Board of Game Commissioners to meet on September 28 and 29, 2015.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its fourth quarterly meeting of 2015 in the Northcentral region of the state at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in DuBois. The agenda will be available approximately two weeks before the meeting. 

Tentative Schedule:

On Monday, September 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Board will hear public comments followed by Game Commission staff reports. Registration will begin at approximately 7:45 for those interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes. PowerPoint presentations will not be permitted during public comment.

On Tuesday, September 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Board will take up its prepared agenda. 

Additional quarterly meetings will be announced at this meeting.

Other Special Events                                                          

August 7 30th Annual Waterfowl Briefing, Franklin
Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Northwest Pennsylvania Duck Hunters Association, on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed federal frameworks for the 2015-16 waterfowl hunting seasons. The briefing will begin at 1 p.m., at the Game Commission’s Northwest Region office, 1509 Pittsburgh Road, Franklin.
August 7, 8 & 9 30th Annual Wildlife Art Show, Kleinfeltersville
The 30th Annual Wildlife Art Show will showcase the works of 30 of Pennsylvania's finest widlife artists. Enjoy some beautiful wildlife art and meet the artists who create it. Fri. Aug. 7, 1-6pm; Sat. Aug. 8 9am-6pm; Sun. Aug. 9 10am-5pm. For directions visit our Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area webpage or phone 717-733-1512.
August 10 Board of Commissioners Working Group Meeting, Harrisburg
The Board of Game Commissioners will meet with staff members at the agency's headquarters located at 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg PA 17110.
August 13 Boreal Conifer Forest Bird Challenges and Opportunities, Kleinfeltersville
Spend a few hours with Game Commission bird biologist, Doug Gross. The timber era (late 1800s-early 1900s) destroyed most of the state's spruce forests, although there has been a partial recovery. These forests support the most southernly extent of the yellow-bellied flycatcher and blackpoll warbler (both endangered in Pennsylvania) breeding populations. Other state species of conservation concern in this habitat guild include the Swainson's thrush, northern waterthrush, white-throated sparrow, red crossbill, and formerly the olive-sided flycatcher. Natural conifer regeneration shows potential despite many obstacles. Learn how a combination of protection and silviculture practices are planned for improved management of this threatened ecosystem; 7:30pm. For directions visit our Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area webpage or phone 717-733-1512.
September 3 White Nose Syndrome, Kleinfeltersville
First documented in New York during the winter of 2006-07, White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) is believed to have surfaced in Pennsylvania in 2008 and began killing cave bats in 2009. WNS refers to a white fungus on the muzzles and wing membranes of affected bats. Because this fungus is a cold-loving fungus, it is a condition that only affects bats while they hibernate. Therefore, it is not harmful to humans and does not grow on bats during summer months. This fungus has been confirmed to be the causative agent of the disease, although the specific mechanism of how it causes mortality is not fully understood. This program will discuss the most current research on WNS and its current status within Pennsylvania. Dan Mummert, Pennsylvania Game Commission; 7:30pm. For directions visit our Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area webpage or phone 717-733-1512.
September 12 Wildlife Habitat Workshop, Aristes
Game Commission biologists will present in conjunction with Pheasants Forever biologists, teaching you how to improve wildlife habitat on your fields and forests. Call 570-672-9878 to register by September 4; $10 fee includes lunch.
September 19 & 20 Middle Creek Wildfowl Show, Kleinfeltersville
The 29th annual Middle Creek Wildfowl Show will feature hand-carved waterfowl decoys, other wildfowl art and much more. Decoy carvers will enter their creations into gunning decoy, decorative decoy and shorebird decoy competitions. Retriever demonstrations will also be featured. General proceeds from the show will benefit the Wildlands Preservation Fund for the preservation of open space. 9am - 5pm both days. Retriver Demonstrations: Sat. 10am and noon; Sun. 11am and 1pm. For directions visit our Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area webpage or phone 717-733-1512.
September 27 National Hunting and Fishing Day, Kleinfeltersville
Hunters and anglers have always been at the forefront of the conservation movement. National Hunting and Fishing Day is designed to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of sportsmen towards conservation. It also is designed to introduce others to the joys of outdoor pursuits. Many sportsmen's organizations will be represented along with other conservation groups. There will be ongoing exhibits, programs and activities throughout the day. If you appreciate and enjoy Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, come out and thank the sportsmen; for without them, places like this would not exist. 11am - 5pm. For directions visit our Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area webpage or phone 717-733-1512.

Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110-9797