The overall deer harvest was also up 10 percent, to nearly 370,000, with bowhunters accounting for about a third of the harvest.
Compares CWD to the chestnut blight.
Special rules now apply in parts of Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks counties.
In response to the Lancaster County deer, which was the first CWD-positive test result in Lancaster County, the Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to announce a new Disease Management Area that will be established on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. at the agency’s headquarters.
PITTSBURGH — Sometimes smell is the first sense suggesting what's just up the road, and it's never a pretty sight. Most road-killed animals are still disposed of the old-fashioned way – something eats them, occasionally becoming the next meal of…
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.
The blogger and a hunting buddy carried out a final hunt for deer last Saturday and filled a tag.
Final CWD test results from the 2017-18 deer seasons will be released when available.
First it’s too cold, now it's rainy and warm, and hunting suffers either way, especially flintlock for deer.
Giant whitetail harvested in October in Westmoreland County new leader in Typical Archery category.
It’s an effort that will be watched closely because one area is adjacent to the state’s elk range, and the results of CWD tests on culled deer will determine future action.
Opportunities to hunt small game, deer, waterfowl and furbearers either are available now, or will be soon.
Be prepared to counter anti-hunting comments on social media. The future of hunting depends on it.
Although it only takes a day or two until results – and opinions – start rolling in from hunters who were out at the start of Pennsylvania’s rifle season for deer, I like to wait until the season ends before…
Collaborative venison donation program helps feed hungry families in the state.
But removing antler-point restrictions will increase deer harvest, and that will no doubt be controversial.
In this holiday season, hunters and anglers should give thanks.
Blogger's archery hunting closed with melancholy thoughts.
According to Game Commission, there's a good chance the state will see another banner buck harvest.
The majority of deer urine comes from does, the female deer, but there are variations. The most valuable is from does in estrus, because they produce more estrogen and draw in bucks ready to mate.
Deer, wood ducks, pheasants and more in Pennsylvania.
Stopping the spread of CWD is important to everyone who enjoys the outdoors, and helping the Game Commission and any other state agencies involved with this task should be a priority for all of us.
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