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02/05/2016
CABELA’S HELPS GAME COMMISSION COMBAT WILDLIFE CRIMES Outfitter provides gift cards to reward tipsters in poaching cases.
In poaching cases, Pennsylvania law provides judges with the authority to levy an additional $500 penalty if the case originated from a tip.
02/04/2016
HISTORIC PENNSYLVANIA BULL ELK ON DISPLAY Giant bull poached in 2014 brought back to life by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Killed unlawfully in a 2014 poaching spree, one of the largest bull elk in state history is making its way back to Pennsylvania as part of a traveling display of exceptional bulls to be featured at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg.
02/02/2016
ENERGY LEASES REALIZE REVENUE Lease agreement on tracts in Bradford and Sullivan counties assures more than $14 M.
An agreement approved today by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is solidifies more than $14.6 million – revenue that had been anticipated written into the budget for the current fiscal year.
02/02/2016
ANTLERLESS APPLICATION SCHEDULE COULD CHANGE Length between resident and nonresident application periods could shorten.
Traditionally, hunters who are Pennsylvania residents have been able to apply for antlerless deer licenses a full two weeks before nonresidents apply.
02/02/2016
PRELIMINARY 2016-17 HUNTING/TRAPPING SEASONS APPROVED Final approval of seasons, antlerless license allocations, to occur in April.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2016-17 license year.
01/28/2016
ADDITIONAL ‘EYES’ ON BAT CAVES Cameras will help protect hibernating bats from human intrusions at caves.
As part of its Core Values & Beliefs program, the Williams Company recently donated $2,400 to the Pennsylvania Game Commission to be used for camera-aided enforcement to protect bat caves from intrusions.
01/27/2016
COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS 2016-17 HUNTING, TRAPPING SEASONS Board to meet Jan. 31 to Feb. 2; public has two opportunities to comment.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2016, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters.
01/12/2016
TIME TO SIGN UP FOR PHEASANT CHICK AND EGG PROGRAMS Approved groups can help augment pheasant stockings by raising day-old chicks.
Sportsmen’s organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized hunting opportunities by raising day old pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
01/08/2016
FERAL SWINE HUNTING TO CLOSE IN BUTLER COUNTY Game Commission Executive Director orders temporary closure, effective Saturday afternoon.
When hunting hours close Saturday, hunters within Butler County no longer will be permitted to take feral swine.
01/06/2016
GAME COMMISSION RECOGNIZED FOR PROVIDING HUNTER ACCESS The agency’s work to open private lands to hunters results in national award.
Those of us who rely on public tracts for hunting and other recreation generally cherish that land we use.
Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110-9797