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Latest Pennsylvania Game Commission Stories

2013-11-01 12:22:10

With deer activity on the rise, Game Commission cautions motorists to stay alert. HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With deer becoming increasingly active, and daylight saving time about to put more vehicles on the road during the hours when deer move most, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising motorists to slow down and stay alert. "Deer-vehicle collisions are an unfortunate and often painful consequence of living with whitetails, and there's no predicting when...

2013-10-29 16:21:35

Groups combine to pledge $3,800 for information leading to conviction in Elk County. BENEZETTE, Pa., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A reward is being offered in relation to a bull elk that was shot illegally earlier this month. The 5- by 5-point bull was found injured and hiding in a patch of goldenrod soon after daylight on Oct. 15, near Benezette, Pa. in Elk County. The elk is believed to have been shot at about 3 a.m., when residents of Winslow Hill, near Benezette,...

2013-10-18 16:22:15

Pennsylvania's all-time ranking updated for 2013. HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's official all-time ranking of trophy big-game animals has been updated for 2013 and is available for sale from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The new edition of the Pennsylvania Big Game Records book includes nearly 200 new entries. And to make them easier to identify, and to show where they stack up historically, entries from the 2012-13 hunting seasons...

2013-09-30 16:22:09

Pennsylvania Game Commission wishes bowhunters safe days afield. HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's statewide archery deer season begins Saturday, Oct. 5, and its return is prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission to issue some helpful reminders. Archers can hunt statewide for antlered or antlerless deer from Oct. 5 to Nov. 16, and during the late archery deer season, which runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 11. At the time of the statewide opener, archery...

2013-09-24 16:22:49

Game Commission considers removing bird from threatened species list. HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is considering a proposal to remove the bald eagle from the state's list of threatened species, and there's an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the matter. The board on Tuesday voted to open a period of public review for a proposal to upgrade the bald eagle's status from "threatened" to "protected" in...

2013-09-20 12:22:43

Game Commission lifts requirement for hunters to take harvests to check stations. HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hunters harvesting deer in areas of Pennsylvania where chronic wasting disease has been found will need to comply with special rules during the upcoming hunting seasons. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission for the 2013-14 seasons has removed the requirement for successful hunters within a Disease Management Area to take their harvests to a check...

2013-09-06 16:20:51

Eighty-six applicants to be chosen for coveted Pennsylvania elk licenses HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Long associated with misfortune, Friday the 13(th) figures this year to rank among the luckiest of days for dozens of Pennsylvania hunters. Pennsylvania's annual public drawing for elk-hunting licenses is scheduled to be held on Friday, Sept. 13 at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's headquarters in Harrisburg. As a result of the drawing, 86 hunters will...

2013-09-04 08:27:38

Two dates on this year's schedule, but registration deadline is nearing HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Junior hunters this fall will get two shots at taking part in a special pheasant hunt just for them. In an effort to better accommodate the busy schedules families often have, the Pennsylvania Game Commission this year is allowing the sportsmen's clubs that host Junior Pheasant Hunts some leeway in planning their events. In previous years, all Junior...

2013-09-04 08:26:20

Documentary by the Pennsylvania Game Commission being screened around the state. HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Often times when we talk about wildlife, we talk about it in a singular sense. We say the cottontail rabbit, or the white-tailed deer as opposed to using plural nouns that would accurately represent their numbers. But when it comes to the bald eagle, there was a time not so long ago in Pennsylvania that the singular noun nearly summed up the...

2013-08-16 16:20:41

Annual brochure available at Game Commission's website. HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has made its selections for the 2013-14 migratory game bird hunting seasons and bag limits. Annual waterfowl seasons are selected by states from a framework established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Game Commission selections were made after reviewing last year's season results, waterfowl survey data, and input gathered from...