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2008-09-27 09:00:17

By Shauna Stephenson By Shauna Stephenson sstephenson@wyomingnews.com It seems as though everyone is shouting about conservation these days, or at least degrees of conservation. Whether you shout "Save the planet!" or "Drill baby, drill!" you can take comfort in having an entire day to consider the roots of both arguments. September 27 will mark National Hunting and Fishing Day. The day was passed by Congress in 1972 to celebrate the unprecedented actions of people such as Theodore...

2008-09-24 15:00:29

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Jerry Feaser of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, +1- 717-705-6541, PGCNews@state.pa.us HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today offered testimony before the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee about the powers and duties of Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officers. Following is the prepared statement delivered by Director Roe. "The Pennsylvania Game Commission was created in 1895 by...

2008-09-02 12:00:16

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Jerry Feaser of PA Game Commission, +1-717-705-6541, PGCNEWS@state.pa.us HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2 /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. 13 and Oct. 19. All tours are free. "State Game Land tours provide the opportunity for those who enjoy nature to come out...

2008-08-24 15:00:21

When it comes to American wildlife management, there are two worlds. The first world is the logical, practical one in which trained biologists in fish and wildlife departments around the country monitor wildlife populations, set hunting quotas for game animals, study habitat and establish methods of protecting non-game species, etc. The other world of game management is the illogical, inscrutable, political one that takes place in the courtroom. In Maine, and some other states with lynx...

2008-08-08 12:00:24

A Canadian study suggests some people who engage in animal conservation efforts might do it more for their own egos than to protect wildlife. University of Alberta researchers studied purple martin landlords -- people who maintain and monitor special birdhouses on their land. The scientists found such people were more motivated to take part in the conservation project for egoistical, rather than altruistic, reasons. "Though there were areas of overlap, we found that common motivations for...

2008-06-28 00:02:20

My response to the news that the Pennsylvania Game Commission has given preliminary approval to homeowners associations and nonprofit landholding groups to apply for permits to kill deer on their property is: I've heard that song before ("State takes steps to control urban deer," June 24 and PghTrib.com). Hunting remains the best option for the game commission that survives on the sale of hunting licenses for spilling the blood of wildlife. It is ironic that while the commission is...

2006-12-21 12:05:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that William Capouillez has been appointed the agency's new Bureau of Wildlife Habitat Management director. Capouillez fills the vacancy created by the reassignment of Scott Klinger, who recently accepted a position in the Bureau of Wildlife Management. "With the many challenges facing the Game Commission, I know that I can rely on Bill Capouillez's ability to...

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,...

2006-11-03 12:00:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that WMU 5A in Southcentral Pennsylvania has exhausted its antlerless deer license allocation. WMU 5A is comprised of portions of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York counties. So far, 19 of the state's 22 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) have exhausted their antlerless deer license allocations. Those WMUs are: 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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