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2011-01-11 23:03:45

It will come as no surprise to dog owners that their four-legged friends have a flair for sniffing out the excrement of other animals. Now, biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, have trained dogs to detect the scat of other critters for the greater good "“ to conduct more accurate surveys of wildlife."Wildlife detection dogs have been mostly used in airports to detect contraband, including endangered species and wildlife products, but in recent years, interest has grown...

2011-01-03 15:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking public input on a draft bald eagle management plan, which can be reviewed on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on the "Draft Eagle Management Plan" icon under the large photo in the center of the homepage. Public comments on the agency's eagle management plan will be accepted until March 3, via the website or by mail to: Eagle Management Plan, Pennsylvania Game...

2011-01-03 15:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking public input on a draft beaver management plan, which can be reviewed on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on the "Draft Beaver Management Plan" icon under the large photo in the center of the homepage. Public comments on the agency's beaver management plan will be accepted until March 3, via the website or by mail to: Beaver Management Plan, Pennsylvania Game...

2010-12-06 15:16:45

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is excluding significant research findings about human threats to protected species, researchers argue, even when the law governing the agency's actions requires the use of all relevant data in determining whether species need protection from extinction. A group of scientists, led by Jeremy Bruskotter of Ohio State University, argue in the December issue of the journal BioScience that research about societal values should be considered along with biological...

2010-11-24 08:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Want to get more out of your outdoor excursions, or perhaps thinking of pursuing a career in an outdoor field? If so, you may be interested in a new "Wildlife Certificate Program" being offered by the Game Commission and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). Courses being offered include: "Focusing on Snow Geese," by Hal Korber and Tracy Graziano, Game Commission videographers and photographers; "Backyard Habitat Management,"...

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...

2010-11-05 16:32:00

Five things that hunting has been doing, and can do, for you RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tough economic situation in recent years has many people thinking about how to stretch their dollars, put food on the table, let go of stress, and still somehow give to others. Reports on obesity, concerns about food quality and the footprint we are leaving on the planet, has people wondering what to do. An activity that addresses all that and more is hunting. In the...

2010-10-01 07:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state's early firearms antlerless deer seasons - early muzzleloader season, Oct. 16-23, and special firearms season for junior, senior, active duty military and certain disabled hunters, Oct. 21-23 - will soon be here, along with seasons for squirrels and grouse, so there will be plenty of hunting opportunities across the state, according to Carl G. Roe, Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director. Roe noted that these early...

2010-09-23 08:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the holiday gift-giving season coming up, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is pleased to announce that its popular 2011 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...

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...