Snow geese coming to Pennsylvania early this year

Call it climate change, a freakish mild winter or little snow cover, but huge flocks of greater snow geese have made their way into Pennsylvania, especially the southeastern portion-much earlier than normal.

Murky waters for Pennsylvania's mallard numbers

Ian Gregg, game management division chief for the Game Commission, said there isn't one single cause that is responsible for the declining mallard population. Contributing factors include habitat changes impacting food reserves, competition from Canada geese on food sources and genetic issues resulting from hybridization with domestic mallards.

Pennsylvania's 2017-18 migratory bird seasons finalized

Waterfowl hunters will notice some changes this year, including more restrictive September Canada goose seasons in northwestern Pennsylvania, modifications to daily bag limits for some duck species, and later dates for some youth waterfowl hunting days.

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