General adult hunting licenses statewide reportedly have declined by more than 10 percent over the past decade. Perhaps more alarming: General junior licenses have been cut in half during that time, although junior combination licenses – which allow the hunting of deer, turkey and small game – have held steady.
Extensive rain on the season’s opening day led to the harvest decline, Game Commission says.
Hunters harvested 318 bears, raising the three-day total to 1,628 – about a 30-percent decrease compared to 2016. Extensive rain on the season’s opening day blamed for decline.
From a public relations perspective, the commission clearly lost points with its “customers” — the hunters and guides.
According to Game Commission, there's a good chance the state will see another banner buck harvest.
This event marked the success of a decades-long collaborative project to restore habitat and wild pheasants back to the Keystone State, the Game Commission said.
According to Game Commission biologist, it's the biggest bear that he knows of that was taken in the archery hunt.
Game Commission says the state is poised for one of the better harvests ever, and state bear biologist said he believes there are some 800-plus-pounders out there.
Although semi-automatic rifles legalized for hunting, Pennsylvania gun sellers see no spike in sales
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Officials and gun sellers in Pennsylvania say they've seen no significant spike in the sale of semi-automatic rifles and air rifles after their use was legalized for hunting some animals, but not larger game. Bruce Piendl, owner of Allegheny…
More than 100 elk taken for a success rate of 89 percent, with numerous trophy elk harvested.