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2009-05-19 15:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Have a little free time on your hands? Grab a friend or family member and try some free fishing. Thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), the only thing you'll have to spend is some quality time together. The PFBC has designated Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, June 7, as Fish For Free Days in the Commonwealth. Fish For Free Days allow anyone - not just license holders or youth under the age of 16 - to legally fish in...

2009-05-01 09:10:00

HARRISBURG , Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe offered his praise to the Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee for its recent overwhelming and bi-partisan support of House Bill 92, which will enable the agency to fully transition to an electronic, point-of-sale license system, commonly referred to as Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS). Roe specifically noted his appreciation to Senate Game and Fisheries...

2009-03-10 09:30:00

Qualified Candidates Now Have Until April 10 to Apply HARRISBURG, Pa., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qualified candidates interested in serving as the at-large boating commissioner on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission board now have until Friday, April 10, to submit their resume and cover letter after the Governor's Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation extended its deadline. "We are searching for a person experienced in boating and water safety education who...

2009-03-02 13:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sayers Reservoir still may be locked in winter's icy grip, but work crews are confident their just-completed habitat improvement project at Bald Eagle State Park soon will prove a warm-weather boon to fish, not to mention the anglers who seek them at the popular Centre County waterway. "Taking advantage of shoreline exposed for just a few months during the winter draw-down, workers installed almost 100 habitat structures on the lake...

2009-01-26 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governor's Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the at-large boating commissioner on the board of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. "We are searching for a person experienced in boating and water safety education who is also a registered boat owner in Pennsylvania," said Andy Talento, a member of the council's fish and boat subcommittee. "Pennsylvania ranks 12th in...

2009-01-22 11:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governor's Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking qualified candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the board of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in District One, which includes Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Venango, Butler, Warren, Forest and Clarion counties. The district is represented by Samuel M. Concilla of North East, Erie County, whose term expires in June. "The Governor is reaching...

2008-10-03 15:00:14

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Terry Brady of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, +1-717-772-9101 HARRISBURG, Pa.,Oct. 3/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Public comment on the proposed removal of the Bendigo Dam at Bendigo State Park will be sought at an open house, Oct. 16, in Johnsonburg, Elk County. Proposed by the Bureau of State Parks and supported by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the project would remove an existing portion of the damaged dam...

2008-08-11 00:00:15

By Bob Frye Tucked into the extreme southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, bounded on two sides by West Virginia, Greene County is a beautiful, but in many ways struggling place. Pastoral, full of wildlife and marked by a sea of green rolling hills, it is also among the poorest counties in the state. Ken Duffala and some others hope to do something about that by capitalizing on the area's natural resources. Duffala, president of the Harry Enstrom Greene County Chapter of the Izaak...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Bob Frye, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 3--You needn't be a bushwhacking pioneer to drive from Pittsburgh to Washington. A well-established network of roads and highways will get you there. Likewise, if you want to hike from Laurel Summit State Park to the overlook at Wolf Rocks, there's a blazed trail to follow. But what if you want to float from, say, Apollo to Blairsville? It turns out there's a trail for that, too. The Kiski-Conemaugh River Water Trail -- which...

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Ad Crable As trucks thundered across the Route 30 bridge above them, three men in chest waders quietly slipped into the Susquehanna and began jabbing the shoreline water with stunning bolts of electric current. Momentarily dazed, fingerling fish bubbled up and were quickly netted, measured and scrutinized before being released. Mike Kaufmann, the chief fisheries biologist in the southeastern area office of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, has been doing these summertime...


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