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Latest Pennsylvania Game Commission Stories

2013-07-26 16:22:01

This year's symposium to be held at Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area. HARRISBURG, Pa., July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing on Friday, Aug. 9, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Northwest Pennsylvania Duck Hunters Association, on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2013-14...

2013-07-17 12:22:28

Instructors needed to teach basic and advanced courses. HARRISBURG, Pa., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Those who plan to purchase their first hunting license this year will need to make plans to attend a Hunter-Trapper Education course, and there's no time like the present to sign up, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Classes are beginning to fill. To register for a course in your area, visit the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), and click on...

2013-07-11 16:21:06

Free subscription offers timely reminders to Pennsylvania hunters. HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Antlerless deer licenses again are on sale, did you remember to send in an application? Hunter-Trapper Education classes are filling rapidly, have you reserved spots for family members who will join the ranks this year? The deadline to report spring gobbler harvests has long expired, did your success go uncounted? In a day and age where so many so often...

2013-07-09 08:22:40

Carl G. Roe will have served more than eight years heading agency HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission's executive director has announced his plans to step down next year. Upon his retirement in January, Carl G. Roe will have spent more than eight years heading the agency. In making his announcement today, Roe said it has been his pleasure to serve Pennsylvania's hunters and outdoor enthusiasts while working to benefit the...

2013-07-01 16:21:42

With more than 250 nests counted statewide, population showing big gains. HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bald eagle soaring high on the Fourth of July. It's about as American an image as one could conjure. And for Pennsylvanians this Independence Day, the opportunity to witness such a sight firsthand is greater than at any other time in recent memory. In the 30(th) anniversary year of efforts to restore bald-eagle populations in the Commonwealth, the...

2013-06-27 16:22:07

New online feature helps with locating, exploring state game lands. HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Looking to spend some time outdoors, but don't know where to go? A new offering from the Pennsylvania Game Commission might hold the answer. The Game Commission has launched on its website a new Mapping Center that will help users to locate state game lands and other hunting grounds, view topography and aerial photos for tracts, and even find a place to...

2013-05-29 08:24:29

Registration deadlines for workshops approach HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops that also fulfill mandates set forth by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Project WILD aims to provide a wildlife-based conservation education that fosters responsible action. It's one of the most widely used conservation...

2013-05-24 12:22:04

Game Commission seeks partners to help expand popular program. HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than a decade of success, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is working to expand its Junior Pheasant Hunt Program and is seeking partners to do so. The commission is asking sportsmen's clubs and other conservation organizations to meet an increasing demand created by the youngsters who want to participate in the program. And this year, clubs have the...

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...

2013-05-17 16:22:07

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leaves are green, the flowers are in bloom and, once again, it's that time of year when a new generation of wildlife is making its arrival. And it's almost a certainty that Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife, whether it be in their backyards or high on a mountain. "Being outdoors in the spring is an enjoyable way to spend time and learn more about nature," said Calvin W. DuBrock, who directs the Pennsylvania Game...