Field officers with a diverse set of duties need a better name than the antiquated and single-focused term “game warden.”
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Giant whitetail harvested in October in Westmoreland County new leader in Typical Archery category.
‘There’s no better way to observe eagle behavior and nature as it really is’ – Eagle Cam back in Pennsylvania for 2018
Game Commission, partners launch livestream at Hanover, Pa., bald-eagle nest; joins Minnesota in providing live footage of the majestic birds.
It’s an effort that will be watched closely because one area is adjacent to the state’s elk range, and the results of CWD tests on culled deer will determine future action.
For the first time in its 122-year history, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will call its law-enforcement officers “state game wardens.” The change takes effect Jan. 1, 2018. “The job titles previously used to describe our field officers – game protector and wildlife conservation officer – didn’t fully identify their unique and diverse responsibilities,” Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans…
Opportunities to hunt small game, deer, waterfowl and furbearers either are available now, or will be soon.
No evidence of human infection from eating properly cooked game.
But removing antler-point restrictions will increase deer harvest, and that will no doubt be controversial.
During the 2015-16 hunting season, hunters reportedly killed more than 38,600 coyotes. That number nearly doubled in a decade.
General adult hunting licenses statewide reportedly have declined by more than 10 percent over the past decade. Perhaps more alarming: General junior licenses have been cut in half during that time, although junior combination licenses – which allow the hunting of deer, turkey and small game – have held steady.
Extensive rain on the season’s opening day led to the harvest decline, Game Commission says.
Hunters harvested 318 bears, raising the three-day total to 1,628 – about a 30-percent decrease compared to 2016. Extensive rain on the season’s opening day blamed for decline.
From a public relations perspective, the commission clearly lost points with its “customers” — the hunters and guides.
According to Game Commission, there’s a good chance the state will see another banner buck harvest.
This event marked the success of a decades-long collaborative project to restore habitat and wild pheasants back to the Keystone State, the Game Commission said.
According to Game Commission biologist, it’s the biggest bear that he knows of that was taken in the archery hunt.
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…