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Latest Pennsylvania Game Commission Stories

2012-09-25 06:25:39

FRANKLIN, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to a regulatory change to expand antlerless deer hunting opportunities under the Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP) for the 2013-14 license year. "Sporting organizations and other interested groups have continued to express an interest in having the Game Commission expand the MYHP opportunities," said Ralph A. Martone, Board President. "These groups...

2012-09-19 02:22:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officers are investigating the cause of death for nearly a dozen white-tailed deer found by agency employees on the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area in North Shenango Township, Crawford County. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is suspected, which has been confirmed in Beaver and Westmoreland counties and is suspected in Allegheny and Cambria counties. Game Commission biologists will...

2012-09-18 02:22:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Pennsylvania Game Commission employees were selected for top honors for information and educational materials prepared to promote Pennsylvania wildlife at the recent conference of the Association of Conservation Information (ACI). Hal Korber, who is the Bureau of Information and Education's chief photographer and videographer, won first place honors in ACI's poster category for a poster illustrating bird migration routes across...

2012-09-18 02:20:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today advised motorists to slow down after sundown and before sunrise to reduce their risk of having a close encounter with a white-tailed deer. Deer collisions are an annual occurrence that will continue through Thanksgiving week and begin to slow down in mid-December. For the sake of public safety, the Game Commission is urging motorists to drive cautiously...

2012-09-12 02:24:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer quickly slipping by, many Pennsylvanians may have forgotten about problems caused by black bears in the spring, when nuisance bear activity typically peaks. However, black bear activity also tends to increase during the fall, which is just around the corner, and Pennsylvania Game Commission officials remind homeowners that steps taken now can minimize problems with bears during the next few weeks and months. Mark...

2012-09-06 06:22:37

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said the agency's public drawing for the 2012 elk hunting licenses will be webcast beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14. To view the drawing, a "Live Elk Drawing" icon will be posted on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) for individuals to click on and watch the drawing. "Each year, tens of thousands of individuals apply for an elk license," Roe said....

2012-09-06 06:21:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's efforts to highlight its ongoing habitat improvement initiatives, the public is invited to take part in upcoming tours of several State Game Lands between Sept. 22 and Oct. 14. All tours are free. "State Game Land tours provide the opportunity for those who enjoy nature to come out and talk with our employees - the people who are directly responsible for managing and protecting these...

2012-08-27 02:23:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials, in September, participate in and host three outdoors events promoting wildlife, hunting and trapping. "Hunting and trapping are deeply woven in the cultural fabric that defines Pennsylvania's heritage, and both remain an important wildlife management tool and outdoor activity," Roe said. "Hunters and trappers were - and remain - our nation's first and most vocal...

2012-08-23 06:22:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officers are investigating the cause of death for more than 35 white-tailed deer in Beaver and Cambria counties. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is suspected. Game Commission biologists recently submitted three samples for testing from deer found in Greene Township and Ohioville Borough in Beaver County (one male and one female), and Summerhill Township in Cambria...

2012-08-23 06:21:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's peregrine falcons had another successful nesting season in 2012, according to Dr. F. Arthur McMorris, Pennsylvania Game Commission peregrine falcon program coordinator. "We confirmed 32 pairs of falcons nesting across the Commonwealth, and 22 of them bred successfully, raising 62 young falcons," Dr. McMorris said. "Also, we banded 42 of the young falcons in an ongoing effort to assist the recovery of the population....