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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...

2012-09-06 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...

2012-08-21 10:21:42

Federal Regulations Posted On Game Commission Website Hunters Encouraged To Report Banded Birds Waterfowl Hunters Cautioned About Eating Mergansers Goose Blind Deadlines For Controlled Hunting Areas Special Waterfowl Hunting Safety Reminders 2012-13 Waterfowl Seasons And Bag Limits HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency has made its selections for the 2012-13 migratory game...

2012-07-26 02:24:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early Canada goose and dove hunters take to the fields of Penn's Woods on Sept. 1, as part of Pennsylvania's 2012-13 migratory bird seasons announced today by Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. Dove hunters will have the opportunity to participate in a triple-split season. The first season runs Sept. 1-29, and hunting will start at noon and close at sunset daily. The second and third splits will be...

2012-07-16 06:23:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing on Friday, Aug. 10, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Susquehanna River Waterfowlers' Association, on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2012-13 waterfowl hunting seasons. The briefing will begin at 1 p.m., at the Middle Creek Wildlife...

2012-07-02 06:22:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission's Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area visitor center will feature hundreds of original paintings and fine-art prints from some of the best-known wildlife artists in the state during its annual Wildlife Art Show from Aug. 3-5. The show is free, and the hours are: Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition to the artists' sales, the show will offer tickets for $2...

2012-06-29 06:24:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With general hunting license sales underway, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminded hunters that county treasurers will begin accepting antlerless deer license applications from resident hunters starting Monday, July 9; and from nonresidents beginning Monday, July 30. For the 2012-13 license year, antlerless deer license fees are the same as they have been since 1999, except for the 70-cent transaction...

2012-06-15 10:22:08

FRANKLIN, Pa., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Mark Allegro, following up on a number of anonymous tips, tracked down the individual who illegally owned a wallaby that was captured on May 30, along King Road near Cambridge Springs, Crawford County. On June 11, WCO Allegro filed charges against Corry A. Lewis, age 22, of North East, Erie County, before District Judge Lincoln S. Zilhaver, of Saegertown, Crawford...

2012-06-14 06:22:01

DALLAS, Pa., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that Daniel Figured has been named the director of the agency's Northeast Region. Figured, who previously served as the Northeast Region Law Enforcement Supervisor, fills the vacancy created when Steve J. Schweitzer retired on April 13, 2012. "It is a great pleasure to announce the selection of Dan Figured as the new Region Director for the Northeast Region of...