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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.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has lifted within all of Pike County the temporary prohibition on hunting and trapping, but all seasons remain closed within three townships in Monroe County.
GAME COMMISSION THANKS SENATE FOR SUPPORT ON SAFETY MEASURE Amended legislation to allow Wildlife Conservation Officers to use body cameras sent back to House.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough today thanked state senators for their unanimous support on an initiative to improve safety for Wildlife Conservation Officers.
IT’S HUNTING TIME Many seasons await Pennsylvanians.
A crisp autumn day, spent outdoors among the changing colors.
HUNTING SEASONS RESTORED IN PARTS OF PIKE COUNTY Three Monroe County townships remain closed to hunting and trapping due to ongoing manhunt.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has lifted the temporary prohibition on hunting and trapping within some portions of Pike County that previously were closed due to the ongoing search for a fugitive wanted in the shooting death of a state police trooper.
FALL REMINDER: GAME LANDS ARE HUNTING GROUNDS FIRST Some uses not related to hunting or trapping restricted during hunting seasons.
With the calendar now flipped to October, and the fall hunting seasons all to open soon, restrictions are back in place on all tracts comprising Pennsylvania’s 1.4 million-acre state game lands system.
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