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…..
Excitement is starting to build in Pennsylvania’s hunting community for the start of spring-gobbler seasons.
The state’s Special Elk Conservation Tag – a license created by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and auctioned off by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to benefit wildlife – commanded a…..
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is scheduled to meet April 4 and 5 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters.
Everyone loves a good bear story, and at Kahr, we feel like these bears add so much interest to this beautiful piece of property where we go to work every day..
Legislation that would enable the Pennsylvania Game Commission to set fees for hunting and furtaker licenses today was moved forward in the state Senate.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission today reported results from the 2015-16 deer seasons, which closed in January.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is finalizing a study to assess harvest rates of ring-necked pheasants raised on game farms, then released to provide hunting opportunities in Pennsylvania.
Legislation that would authorize Pennsylvania’s first hunting-license fee increase in more than 17 years – critical funding for the state’s wildlife and the future of hunting and trapping…..
A new initiative unveiled in Washington, D.C., Wednesday would dedicate $1.3 billion in funding to help states address the needs for thousands of species in trouble across America.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission once again is helping students learn about the vital role trees play in the environment.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough today presented the agency’s annual report to the General Assembly, and delivered testimony before the House Game and Fisheries…..
Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing on Friday, March 18, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the…..
The agreement involves the lease of the Game Commission’s oil and gas rights under 5,870 acres of State Game Lands 12 and 36 in Overton and Elkland townships in Bradford and Sullivan counties.
It was a large harvest, and a heavy one. Pennsylvania hunters harvested a total of 3,748 bears in 2015, the third-highest tally in state history, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported today.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to fall turkey seasons for 2016 and spring gobbler dates for 2017.
The Board of Game Commissioners adopted a slate of deer seasons for 2016-17.
An abandoned coal mine that has been seeping harmful acid drainage into waterways on and downstream of state game lands is being cleaned up with a grant from the state Department of…..
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2016-17 license year.
At last week’s meeting, Game Commission staff, Southeast Region Director Bruce Metz and the Board of Game Commissioners also presented an award recognizing life-saving action a Game Commission…..
In poaching cases, Pennsylvania law provides judges with the authority to levy an additional $500 penalty if the case originated from a tip.
A mount of the bull known as the “Historic Pennsylvania Poaching Bull” is part of an all-new lineup in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Great Elk Tour, which will be in Harrisburg…..
As part of its Core Values & Beliefs program, the Williams Company recently donated $2,400 to the Pennsylvania Game Commission to be used for camera-aided enforcement to protect bat caves from…..
Sportsmen’s organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized hunting opportunities by raising day‑old pheasant chicks.
PA Game Commission WCO and dog handler Larry Hergenroeder joins us this week and provides an “inside look” of the PGC’s Special Operations K-9 unit.
When hunting hours close Saturday, hunters within Butler County no longer will be permitted to take feral swine.
This week we our guest is Pennsylvania Game Commission press Secretary Travis Lau to discuss the PGC request for an increase in license fees.
Those of us who rely on public tracts for hunting and other recreation generally cherish that land we use.
While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard…..
A huge opportunity is “nocking” for Pennsylvania’s student archers. The 2016 National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament is set to be held March 11 in State College.
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society’s 116th Annual Christmas…..
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be increasing efforts to sample white-tailed deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the upcoming general firearms deer season.
Hunters during the second day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season harvested 523 bears, including a second bear in excess of 700 pounds.
Archery and other early bear season harvest data still is being entered into the Game Commission’s database, and is not available at this time.
Thanks in part to Game Commission’s gift, donating a deer costs hunters nothing this year..
Whether you pack a sandwich and stay all day, or head back in for a hot lunch and to warm up.
Check out the 2015 edition of the Pennsylvania Big Game Records book, which is now on sale.
Scouting for deer is all about looking for sign. And this year, hunters also can look for signs – green-and-yellow paper placards reading “Deer Hunter Focus Area” – and follow them to some of…
It’s just before dark and you see an elusive mammal. If you are lucky, you snap a good picture before it takes off.