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

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. Download a .pdf brochure for more details. 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.

2015 Elk Viewing Area Program Schedule

Program Schedule

  • Here you will find a list of educational opportunities within the heart of Pennsylvania's elk range. Please contact the Northcentral Region Office for more information: 570-398-4744 or pgc-ncregion@pa.gov.
  • Trail hikes at Woodring Farm are guided by Game Commission staff members. Participants will learn about elk and how the Game Commission manages for elk and other wildlife. The trail is a moderate, 3/4-mile walk.

Viewing Areas

  • Winslow Hill: Travel north on Winslow Hill Road from SR 555 in Benezette (near Benezette Store). Past the Elk Country Visitors Center to the top of the hill. The Winslow Hill Viewing area is on the left off of Dewey Road. N 41 20' 30", W 78 22' 09"
  • Woodring Farm: Travel north on Winslow Hill Road from SR 555 in Benezette (near Benezette Store). Past the Elk Country Visitors Center to the top of the hill. Go past the Winslow Hill Viewing Area about a half of a mile. The Woodring Farm will be on your left. N 41 20' 33", W 78 21' 38"
  • Dents Run: Travel north on Winslow Hill Road from SR 555 in Benezette (near Benezette Store). Past the Elk Country Visitors Center to the top of the hill. Go past the Winslow Hill Viewing Area about one and a half miles and the Dents Run Viewing Area will be on your left. N 41 20' 45", W 78 20' 49"

Friday September 4
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
7:00 PM: Elk Video (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Saturday September 5
3:00 PM: PA Elk, Jeremy Banfield, PGC Biologist (Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
7:00 PM: PGC Movie, Children's Story w/pelts (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Sunday September 6
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
7:00 PM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)

Friday September 11
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
7:00 PM: Race to Save the PA Bats (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Saturday September 12
3:00 PM: PA Bats, Mario Giazzon, PGC Biologist, (Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
7:00 PM: PGC Bat Sounds (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Sunday September 13
9:00 AM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
11:00 AM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)

Friday September 18
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
7:00 PM: Black Bear Program (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Saturday September 19
3:00 PM: PA Black Bears, Mark Ternent, PGC Biologist (Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
7:00 PM: PGC Movie, Wildlife Sign Program (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Friday September 25
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
7:00 PM: PA Bald Eagle Movie, Raptor Program (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Saturday September 26
3:00 PM: Wildlife Photography, Tony Ross, PGC Biologist (Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM: Celebrate Hunting/Conservation (Dents Run Viewing Area)
7:00 PM: PGC Movie (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Sunday September 27
9:00 AM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
11:00 AM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)

Friday October 2
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
7:00 PM: Wild Turday Program (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Saturday October 3
3:00 PM: Pennsylvania Coyotes, Tom Hardisky, PGC Biologist (Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
7:00 PM: PGC Movie, Sounds of the Night Program (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Sunday October 4
9:00 AM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
11:00 AM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)

Friday October 9
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
7:00 PM: White-tailed Deer Program (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Saturday October 10
3:00 PM: Pennsylvania White-tails, Bret Wallingford, PGC Biologist (Dents Run Viewing Area)
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)
7:00 PM: Bald Eagle Movie, Raptor Program (Dents Run Viewing Area)

Sunday October 11
9:00 AM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
11:00 AM: Trail Hike (Woodring Farm)
4:00 PM till Dark: Visit with the Game Commission (Winslow Hill & Dents Run Viewing Area)








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