Pennsylvania Game Commission

Attacks and intrigue in Pennsylvania eagle nest drama

(Image courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission)Two bald eagles in York County, Pa., rose to social media fame four years ago after being featured on the state online eagle feed. Liberty and Freedom, as they were named by fans, quickly attracted a devoted following among wildlife lovers, who have watched, transfixed, as the eagle cam turned into a soap opera this…

Rescuers save two eagles, with talons locked, from frigid Pennsylvania river

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Two bald eagles with their talons locked were rescued from a Pennsylvania river. Pennsylvania Game Commission says in a recent Facebook post that a woman and her 11-year-old daughter saw the two mature, males eagles floating along the banks of the Susquehanna River near Bloomsburg and contacted police. Columbia County Game Warden Rick Deiterich says the eagles…

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 opportunity for yet another hungry omnivore. But in modern society, someone has to clean up the biggest road-kill hazards, and…

Auditors taking closer look at Pennsylvania Game Commission

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The agency that oversees hunting in Pennsylvania is getting a closer look from the state auditor general’s office. Democratic Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Tuesday announced his office will be conducting the Game Commission’s first performance audit in nearly a decade. The review includes revenue sources, how the commission is spending money and whether it’s following applicable…

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.

Pennsylvania Game Commission has new wildlife management director

Matthew Schnupp is the new director for the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Management. Schnupp, who for 10 years served as chief wildlife biologist and research liaison for the 825,000-acre King Ranch, in Kingsville, Texas, started in the position Monday, Jan. 29. Schnupp fills a position left vacant when former bureau director Wayne Laroche was appointed the agency’s special assistant for…