PA Game Commission News

  • Legislators to Host Meetings on Chronic Wasting Disease
    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:00:00 -0500
    DUBOIS – State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk), Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) and Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) are co-hosting officials from the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) in two public meetings designed to discuss and answer ...
     
  • See smoke in game lands? It could be a controlled burn
    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:25:00 -0500
    The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced it will be conducting a controlled burn on 50 acres of grassland this week in State Game Lands 169, weather permitting. The burn would be between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This burn is intended to improve habitat ...
     
  • Game Commission names new land manager
    Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:47:00 -0500
    Ryan Gildea of Long Pond, Monroe County, recently accepted the position of Pennsylvania Game Commission Land Management Group Supervisor for Monroe, Carbon, and Luzerne counties. Gildea is a 2012 graduate of the 29th class of wildlife conservation officers ...
     
  • More Elk Country Conserved, Opened to Public Access in Pennsylvania
    Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0500
    Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and a generous donor. “This would not have happened without landowners who care about Pennsylvania and both understand and appreciate the crucial wildlife values of this area,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief ...
     
  • Hunting bears in Pennsylvania can be challenging
    Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:03:00 -0500
    As wily as an old buck can be, bears are even more elusive. A comparison of Pennsylvania Game Commission harvest and license data shows that only 1 percent of bear tag holders took a bear from Penn's woods during the two best years in recent history ...
     
  • Tracking chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania’s captive deer a tricky task
    Sat, 16 Sep 2017 15:44:00 -0500
    We spent the day at the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s headquarters and at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. No one knows how CWD got into Pennsylvania, but since CWD — an always-fatal disease of deer and elk — was first detected in an ...
     
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission planning votes on hunting gear, methods
    Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:14:00 -0500
    When the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners holds its final quarterly meeting of 2017 on Sep. 25 and 26, several items are up for vote that will allow hunters more freedom and choice in their hunting gear and methods. The biggest changes would come ...