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2010-03-22 15:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission today reported that hunters harvested an estimated 308,920 deer in the state's 2009-10 seasons, which is an eight percent decline from the previous seasons' harvest of 335,850. Hunters took 108,330 antlered deer in the 2009-10 seasons, down 11 percent from the previous license year's harvest of 122,410, but similar to the 2007-08 harvest of 109,200. Also, hunters harvested 200,590 antlerless deer in...

2009-10-29 13:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each hunting season offers new opportunities. However, in some cases, there are changes that may raise questions in hunters' minds. In an effort to answer some of this year's questions, Carl G. Roe, Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director, offered the following advice. "With the new license sale system and new look and feel of the licenses, there have been a lot of questions about whether these licenses still need to be...

2009-09-15 14:21:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 /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 after dark for...

2009-04-21 13:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2009-10, including an antlerless deer license allocation for the 22 Wildlife Management Units and a new hunting hour table for the new license year. Following are several articles on meeting highlights. BOARD ADOPTS MODIFICATION TO EXPANDED USE OF CROSSBOWS The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final...

2009-04-21 13:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to a regulatory change that establishes replacement costs that may be assessed on those convicted of illegally killing certain wildlife in Pennsylvania. Under the new regulation, a judge will be able to assess anyone convicted of illegally killing the following wildlife a replacement cost of: $5,000 for any endangered or threatened species; $1,500 for an elk or bear; $800 for a...

2009-03-18 11:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission today reported that hunters harvested an estimated 335,850 deer in the state's 2008-09 seasons. That's up four percent from the previous season's harvest of 323,070. Hunters took 122,410 antlered deer in the 2008-09 seasons, up from the previous license year's harvest of 109,200. Also, hunters harvested 213,440 antlerless deer in 2008-09, which is almost the same as the 213,870 antlerless deer taken in...

2009-01-27 15:25:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Game Commissioners today elected new officers during its annual reorganization for 2009. Game Commissioner Gregory J. Isabella, of Philadelphia, was elected president. First appointed to a full eight-year term on the Board in 2003, Isabella was elected vice-president in 2008. He also was elected to serve as board secretary in 2006, and re-elected to this post in 2007. Game Commissioner James "Jay" Delaney Jr., of...

2009-01-26 15:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission and U.S. Geological Survey's Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Pennsylvania State University today presented an overview of a new deer research project to the Board of Game Commissioners. For the 2008-09 deer seasons, the Board approved a change in the firearms deer season in WMUs 2D, 2G, 3C, and 4B. The change made antlered deer legal for the first five days of the two-week...

2008-12-12 11:02:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that coyotes will become legal game under the Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP) effective Saturday, Dec. 20. The addition, which was given final approval by the Board of Game Commissioners at its Oct. 24 meeting, is slated to be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, the Commonwealth's official compendium of regulatory actions, which is the final step required...

2006-11-14 12:00:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that WMU 4E in northeastern Pennsylvania has exhausted its antlerless deer license allocation. WMU 4E is comprised of all of Northumberland and Montour counties and portions of Columbia, Dauphin, Luzerne, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Snyder and Union counties. So far, only two of the state's 22 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) have any antlerless deer licenses remaining: WMU 2B,...


Latest Red Deer Reference Libraries

Pudú
2012-10-08 17:58:52

The pudú, also known as the püdü or püdu in the Mapudungun language, is a genus that holds two species of South American deer. These species are known as the southern pudú, which resides in a range that extends from southern Chile to southwestern Argentina, and the northern pudú, which resides in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador. Species in this genus prefer a habitat in temperate rainforests. In these areas, pudús use bamboo thickets and underbrush for protection. Pudús were first...

South Andean Deer, Hippocamelus bisulcus
2012-09-07 09:39:21

The South Andean deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus) is native to Chile and Argentina. Its other common names include the Chilean Guemal and Huemul. It inhabits the Andes, in mountainous areas as well as other hard to reach places, like low bluffs, upland forests, and open periglacial scrubland. Males and females may prefer different areas. The South Andean deer can be brown or grey-brown in color, with a white underbelly and white-spotted neck. Its fur is shaggy and long, giving it protection...

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2007-06-25 08:54:26

The Barasingha, Cervus duvaucelii, is a species of deer native to India and Nepal. It is also found in the United States in the state of Texas on hunting ranches where it was introduced a hundred years ago. In the Terai the deer lives on marshland and is rarely seen outside it. In Central India they live in grasslands in the proximity of forests. Today the species has disappeared entirely from the western part of its range. A stag may stand 53 inches at the shoulder and weigh from 375 to...

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2007-06-25 08:41:41

The Chital Deer, Axis axis, is a species of deer that is commonly found in the wooded regions of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and most of India. It is the most common species of deer in Indian forests. Other common names given to this species are the Spotted Deer, and the Axis Deer. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and it's under parts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 30 inches. Chital...

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2007-06-25 08:40:45

The Eld's Deer, Cervus eldii, also known as the Thamin or Brow-antlered Deer, is a species of deer indigenous to Southeast Asia. There are three recognized subspecies. They are the Manipur Brow-antlered Deer found in Manipur, the Burmese Brow-antlered Deer found in Myanmar, and the Thailand Brow-antlered Deer found on Hainan Island. The Manipur Brow-antlered Deer is a rare and critically endangered species of deer. It is found in its last existing natural habitat at the Kaibul Lamjao...

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