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2010-01-05 11:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in the second snow goose conservation hunt designed to help stem the growth of continental snow goose populations. Hunters must obtain a free snow goose conservation hunt permit and report cards from the agency to participate in the season, which will be held from Feb. 20 through April 3. To do so, hunters can access the "Snow Goose...

2009-12-31 07:49:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency has posted its new Strategic Plan on its website. To view the document, go to the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and click on "Resources," then select "Reports and Minutes," then choose "2009-2014 Strategic Plan." "This strategic plan will be used to guide the agency and its operations for the next five years," Roe said. "We developed...

2009-12-09 13:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminds hunters and trappers they still have a mixed bag of seasons from which to choose after the statewide firearms deer season concludes on Saturday, Dec. 12. They include seasons for deer, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse, squirrel, cottontail, pheasant, coyote, beaver and other furbearers, crows, doves and waterfowl. The statewide late archery and flintlock muzzleloader deer...

2009-11-18 08:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does the thought of Black Friday shopping crowds make you want to go into hibernation? Do the traffic jams near the malls get unbearable? Dozens of "wild" holiday gifts for that hunter, trapper or wildlife fan on your list are just a click away at "The Outdoor Shop" on the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). All revenues generated from these items support the Game Commission's wildlife management programs....

2009-10-27 12:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the holiday gift-giving season coming up, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is pleased to announce that its popular 2010 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 Outdoor Shop" in the upper right-hand corner of the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), click on "Pennsylvania Game Commission Outdoor Shop" in...

2009-10-19 12:58:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has agreed to become a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) Energy for Wildlife program. As part of the program, AEP and NWTF will work cooperatively to identify, develop and implement programs to enhance the environment and habitat for a number of wildlife species on AEP-owned lands and transmission rights of way. The agreement covers approximately 60,000 acres of AEP-owned...

2009-09-02 11:29:00

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. 20 and Oct. 18. 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...

2009-08-26 11:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania state parks will allow Canada goose hunting when the state's early Canada geese season opens Tuesday, Sept. 1. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources noted many state parks will accommodate hunters during the statewide season, which runs through Friday, Sept. 25, and is designed to reduce local nuisance geese populations. Hunters should contact individual park offices for local starting dates and other...

2009-08-06 17:42:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to an announcement today regarding a National Parks Service program encouraging hunters to voluntarily switch to alternative ammunition, the National Shooting Sports Foundation rejected NPS's categorization of traditional ammunition as a health threat. NSSF is offering to work with the National Park Service to develop measures to educate hunters about steps they can take to prevent scavengers from ingesting lead fragments of...

2009-07-16 11:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today welcomed the Board of Game Commissioners newest member, Ralph A. Martone, of New Castle, Lawrence County, which brings the Board to its full complement of eight members. Martone was nominated by Gov. Edward G. Rendell on June 3, and confirmed by the state Senate on July 15. Martone fills the unexpired term of H. Daniel Hill, III, who resigned earlier this year when he was...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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