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ELK HARVEST RESULTS RELEASED Twenty-seven bulls taken in one-week season; harvest totals 88 elk.
More than 82 percent of the hunters participating Pennsylvania’s 2014 elk hunt have taken home a trophy.
TURKEY HUNTERS CAN PHONE IN REPORTS OF LEG-BANDED BIRDS Call system has been restored after outage
Hunters who harvested leg-banded wild turkeys on the Nov. 1 opening day of the fall wild turkey season, or early on Monday, Nov. 3, likely were greeted by an error message when they phoned in to report they had taken a banded bird.
WITH FUGITIVE CAPTURED, HUNTING SEASONS TO BE RESTORED Effective midnight, Game Commission to rescind prohibitions enacted due to manhunt
With fugitive murder suspect Eric Frein no longer on the loose, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough, effective midnight, will lift the temporary prohibition on hunting and trapping activity in all areas that had been affected
GUILTY PLEA IN TROPHY ELK-POACHING CASE Bellefonte man sentenced to up to 18 months in jail, more than $20,000 in fines and costs.
A Bellefonte man has been sentenced to spend up to 18 months in jail and pay more than $20,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty Wednesday to poaching three bull elk, one of them among the largest on record in Pennsylvania.
DRIVERS USE CAUTION: WHITETAILS ON BLACKTOP With deer activity on the rise, Game Commission cautions motorists to stay alert.
With deer becoming increasingly active, and daylight saving time about to put more vehicles on the road during the hours when deer move most, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising motorists to slow down and stay alert.
PENNSYLVANIA HUNTERS READY TO TALK TURKEY Fall season begins Nov. 1 in most parts of state; season lengths vary by WMU.
One of Pennsylvania’s most exciting seasons will begin this Saturday as hunters head afield in pursuit of one of fall’s most coveted game animals, the wild turkey.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has appointed a new director of the Southeast Region Office in Reading.
GAME COMMISSION TO RELEASE NEARLY 220,000 PHEASANTS. Opportunity awaits Pennsylvania hunters with Saturday opener of small-game season.
With small-game hunting seasons set to kick off this weekend, Pennsylvania’s state game lands are being stocked with pheasants in a year what Game Commission officials describe as an excellent year for pheasant production.
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