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…
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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.
In Pennsylvania, semiautomatic rifles, air guns could find their way into Special Regulations Areas after all
Hunters within Special Regulations Areas must follow different guidelines than in other parts of the state, and are limited to using manually operated rimfire rifles, shotguns, muzzleloading long guns and archery equipment.
If the measure is adopted, hunters would be able to use electronic decoys in hunting waterfowl; electronically heated scent or lure dispensers; and electronic devices that distribute ozone gas for scent-control purposes.
Low number of hunting-related shooting incidents, no fatalities in 2016.
Disease Management Area 2 will be expanded significantly eastward, increasing its area from 2,846 square miles to 4,095 square miles, and within DMA 2, two new Deer Management Assistance Program units have been created to focus hunter effort in areas where multiple CWD-positive deer have been found.
Pheasant permit, pocket guide among changes in store for coming license year.
They’ve teamed to restore thousands of acres of idle, difficult-to-manage habitat for ruffed grouse and woodcock in state forests.
Chronic wasting disease sampling in 2016 turns up 25 positive cases, all in the area of DMA 2 — the only area of the state where CWD has been detected in the wild.
Game Commission to spray more than 23,000 acres identified as having the greatest need for treatment.
National Wild Turkey Federation honors Jerry A. Bish, Daniel Murray.
And in southern Indiana, owl cam is giving viewers a closer look at a brood of rare barn owl hatchlings there.
Waterfowl hunters will notice some changes this year, including more restrictive September Canada goose seasons in northwestern Pennsylvania, modifications to daily bag limits for some duck species, and later dates for some youth waterfowl hunting days.
A light turkey harvest last fall and a mild winter have set the stage for what could be a fast-starting spring wild turkey hunting season.