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2009-06-23 14:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has posted the 2009 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) reports, including their recommendations for deer population changes, on the agency's website. Five CACs were conducted in 2009 in Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 1A, 2E, 3A, 4A and 5B. To view the reports, visit the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), click on "White-Tailed Deer" icon in the center of the homepage, select "Citizen Advisory...

2009-05-27 07:39:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Pennsylvania's junior pheasant hunt seems like a long way off, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe noted that now is the time for hunting clubs to make plans to host an organized junior pheasant hunt. "The future of hunting is directly related to the continuing participation of young Pennsylvanians," Roe noted. "The goal is to successfully compete with all the other activities and recreational opportunities that...

2009-04-21 13:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to a regulatory change that establishes replacement costs that may be assessed on those convicted of illegally killing certain wildlife in Pennsylvania. Under the new regulation, a judge will be able to assess anyone convicted of illegally killing the following wildlife a replacement cost of: $5,000 for any endangered or threatened species; $1,500 for an elk or bear; $800 for a...

2009-02-12 14:50:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following calls from anti-hunting groups to expand California's ban on traditional ammunition statewide, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) - the trade association for the firearms, ammunition and hunting industry - urged hunters to contact the Fish and Game Commission, the Department of Fish and Game, the...

2009-02-05 10:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the 2008-09 deer seasons closed, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe is reminding hunters who harvested an antlered or antlerless deer to submit their postage-paid harvest report card that they received when they purchased their license. For those who may have lost their harvest report cards, replacement report cards can be found on page 33 of the 2008-09 Hunting & Trapping Digest, that they received when...

2009-01-27 16:07:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2009-10, including a new hunting hour table for the new license year. The public may offer comments on all proposed 2009-10 seasons and bag limits, as well as other Board actions, between now and the Board's next meeting, April 20-21, at which time the Board will finalize seasons and bag limits for 2009-10....

2009-01-27 15:25:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Game Commissioners today elected new officers during its annual reorganization for 2009. Game Commissioner Gregory J. Isabella, of Philadelphia, was elected president. First appointed to a full eight-year term on the Board in 2003, Isabella was elected vice-president in 2008. He also was elected to serve as board secretary in 2006, and re-elected to this post in 2007. Game Commissioner James "Jay" Delaney Jr., of...

2009-01-16 13:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in a 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 March 11 through April 1. To do so, hunters can access the "Snow Goose Conservation Hunt"...

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...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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