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.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is pulling back the ban that prohibited hunters from transporting into Pennsylvania the carcasses of deer, elk and other cervids harvested anywhere in the…..
Mentored youth hunters now may pursue rabbits and mourning doves, in addition to other selected species.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced 85 elk were taken by hunters during the regular one-week elk season that ended Nov. 7.
A sizable black-bear population awaits hunters in the state’s upcoming bear seasons, which during recent years have been some of the best on record for Pennsylvania bear hunting.
With deer becoming increasingly active, and daylight saving time about to put more vehicles on the road during the hours when deer move most.
Pennsylvanians who hunt deer, elk or other cervids out-of-state might be affected by newly updated rules that prohibit the importation of specific high-risk cervid parts into Pennsylvania from…..
Since 2009, Pennsylvania’s bat populations have been decimated by white-nose syndrome, a condition that causes bats to rouse during hibernation, burning the fat reserves they depend on to make…..
With hunting season underway, hunters are reminded a regulation that became effective earlier this year requires all tree stands and portable ground blinds left on lands under the Game Commission.
In 1915, the Pennsylvania Game Commission launched a new initiative, releasing 1,000 ring-necked pheasants in a handful of counties to be pursued by hunters there.
While Pennsylvania has not yet been impacted by the high path avian influenza (HPAI), state officials continue emphasizing the need for vigilance against the deadly poultry disease.
Pheasant hunting in Pennsylvania kicks off Saturday with the weeklong season for junior hunters, followed by the statewide opening day for pheasants Oct. 24.
The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Oct. 8-9 in Florence to adopt 2016 big game hunting regulations and hear an updated Biological Status Review for wolves.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved three energy leases that immediately will add more than $1.6 million to the Game Fund.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved two land acquisitions that will add more than 40 acres to state game lands in Cumberland and Lehigh counties.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said all Pennsylvanians can take pride in the achievement of what the 1.5 million-acre milestone represents.
Hunting season officially is underway, and for those planning to purchase their first hunting license this year, time is of the essence.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking for experienced hunters and trappers who are interested in becoming volunteer instructors for the agency’s basic Hunter-Trapper Education, Successful…..
And then, and only then, will you be able to purchase a resident hunting license that costs less than Pennsylvania’s.
Those looking to gain perspective into Pennsylvania’s wildlife, habitat and hunting heritage will have several opportunities in the coming weeks to take one or more tours being offered by the…..
Each September, thousands of visitors make their way to Pennsylvania’s elk country to experience for themselves the wonder of the bugling season.
Chalk it up as another win for wildlife conservation. With crowds estimated in the tens of thousands, this weekend’s 2015 Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo again demonstrated the extraordinary inte
Application deadlines are fast approaching for waterfowl hunters interested in being selected for the limited number of goose blinds at the controlled hunting areas at the Pennsylvania Game Commission
The Game Commission recently completed a research project to obtain information on contaminant levels in Lake Erie waterfowl.
Avian influenza (AI), commonly known as “bird flu,” is a respiratory disease of birds caused by an influenza type A virus.
Waterfowl hunting – whether hunting from shore or from a boat – are urged to keep safety first and foremost in mind, said Andy Hueser, Pennsylvania Game Commission Hunter-Trapper Education Admin.
Migratory game bird hunters are encouraged to report banded ducks, geese, doves and woodcock they harvest online at www.reportband.gov…
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has made its selections for the 2015-16 migratory game waterfowl seasons and bag limits.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Management has a new director.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) are seeking public input through Sept. 11 on the draft 2015-2025 Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan.
Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing on Friday, Aug. 7, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission…..
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking public input on its draft osprey recovery and management plan, which can be reviewed at the agency’s website.
Keith Harbaugh, director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Northwest Region, today announced a new initiative to honor military veteran hunters with disabilities…
A bald eagle incubating two eggs in a falling snow, unwilling to budge as the nest turned white. As the flakes piled high, the bird was blanketed. Only its head could been seen.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced today that the property known as Union Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will no longer be part of the department’s WMA program.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today thanked interim Wildlife Management Director John Dunn for his more than 30 years of service to the agency.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved the Game Commission’s new strategic plan, which will carry the agency from the start of the 2015 fiscal year, through the end of 2020.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners next will convene at a working group meeting to be held Aug. 10 in Harrisburg.