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Latest Pennsylvania Game Commission Stories

2012-07-16 06:26:16

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced that GPS-enabled applications, or "apps" as they are commonly referred to, are available to provide outdoor enthusiasts easy access to a host of information about all State Game Lands. The app can be downloaded for most mobile devices through links on the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). The app was developed by Gogal Publishing, of Warrington, Bucks County, which also...

2012-07-16 06:23:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing on Friday, Aug. 10, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Susquehanna River Waterfowlers' Association, on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2012-13 waterfowl hunting seasons. The briefing will begin at 1 p.m., at the Middle Creek Wildlife...

2012-07-09 06:22:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As county treasurers process 2012-13 antlerless deer license applications, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today reminded license buyers they can check the status of their applications on the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS). To access the information, go to the Game Commission website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), and click on the blue box (Buy Your License) in the upper right-hand corner...

2012-07-02 06:22:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission's Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area visitor center will feature hundreds of original paintings and fine-art prints from some of the best-known wildlife artists in the state during its annual Wildlife Art Show from Aug. 3-5. The show is free, and the hours are: Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition to the artists' sales, the show will offer tickets for $2...

2012-06-29 06:24:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With general hunting license sales underway, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminded hunters that county treasurers will begin accepting antlerless deer license applications from resident hunters starting Monday, July 9; and from nonresidents beginning Monday, July 30. For the 2012-13 license year, antlerless deer license fees are the same as they have been since 1999, except for the 70-cent transaction...

2012-06-28 06:24:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While most people get the heebie-jeebies just thinking about rats, officials with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Delaware Valley College are excited about the recent arrival of 11 rats - Allegheny woodrats, to be specific - and what these animals will contribute to animal research efforts and the genetic diversity of the state's native woodrat populations. After an all-night road-trip that started at Purdue...

2012-06-27 14:21:19

Pennsylvania's bald eagle population keeps growing; its historic prominence is unmatched HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's hard to deny the bald eagle's importance in American history and particularly fitting to remember its legacy as we prepare to celebrate America's lasting independence on the Fourth of July, according to officials with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Today, the bald eagle is thriving in Pennsylvania. Its population in Pennsylvania...

2012-06-26 10:21:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved six contracts that will add nearly 975 acres of land to several State Game Lands (SGLs), which presently encompasses more than 1.4 million acres. In Fayette County, the Board approved the purchase of 113 acres in Connellsville Township, adjoining SGL 51, for $127,000 from Bonnie K. Czirban and Debbie L. Mostel. The property fills an indenture in SGL 51 where it...

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...

2012-06-19 06:23:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania student participants and the Pennsylvania Game Commission came away from the recent National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) tournament with some awards and high honors. The event, which took place May 11 and 12, in Louisville, Kentucky, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest archery tournament with 7,804 competitors from 38 states. "More than 70 students from Pennsylvania made the trek to compete...