Hunters harvested 3,438 bears in the 2017 seasons, with the archery harvest of 493 bears and the extended season harvest of 1,083 bears setting records for those seasons. Overall, 48 weighed 500 pounds or more, including 14 600 pounds or more and two 700 pounds or more.
The overall deer harvest was also up 10 percent, to nearly 370,000, with bowhunters accounting for about a third of the harvest.
YORK, Pa. — In the 1990s, John Wolfe lost the right to carry a gun. But Wolfe bought hunting licenses for many years without running into a problem. Wolfe used a shotgun that he bought when he was about 18…
In making the announcement, Zinke, presents a ceremonial check to the Wisconsin DNR for nearly $35 million while visiting the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area.
Special rules now apply in parts of Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks counties.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The agency that oversees hunting in Pennsylvania is getting a closer look from the state auditor general's office. Democratic Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Tuesday announced his office will be conducting the Game Commission's first performance audit…
Survey responses showed there was support for using semi-automatic guns for furbearers and groundhogs, but not for big game.
Modifications would include implementing a new four-day extended black bear firearms season in WMUs 4A and 5A and increasing from four days to six days the length of the extended black bear firearms season in WMU 3A.
The Game Commission historically has permitted the use of semiautomatic shotguns for deer and bear seasons within its special regulations areas near Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The preliminarily approved proposal would extend this authorization to the remainder of the Commonwealth, as well as permit semiautomatic shotguns using single-projectile ammunition for elk hunting.