Expensive research project would be public relations problem and would not benefit deer herd.
Pennsylvania – Jeff Mulhollem
Game Commission officials admit they’re not sure whether breeding populations of feral swine exist
Actions taken in other states have relevance to Pennsylvania sportsmen.
New research reveals that tree growth speeds up with old age
USGS study shows that while stocked brown trout can interfere with wild brookies, real threat is habitat degradation.
5X5 was a year or maybe two away from being a truly regal animal
Endangered 2-foot-long salamander was once common in Pennsylvania, much of the East, but no more.
Penn State scientist wants to study question
Trip out West reveals antelope, elk, bison, sheep and moose
Seeing the disease up close is an eye-opening experience
Our most common reptile is not harmless, not dangerous, either
Malady seems less severe than Lyme disease and has not shown up yet in Pa.
Did these things happen back in ‘the good old days’?
Will the disease noticeably thin the Pennsylvania herd over time?
Pennsylvania Audubon chapter scolds national parent organization for firing Ted Williams
Deadly disease of deer, elk persists because of long incubation period
However, new reports don’t put the state near the top in any category
The irony of the news about those programs coming out of Harrisburg this winter is inescapable
Every now and then a guy has a less-than-manly moment, and if he is lucky, nobody is around to see it. I had one of those brief unfortunate episodes on a Florida fishing pier the other day. In retrospect, perhaps I should have been prepared, the way the morning started. We were a long way out on the Bay Pier,…
A spirited debate about climate change has been going on in the pages of Pennsylvania Outdoor News in recent months. Readers have noticed that hatches of aquatic insects occur earlier in the spring than they used to, wild flowers bloom earlier and ice comes later — if at all — to Keystone State Lakes. The ice-fishing season, where it exists, …
I know that it’s a long way from Pennsylvania to Great Britain – 3,917 miles from Pittsburgh to London to be precise – but this brief story from a newspaper in England caught my eye recently. Almost hate to mention it for fear of giving an idea to the wackos here. Under the headline, “Shooting Times and The Field to…
Now that chronic wasting disease has been found in a captive Pennsylvania deer, and more than a dozen deer farms in the state have been quarantined, you probably have an opinion about how the disease spreads. As you listen to state officials and biologists, such as Kip Adams, the Quality Deer Management Association's director of education and outreach, blame deer…
The Pennsylvania Game Commission owes a lot to its force of deputy conservation officers. At its recent quarterly meeting in Franklin, Pa., the agency approved a measure to reimbuse their expenses at a slightly higher rate. The board of commissioners voted unanimously to increase the per diem paid (to cover daily expenses incurred while on duty in a 24-hour period)…
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is still trying to decide on a policy to control feral swine in the state. The wild pigs are considered to be among the most destructive of invasive species. When they escape from fences intended to control them for pay hunts — and they apparently regularly do — the animals can inflict serious damage to habitat…
Over the years, I have heard many complaints about Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officers being overzealous, unfair and too tough. But a report given by the agency's law-enforcement chief at the commissioners' recent work session in Harrisburg painted a different picture. Richard Palmer, director of the commission's Bureau of Wildlife Protection, told commissioners that 2012 is turning out to…
I am always amazed at the interconnectedness of nature. One recently revealed example: it seems the explosive growth in the black-legged tick population and the burgeoning epidemic of Lyme disease is caused by a complex and fascinating series of ecological reactions involving the Eastern coyote. You can read about the most recent research on the subject, which was published in…