According to Game Commission biologist, it’s the biggest bear that he knows of that was taken in the archery hunt.
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Game Commission says the state is poised for one of the better harvests ever, and state bear biologist said he believes there are some 800-plus-pounders out there.
Although semi-automatic rifles legalized for hunting, Pennsylvania gun sellers see no spike in sales
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Officials and gun sellers in Pennsylvania say they’ve seen no significant spike in the sale of semi-automatic rifles and air rifles after their use was legalized for hunting some animals, but not larger game. Bruce Piendl, owner of Allegheny Arms and Gun Works in Bethel Park, tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that gun buyers seem confused by the move. He…
So far, hunters’ outlay of $25 for a pheasant stamp to hunt ringnecks has had minimal return.
More than 100 elk taken for a success rate of 89 percent, with numerous trophy elk harvested.
Stopping the spread of CWD is important to everyone who enjoys the outdoors, and helping the Game Commission and any other state agencies involved with this task should be a priority for all of us.
While season lengths in most WMUs remain unchanged from last year, the first season segment has been shortened from three weeks to two in WMU 4E, and from two weeks to one in WMUs 4A and 4B – to help those populations rebound from declining trends.
Rusty Stephen Garlock, 25, of Three Springs, Pa., was sentenced recently in Huntingdon County court after pleading to charges stemming from an assault on Wildlife Conservation Officer Richard Macklem II as he attempted to stop Garlock’s vehicle during a poaching incident in 2016, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said in a news release Wednesday, Oct. 18. Huntingdon County President Judge George…
Game Commission: Hunters can help keep eagles safe by burying entrails of harvested game.
Thirty elk were fitted with radio collars to study their movements and understand how the disease may spread.MISSOULA, Mont. – An additional 766 acres of Pennsylvania elk habitat is now permanently protected and opened to public access following efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and a donor, the RMEF said in a release. Located in…
Even though pheasant production has been trimmed, hunters heading afield this fall might not notice much difference in the number of pheasants they flush. The Game Commission still plans to release about 170,000 pheasants, a modest reduction from the goal of 200,000 pheasants in recent years. And nearly all of those birds are being released on public lands, which have…
Provisions vary from those implemented elsewhere statewide.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania hunters got permission this week to use four types of electronic devices as they pursue their quarry. The state Game Commission voted earlier this week to approve the use of electronic decoys for hunting waterfowl and doves, electronic scent dispensers and electronic ozone gas dispensers. Pennsylvania generally prohibits electronic hunting devices, but the latest decision means that 10 types of…
Hunters encouraged to use any of 26 collection bins placed within Disease Management Areas.
(Pennsylvania Game Commission)The Pennsylvania Game Commission has appointed new directors of the Southwest Region Office in Bolivar and the North-central Region Office in Jersey Shore. Thomas Fazi, of Ligonier, was named director of the Southwest Region Office on Aug. 12, while David Mitchell, of Saylorsburg, was named director of the Northcentral Region Office on July 29. Fazi, who has worked…
A blogger examines death, destruction and rejuvenation of state game lands in Pennsylvania.
The 8- by 9-point bull has been submitted for disease testing, and results are pending.
Mid-August is an exciting time in Elk Country – elk viewing and the elk rut are just around the corner. And to kick it all off, the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau and the Keystone Elk Country Alliance again will host a celebration of “everything elk” Aug. 19-20 during the annual Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo, held on the grounds…
Chronic wasting disease spreads and the situation worsens. It is time for more action from the Game Commission.
The survey for the first time will include a mobile app to report findings.
Youth hunt represents the first time since the WPRA program’s startup that wild pheasants will be able to be hunted in the recovery areas.
The two deer had ear tags, are likely captive-herd escapees.
Wayne Laroche will lead Pennsylvania Game Commission in advancing chronic wasting disease campaign.
Absent as a breeding bird in Pennsylvania since the mid-1950s, two pairs of federally endangered piping plovers returned this year to nest in Gull Point Natural Area at Presque Isle State Park in Erie County.
Chronic wasting disease has spread to free-ranging buck in an area of the state where it previously had been detected only in captive deer.
No more excuses for withholding license increases for Pennsylvania’s Fish & Boat and Game commissions.