Through Friday, Dec. 18, the Game Commission is accepting photos of bucks taken during the 2016 firearms and archery deer seasons.
Governor Wolf has signed a reform bill to allow hunting with semi-automatic rifles and with air guns in Pennsylvania. Semi-auto shot guns were already legal…
In many parts of Pennsylvania, black bears may be hunted and harvested by properly licensed hunters during all or a portion of the firearms deer season.
As the statewide deer season approaches, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reminds deer hunters that rifles used during the season must be manually operated.
The first day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season resulted in a harvest of 1,297 black bears, according to preliminary totals.
When they sit down at the dinner table on Thursday, Pennsylvania’s hunters will have plenty for which to be thankful for donated deer, venison.
Archery and other early bear season harvest data is not available at this time. Bears have been harvested in 53 counties during the statewide season so far.
Did you see it sneaking along at the edge of the field, before the corn came down? Or did you see him only on the screen of your neighbor’s smartphone?
Pennsylvania’s black-bear population has jumped from about 18,000 to about 20,000 bears. And the red-oak acorn crop statewide is one for the ages.
Nearly 78 percent of hunters in PA’s 2016 elk hunt have taken home a trophy. The PGC announced 97 elk were taken during the regular one-week elk season.
Pennsylvania’s annual elk hunt begins Monday, and the check station where successful hunters take their elk has been moved from its previous location.
The leaves might be greener than usual for this time of year, but it’s mid-October nonetheless. And in Pennsylvania, it’s prime time for hunting.
The Keystone Elk Country Alliance’s (KECA) 2016 Elk Tag Raffle winner selected at a public drawing held at the 2016 Elk Expo on August 21 was Steve Unis from Ulster, PA.
A memorable season in which more birds will be released statewide awaits Pennsylvania’s pheasant hunters.
Killed unlawfully in a 2014 poaching spree, one of the largest bull elk in Pennsylvania history is making its way back to the state’s elk range as part of a traveling display of exceptional elk.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is burning its way toward 10,000 acres of better wildlife habitat.
The five finalists among August submissions to the Big-Buck Trail Cam Contest are on display at the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Facebook page.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s autumn driving tours, which provide a scenic glimpse of all that state game lands have to offer, have been canceled this year due to financial constraints.
Each September, thousands of visitors make their way to Pennsylvania’s elk country to experience for themselves the wonder of the bugling season.
Females continue to join the Pennsylvania’s hunter ranks in record numbers, with 96,555 females buying licenses or permits in 2015-16.
Under Pennsylvania law, it generally is unlawful to hunt around any area where artificial or natural bait are used or have been used within the past 30 days.
Seeing more elk in Pennsylvania is as easy as A-B-C – Autumn, Bugles and Crowds…..
It’s too late to enter Saturday’s drawing for one of the 124 Pennsylvania elk licenses to be issued by lottery this year. But even for those who missed the deadline, there’s still one last chance…..
Richard Cramer, who has spent many of his 25 years with the Game Commission working within the Northwest Region, has been named director of the region office.
As we close in on a new slate of deer seasons, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is holding a big-buck photo contest to showcase some of the huge whitetails.
The 2015 statewide turkey population was approximately 216,000, which is slightly above the previous five-year average of 205,000 birds.
Twelve-year-old Jon Kreiser, of Palmyra, would be getting his first hunting license in the coming season, so he enrolled in a Hunter-Trapper Education course to be held at the Izaak Walton…..
State Game Lands 97 could grow by nearly 104 acres in Monroe Township, Bedford County through a negotiated agreement intended to resolve a long-standing legal dispute.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved an agreement that will enable Mountaineer Mining Corp., of Berlin, Pa., to mine and remove an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 combined tons…..
Two state game lands tracts will grow by about 120 acres each through an agreement with the Transcontintal Gas Pipe Line Co. (TRANSCO).
State Game Lands 33 will grow by more than 171 acres thanks to a land donation by the Woodduck Chapter of Trout Unlimited, approved today by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.
Antlerless deer licenses are days away from going on sale, remember to follow application instructions and pay attention to key upcoming dates.
Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists are seeking assistance from residents this summer in the Appalachian Bat Count, a statewide monitoring effort to collect bat maternity colony data.
Pennsylvania turkey hunters will be permitted to hunt from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset until the end of the spring season, Tuesday, May 31.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission during 2015 found 12 additional white-tailed deer infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD) – all in Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), located in southcentral…..
The Pennsylvania Game Commission today offered testimony to legislators on two issues important to the state’s hunters and trappers.
After many months of extensive treatment and rehabilitation, the bird is ready to be released…
There were 23 hunting-related shooting incidents statewide during 2015, according to a newly released report from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will spray for gypsy moths on more than 32,000 acres of state game lands this spring, the largest spraying effort to protect wildlife habitat since 2008.
With Pennsylvania’s spring gobbler season about to kick off, the state’s turkeys are benefiting –now and in the future – from habitat work performed in partnership with National Wild Turkey…..