Whitetail Deer

Study: Deer populations stable or increasing in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s latest fawn survival study shows near identical fawn survival rates over the last two decades and corroborates the relatively stable fawn-to-doe ratios collected from annual deer harvests. Consequently, Pennsylvania’s predator impacts do not appear to be changing.

CWD scare hits closer to home

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.

Seeing more road kills in Pennsylvania? It might mean nothing

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…

Semiautomatic shotguns considered for deer, bear, elk in Pennsylvania

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.

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