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Pennsylvania Game Commission Reports

Pennsylvania Game Commission joins forces to repopulate Allegheny woodrats in the wild

The Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Maryland Zoo and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Wildlife Futures Program are members of the Allegheny Woodrat Working Group that have teamed up to start a Woodrat Captive Breeding Program to rebuild struggling populations of Allegheny woodrats.

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Length of Canada geese season reduced by Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania’s 2024-25 migratory game bird seasons have been set.
Annual migratory game bird seasons are selected by states from frameworks established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Game Commission selections were made after reviewing last year’s hunter harvests, population survey data and public input. There is one significant change to Pennsylvania waterfowl seasons this year, according to Amanda Hoyt, Game Commission waterfowl biologist.

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Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission addresses hooking mortality for struggling striped bass

As concerns about low striped bass numbers continue, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission on May 1 took additional steps to address the number of striped bass dying after being caught and released, as well as unsustainable commercial fishing rates.
The Atlantic commission’s Striped Bass Management Board voted to establish a workgroup to explore options to reduce the significant number of striped bass that die after being caught and released.

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Pennsylvania Game Commission will be spraying 46 game lands to control gypsy moths

In an effort to protect wildlife habitat, the Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to spray over 123,000 acres of state game lands this spring to control a non-native invasive insect, the gypsy moth.
Spraying is planned on 46 state game lands – 123,276 acres in all – and will begin as soon as leaf-out occurs and spongy moth egg masses hatch, likely in late April and May.

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Stephen Smith appointed as Pennsylvania Game Commission’s executive director after Bryan Burhans resigns

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has a new executive director.
Stephen Smith, who has served as deputy executive director since February, was appointed to his new role April 29 by the Board of Game Commissioners, which convened in executive session.
Smith replaces Bryan Burhans, who served as the agency’s executive director since 2017. Burhans resigned his position on April 29, and his resignation was accepted by the board in executive session.

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Doe tags guaranteed to most Pennsylvania hunters

When Pennsylvania’s 2024-25 antlerless deer licenses go on sale alongside general hunting licenses in late June, far fewer people will be waiting in line.
And for most hunters, there won’t be a need.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has modified the antlerless deer license sales schedule, and additionally is guaranteeing most resident hunters will get an antlerless license in the wildlife management unit of their choice, as long as they do so before sales to nonresidents begin.

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Pennsylvania hunters shoot an estimated 430,010 deer during 2023-24 season

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reported results from the 2023-24 deer seasons, which ended in January.
Hunters harvested an estimated 430,010 white-tailed deer. The statewide buck harvest was estimated at 171,600, while the antlerless harvest was estimated at 258,410. The overall harvest is 2% greater than that from 2022-23, which was estimated at 422,960. It’s 4% higher than the total harvest seen as a three- year average.

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