in response to legislation that would change the way the agency conducts business. The first resolution confirms the Board of Game Commissioners' opposition to any attempt to merge the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the...

2013-04-16 08:23:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Game Commissioners on Monday added seven square miles to its state game lands. One land purchase, in the heart of the Poconos, was the agency's largest land acquisition in Luzerne County in more than 50 years. The Game Commission recently approved an agreement with PPL Electric Utilities Corp. to provide right-of-way licenses to construct electric transmission facilities across six state game lands - SGLs 38, 91, 135,...

2013-02-19 12:24:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners President Robert W. Schlemmer today announced the Board will hold public working group meetings on Monday, April 1. The meetings, which will begin at 8:30 a.m., will be held in the auditorium of the Game Commission's Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81. The working group meetings will be webcast through the agency's website...

2013-01-31 12:25:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Game Commissioners today elected new officers during its annual reorganization for 2013. Game Commissioner Robert Schlemmer, of Export, Westmoreland County, was elected president. First appointed to the Board in 2009, Schlemmer was elected vice-president in 2012. Game Commissioner David J. Putnam, of Centre Hall, Center County was elected vice-president. He was first appointed to the Board in 2009. Game...

2013-01-30 08:31:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved an oil and gas agreement involving State Game Land (SGL) 232 in Washington County. Under the agreement, the Game Commission has offered its oil and gas ownership under 1,201.33 acres of SGL 232 in Donegal and Independence townships, Washington County, for non-surface use oil and gas development by a competitive royalty bid. The offering was announced for competitive royalty...

2013-01-30 08:24:08

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved five agenda items that will increase the size of State Game Lands (SGLs) in Lebanon, Erie, McKean, Centre and Perry counties. In Lebanon County, the Board approved accepting a donation of three parcels amounting to 12 acres in South Lebanon Township, adjoining SGL 156, from Gary and Kathy Andrews of Lebanon. The three parcels are undeveloped and are forested with mixed...

2012-09-25 06:25:46

FRANKLIN, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved three land proposals that will increase the State Game Lands system by 726 acres. The first proposal approved by the Board involves a donation of 183 acres in Lafayette Township, McKean County, from Seneca Resources Corporation that adjoins State Game Land 62, McKean County. The property is mostly forested with mixed hardwoods and is interspersed with natural wetland openings...

2012-09-25 06:25:39

FRANKLIN, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to a regulatory change to expand antlerless deer hunting opportunities under the Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP) for the 2013-14 license year. "Sporting organizations and other interested groups have continued to express an interest in having the Game Commission expand the MYHP opportunities," said Ralph A. Martone, Board President. "These groups...

2012-09-25 06:21:48

FRANKLIN, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved three land proposals that will increase the State Game Lands system by 726 acres. The first proposal approved by the Board involves a donation of 183 acres in Lafayette Township, McKean County, from Seneca Resources Corporation that adjoins State Game Land 62, McKean County. The property is mostly forested with mixed hardwoods and is interspersed with natural wetland openings...

2012-06-26 10:21:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today amended the list of state endangered and threatened species to reflect the current status of breeding bird populations in the state and to update scientific nomenclature for a species of warbler. "Whenever wildlife managers designate animals as endangered or threatened species, it means their numbers are low, their habitat is at risk and they need specialized management or care to...