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2011-04-21 08:01:00

Display case and frame available for five-year series HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fifth and final year of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's two time-limited collectible series - the Wild Turkey Heritage Series and the Upland Game Bird Series - now are available for ordering. Limited to the first 1,000 orders, which will be delivered between October and December, those interested should place orders through the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), or...

2010-10-18 13:26:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expecting hunters to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the fall turkey season. However, hunters will need to carefully review the fall turkey season dates, which are outlined on page 35 of the 2010-11 Digest, as date structures have changed from previous years. Season lengths vary in the state's Wildlife Management Units for fall turkey hunting: WMUs 1A, 1B and 2A...

2010-08-18 07:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ --LINE-X Protective Coatings (LINE-X), one of the nation's leading providers of spray-on protective coatings, is proud to announce the company has extended an agreement with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) as the exclusive truck bedliner sponsor through May, 2013. Throughout this agreement, participating LINE-X franchise locations will continue to provide special discounted pricing to all NWTF members on their LINE-X Spray-On Truck...

2010-04-13 09:40:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the Keystone State's spring gobbler hunting season, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission is reporting turkey hunters should expect to find exciting opportunities afield as they head out for both the youth and traditional spring season openers. The state's one-day youth spring gobbler season is April 24; the general spring gobbler season is May 1-31. Hunters who have purchased a second spring...

2010-04-01 09:33:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fourth year of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's two time-limited collectible series - the Wild Turkey Heritage Series and the Upland Game Bird Series - now are available for ordering. Orders will be taken through the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by mail or by calling 1-888-888-3459 (toll-free). In addition to ordering online, a downloadable application is available on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by...

2009-04-16 12:18:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary harvest data indicate wild turkey hunters had one fine season this past fall. In fact, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, it was one of the best in years. Preliminary harvest information estimates that hunters took 26,485 turkeys in the 2008 fall season. That's up substantially from the preliminary fall harvests of 21,900 in 2007, and 21,500 in 2006. It also is 19 percent above the previous three-year average for...

2009-04-14 08:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The third year of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's two time-limited collectible series -- the Wild Turkey Heritage Series and the Upland Game Bird Series -- now are available for ordering. Orders will be taken through the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by mail or by calling 1-888-888-3459 (toll-free). In addition to ordering online, a downloadable application is available on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by...


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2005-06-02 11:22:49

The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a large bird around measuring 70-90 cm long and weighing from 3 kg (female) to 4 kg (male). In the past, it has sometimes been treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis ocellata) but the differences between this species and Meleagris gallopavo are too small to justify generic segregation. More colorful than its northern relative the Wild Turkey, this species has a much more restricted distribution and is only found in the subtropical lowlands...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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