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2012-11-19 12:25:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced an update to the "PA State Game Lands" app, which can be downloaded for most mobile devices through links on the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). "Using a smartphone or tablet's built-in navigation features, this app provides turn-by-turn directions to destinations you select and includes destination-specific details such as WMU, county, acreage, hunting zones, hunting...

2012-11-19 12:21:48

Harvest Reporting Available Via Postcard, Online Or Telephone; Hunting Licenses No Longer Need To Be Displayed; Hunters Can Check On Road Conditions In Advance; Hunters Sharing The Harvest A Worthy Cause HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's only unofficial holiday - the Monday after Thanksgiving -marks the opening day of the two-week general deer season, and will feature nearly 750,000 individuals sporting fluorescent orange throughout Penn's Woods,...

2012-11-16 12:24:23

DALLAS, Pa., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Luzerne County - A cat may not have nine lives, but a young bobcat in the Poconos received a second one recently, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials. A female bobcat kitten was discovered in a wooded area of Luzerne County this past spring by a couple hiking in the woods. The seven-week old cat was found weak and unable to walk, and without any adult female seen in the vicinity. The situation remained unchanged...

2012-11-15 16:24:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that 52 elk were harvested by the 65 hunters awarded elk licenses for the recently concluded 2012 elk hunt, which was held Nov. 5-10. Of that total, 19 were antlered and 33 were antlerless. The heaviest antlered elk was taken by Richard Tratthen, Jr., of Scott Township, Lackawanna County. He took a 840-pound (estimated live weight), 8x8 on Nov. 7, in Jay Township, Elk County....

2012-11-15 16:24:39

Hunters in Adams/York counties plan to hunt deer; Statewide sample collection to continue HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the two-week firearms deer season (Nov. 26-Dec. 8) just around the corner, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is preparing for its annual statewide sample collection of hunter-killed deer to determine if chronic wasting disease (CWD) is present in the wild deer populations. However, this effort has taken on a new level of focus...

2012-11-08 12:25:20

Game Commission check station will be open on Sundays during two-week firearms deer season HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced the agency will hold a third public meeting, on Nov. 12, to answer questions regarding the 600-square-mile Disease Management Area (DMA) in Adams and York counties and the Executive Order as part of the agency's ongoing efforts to monitor the wild deer...

2012-11-08 08:28:57

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe will appear on Pennsylvania Cable Network's live "PCN Call-In" program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. Viewers of the hour-long program can call in questions to PCN toll-free at 1-877-PA 6-5001 (1-877-726-5001). Interested viewers should check local listings for the PCN channel in your area, or visit PCN's website (www.pcntv.com). Available on nearly 150 cable systems...

2012-11-07 12:28:44

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today confirmed the state's second positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease on a deer farm in Adams County. Other deer on the farm that were tested did not have the disease. The second deer, a white-tailed buck, tested positive at 1491 New Chester Road, New Oxford. This is the same location of the state's first infected deer in October. In addition to the New Oxford farm, the agriculture...

2012-11-02 15:21:59

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials said bear hunters soon will be able to enjoy a four-day statewide bear season, in addition to a full-week archery bear season and a series of extended bear seasons in certain Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) during the upcoming fall months. The statewide archery bear season, which will be held Nov. 12-16, will lead up to the four-day statewide bear season, which will open on Saturday, Nov. 17,...

2012-11-02 07:26:21

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the holiday gift-giving season coming up, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is pleased to announce that its 2013 wildlife calendar now is available. To purchase a calendar, priced at $8.95 (plus shipping and, for Pennsylvania residents, six percent state sales tax), call the Game Commission at 1-888-888-3459 (toll-free) or visit the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). To order online, put your cursor over "General Store" in...