While most fun things are off-limits, for the most part, the outdoors is not.
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The coronavirus is impacting outdoor use and will likely impact it more as the pandemic progresses.
The percentage of older bucks in the 2019-20 deer harvest remained amazingly high. About 66 percent of the bucks taken by hunters were at least 2½ years old. The remainder were 1½ years old.
Many not pleased with PGC’s proposal to reinstate statewide concurrent anterless and antlered season.
Flying aircraft low to count elk in Pennsylvania is risky.
Concurrent deer seasons give hunters a choice and increase the odds for success for those with limited time to hunt.
The overall bear harvest increased by a third from 2018 to 2019.
Video of the November attack circulated quickly on social media and generated outrage, along with pressure on investigators to solve the case.
Grouse priority area sitting tool launches.
Game Commission and Fish & Boat Commission boards have been good old boys’ clubs.
Expanded opportunities coming in 2020.
Senate Bill 147 authorizes the Pennsylvania Game Commission to add three Sundays to hunting seasons.
Senate Bill 147 has not been passed in final form yet, and even if it passes the state Senate a second time and is signed into law, it will not take effect until 90 days after passage – not in time for 2019 hunts.
All descendants of the original transplants from the early-1900s, they live in Elk, Cameron, Clinton, Clearfield and Potter counties, although, on occasion some stray from that region, including a bull that ventured into Cambria County in 2010.
Hunters harvesting deer in Lancaster County are encouraged to have them tested for CWD.
SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that an investigation is ongoing involving trash and other items that were dumped on game lands. Several items that were found have names and addresses on them. Fulton County Game Warden Justin Klugh reports that even though there were multiple attempts to let the public know about…
SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf investigated a report of a deer being dragged down the road behind a vehicle with a tow strap in Mercersburg. Please call the Southcentral Region office with any information. Blair County Game Warden Michael College said calls about “abandoned” fawns are on the rise. He would like to…
The season opener is right around the corner.
The state Game Commission wants to end a pastime for tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who live in semi-rural areas because of the belief that it leads to the unnatural congregating of animals and the spread of disease.
NORTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Union County Game Warden Dirk Remensnyder reports giving out multiple warnings for people intentionally feeding bears. Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that mange still is present in black bears in Clinton County. Adhering to the statewide prohibition on feeding black bears helps prevent the spread of mange. Lycoming County Game Warden…
NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Jefferson County Game Warden Andrew D. Troutman reports that, on the first day of the spring turkey season, he encountered an individual who didn’t have ID with him and had failed to report his deer harvests from deer season. He would have been warned for all the infractions if he would not have lied…
Those with an interest in whitetail deer and elk in this state are splitting over how to deal with chronic wasting disease crisis.
Locating remnant populations and saving their habitat has become a national priority initiative, but the emergency has come on so fast there are not enough scientists to tackle the task alone.
Pennsylvania Game Commission asks for public’s help to keep up with burgeoning numbers.
NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Crawford County Game Warden Mark Allegro filed charges against a woman who killed a sub-legal antlered deer during the firearms deer season, but failed to report it. The woman said she was not aware of antler restrictions when she shot the deer, but on the following day, a relative informed her that the deer…
SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports an individual is facing several charges after trapping beavers in a safety zone while on or near a beaver hut. Several local residents reported the incident and, after an investigation, the person responsible was identified and charged. Anyone witnessing a wildlife crime is urged to contact the…