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2011-10-06 09:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the holiday gift-giving season coming up, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is pleased to announce that its 2012 wildlife calendar now is available. To purchase a calendar, priced at $8.95 (plus tax and shipping), call the Game Commission at 1-888-888-3459 (toll-free) or visit the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). To order online, put your cursor over "General Store" in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then click...

2011-09-27 09:53:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's fall archery deer season is set to open throughout the Commonwealth, and represents the beginning of big game hunting seasons in the state, said Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. Statewide archers can hunt antlered or antlerless deer from Oct. 1 to Nov. 12, and the late statewide archery deer season runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 16. However, bowhunters who purchased and received antlerless...

2011-09-12 14:20:00

Two Game Farm tours cancelled and up to 40,000 pheasants lost or escaped due to flooding; Tours cancelled for State Game Lands in Bradford and Dauphin/Lebanon counties HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced the agency has rescheduled its public drawing to award 56 elk licenses for the 2011 elk hunt for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the agency's Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave.,...

2011-09-07 07:24:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials, in September, will participate in and host four outdoors events promoting wildlife, hunting and trapping. In Crawford County, the 28th annual Pymatuning Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Expo will be held Sept. 16-18 in and around Linesville, Crawford County. A highlight of the two-day event is the selection of the 30th Annual Pennsylvania Waterfowl Management Stamp from entries by many of the...

2011-07-26 09:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early Canada goose and dove hunters will be able to take to the fields of Penn's Woods on Sept. 1, as part of Pennsylvania's 2011-12 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, which will see some shifts due to the way the calendar falls this year. During the first season (Sept. 1 - Oct. 1),...

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2011-07-25 10:50:51

A genetic study of the world's largest sheep species has revealed that the big-horned animals travel extensively across the mountainous borders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and China according to Wildlife Conservation Society researchers with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Using a non-invasive technique that extracts DNA from fecal samples, researchers in WCS's Afghanistan Program found that Marco Polo sheep in the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan are...

2011-07-18 13:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing on Friday, Aug. 5, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2011-12 waterfowl hunting seasons. The briefing will begin at 1 p.m., at Presque Isle State Park, Picnic Shelter # 2, near the Waterworks. In...

2011-07-14 11:16:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2011 /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. 5-7. 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...

2011-06-28 11:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today took the final regulatory step toward allowing an adult mentor to transfer an antlerless deer license to a Mentored Youth Hunting Program participant, and the new opportunity will take effect for the upcoming 2011-12 deer seasons. In April, the Board gave preliminary approval to the regulatory change so it would be in a position to take final action if the enabling legislation was...

2011-06-14 09:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 14, 2011 /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 11 and from nonresidents beginning Monday, July 25. For the 2011-12 license year, antlerless deer license fees are the same as they have been since 1999, except for the 70-cent transaction...