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Board of Game Commissioners to meet on April 4 and 5, 2016.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its second quarterly meeting of 2016, April 4 and 5, in the agency's Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. Final 2016-17 seasons and bag limits will be adopted during this meeting. A link to a live stream of the meeting will be available on the agency home page following public comments. Agenda.


Tentative Schedule:

On Monday, April 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Board will hear any public comments followed by Game Commission staff reports. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – on a first-come, first-to-speak basis. PowerPoint presentations will not be permitted during public comment.

On Tuesday, April 5, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Board will take up its prepared agenda to adopt hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2016-17 among other things. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

2016 Board meetings also are scheduled for: April 4 and 5, July 11 and 12, and Sept. 19 and 20.


Other Special Events

June 13 WILD About Bears Teacher Workshop, Hawk Mountain, Kempton; 9a-3p
In partnership with the Hawk Mountain. $10 per Educator - receipts available. Registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Designed for K-12 grade educators. Focuses on many aspects of black bear management in Pennsylvania. Participants will learn hands-on about where bears live, what they eat, how to identify bear sign, and how the Game Commission manages bear populations. Participants will see how bears are live-trapped and may have a live black bear to process and release. Participants will receive educational materials and lesson plans to teach students about black bear management. Act 48 approved. Light breakfast provided. Contact Erin Brown at brown@hawkmountain.org to register. http://www.hawkmountain.org/events/wild-about-bears/page.aspx?id=5918
July 25 WILD About Raptors Teacher Workshop, Hawk Mountain, Kempton; 9a-3p
Presented by Hawk Mountain. $10 per Educator - receipts provided. Registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Designed for K-12 educators, this workshop will cover activities on adaptation, natural history, and conservation status of raptors. Live raptor program followed by time outdoors to build raptor watching and identification skills. Dress for the indoors and weather outside, and carry a day pack with bag lunch and bottled water. Complimentary light breakfast will be provided. Participants receive curriculum guide and Act 48 hours. Contact Erin Brown at brown@hawkmountain.org to register. http://www.hawkmountain.org/events/wild-about-raptors/page.aspx?id=5920

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