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2011-02-24 14:54:00

Defendants accused of multiple felony poaching crimes in Bradford County, Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a six-month investigation by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, five residents of Maine - four adults and a 17-year-old juvenile - were charged with more than 250 counts of violating the Game and Wildlife Code and the Crimes Code in the one of the largest wildlife crime sprees ever...

2011-02-09 12:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Commonwealth Court ruling, handed down Feb. 8, has dismissed the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania's legal challenge to the Pennsylvania Game Commission's deer management program, according to Carl G. Roe, agency executive director. This decision was the second ruling against Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania since 2007, when Commonwealth Court dismissed the organization's lawsuit on procedural grounds. Roe noted that, in its...

2011-01-06 08:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Walter Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian will discuss the harmful effects of winter feeding of elk at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Elk Country Visitor's Center at 134 Homestead Dr., in Benezette Township, Elk County. "While feeding elk is illegal any time of the year, as it causes problems by habituating elk to find food around homes and can be...

2010-12-13 10:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the two-week statewide general deer season closed, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe is encouraging hunters to take the time to report harvested deer. "With all the activities this time of year, it is too easy to forget to report a harvested deer," Roe said. "With the online harvest reporting system, we have made completing this required task even easier. "Unfortunately, based on more than 28,000...

2010-12-07 10:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does the moon affect the rut in Pennsylvania? How old do bucks get in Pennsylvania? Have you heard about the new Pennsylvania record buck? Where is the deer program headed for the next 10 years? If you are curious about the answers to these questions, take a moment and visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and you'll find answers to these and many other questions in the "Pennsylvania White-Tailed...

2010-11-18 09:00:00

Park to Close to Regular Visitors on Dec. 2 and 9 MEDIA, Pa., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will hold regulated white-tailed deer hunting at Ridley Creek State Park on Dec. 2 and 9. The entire park, as well as a portion of Gradyville Road through the park, will be closed to the public on those days. The hunts will be conducted for antlered and anterless deer by permit only. Hunters were selected in a random drawing in...

2010-11-17 10:11:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two questions many hunters want to know about a deer they harvest is how old is it and much does it weigh. The Pennsylvania Game Commission, through its website, is offering some free tools to guide hunters in determining the answer to these two questions. To help hunters learn how Game Commission biologists determine the age of a white-tailed deer, the agency has posted a link to a seven-minute and 38-second video on its website...

2010-11-15 13:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's only unofficial holiday - the Monday after Thanksgiving, which marks the opening day of the two-week general deer season - will feature nearly 750,000 individuals sporting fluorescent orange and camouflage clothing throughout Penn's Woods, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. "Pennsylvania's deer season has a dramatic and beneficial effect on the Commonwealth, as it provides...

2010-11-08 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding and Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today unveiled an updated plan designed prevent the spread of a disease that threatens the state's deer and elk populations but poses no threat to humans. The officials said the improved Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, response plan is part of the state's ongoing aggressive efforts to prevent the disease from establishing itself in...

2010-08-26 09:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is calling for nominations of citizens willing to participate in one of four Citizen Advisory Committees (CACs) to help gather input related to the deer management goal of reducing deer-human conflict in three Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) in 2011. Those WMUs identified for next year are: WMU 2D, which consists of areas in Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Jefferson, Venango, Indiana and Westmoreland...


Latest White-tailed deer Reference Libraries

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2007-12-21 13:36:58

The Eastern Timber Wolf (Canis lupus lycaon), is an endangered subspecies of the Gray Wolf and is native to North America. "Timber Wolf" was once referred to any North American wolf that lived within forested areas, but this designation has been more recently reserved for this particular subspecies of gray wolf. The Eastern Timber Wolf is one of the larger subspecies of gray wolves, especially in length, which generally varies from 58.5 to 70 inches, including the tail. Larger individuals...

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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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2006-12-12 11:32:09

The White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer, is a medium-sized deer found throughout most of the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America and northern portions of South America as far south as Peru. The species is most common east of the American cordillera, and is absent from much of the western United States, including Nevada, Utah and California. There are populations of Arizona (couesi) and Carmen Mountain's (carminis)...

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2006-11-11 18:14:40

The Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a deer whose habitat is in the western half of North America. It gets its name from its large mule-like ears. Its closest relative is the Black-tailed Deer. The two species often share natural habitats, and can be mistaken for one another. The most noticeable differences between the two are the color of their tails, and their antlers. The Mule Deer's tail is black tipped. Mule Deer antlers "fork" as they grow rather than growing and expanding forward....

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2005-06-08 20:25:32

The Key Deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium), is an endangered species of deer that lives only in the Florida Keys. It is considered a subspecies of the White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus). The deer can be recognized by its characteristic small size. Adult males (also known as bucks) usually weigh from 55 to 75 pounds (25 to 34 kg) and stand about 30 inches (76 cm) tall at the shoulder. Females (also known as does) usually weigh between 45 and 65 pounds (20 to 29 kg) and stand an...

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