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Latest Pennsylvania Game Commission Stories

2013-01-04 12:22:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today said that when the Board of Game Commissioners holds its first quarterly meeting of 2013, on Jan. 27-29, the Board will have a full complement of eight Game Commissioners. Charles E. Fox, of Troy, Bradford County, fills the vacancy created when the term of former Game Commissioner Thomas Boop expired. Fox was nominated by Governor Tom Corbett as a resident of represent...

2012-12-28 12:21:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While it may be winter, now is the time for landowners to begin making plans to help wildlife by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Howard Nursery, which will begin Jan. 7 through April 19. "If you are looking for seedlings for ornamental landscaping, look for a private nursery in your area," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. "However, our bare-root seedlings are...

2012-12-27 12:20:37

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in a snow goose conservation hunt designed to help stem the growth of continental snow goose populations. Hunters must obtain a free snow goose conservation hunt permit and report cards from the agency to participate in the season. In the Atlantic Population Goose Zone, the special snow goose conservation season runs from Jan. 28-April 26....

2012-12-11 08:27:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Southcentral Region Director Brad Myers today announced that hunters who harvest a deer within the 600-square-mile Disease Management Area (DMA) in Adams and York counties during the late archery and flintlock muzzleloader seasons can voluntarily check their deer at the agency's check station. The check station is at the Game Commission maintenance building on State Game Land 249, 1070 Lake Meade Road,...

2012-12-04 12:21:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society's 114th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which will take place Dec. 14 through Jan. 5. "Bird enthusiasts, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists, will head out on an annual mission - often before dawn - to make a difference and to see nature...

2012-12-03 12:26:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminds hunters and trappers they still have a mixed bag of seasons from which to choose after the statewide firearms deer season concludes on Saturday, Dec. 8. They include seasons for deer, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse, squirrel, cottontail, pheasant, coyote, fisher, bobcat, beaver and other furbearers, crows, doves and waterfowl. The small game seasons are: squirrel, Dec....

2012-11-30 12:23:33

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If Black Friday shopping and Cyber Monday found you hibernating, you still can find dozens of "wild" holiday gifts for that hunter, trapper or wildlife fan on your list at "The Outdoor Shop" on the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). All revenues generated from these items support the Game Commission's wildlife management programs. Created in 1895 to restore Pennsylvania's wildlife, the Game Commission is...

2012-11-21 12:22:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three days of the statewide four-day bear season have produced a preliminary harvest of 2,442 bears, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission check station reports filed this morning. Last year's three-day bear harvest total was 3,023; in 2010, which offered a three-day season with a Saturday opener, the harvest total was 2,815. The preliminary three-day bear harvest by Wildlife Management Unit was as follows: WMU 1A, 3; WMU 1B,...

2012-11-20 16:27:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two days of the statewide four-day bear season have produced a preliminary harvest of 2,086 bears, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission check station reports filed this morning. Last year's two-day bear harvest total mirrored that of 2009, when 2,709 bears were checked by Game Commission personnel in both years. In 2010, 2,542 bears were brought to Game Commission check stations after two days of hunting, which also included a...

2012-11-19 16:25:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that hunters started the 2012 black bear season by taking a preliminary harvest of 1,530 black bears in 51 counties on Saturday, Nov. 17, the first day of the four-day statewide bear season. Archery and other early bear season harvest data still is being entered into the Game Commission's database, and is not available at this time. The 2012 first-day preliminary harvest...