PA Game Commission News

  • Building nest boxes for wildlife a beneficial winter activity
    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:13:00 -0500
    “People are starting to think about spring and now is the time to get the boxes up before these species arrive or get ready to build a nest,” said Williams, who is the information and education supervisor for the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s ...
     
  • What the dreaded discovery of a deer with Chronic Wasting Disease means for Lancaster County
    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:15:00 -0500
    Congregation of deer is a key way the disease is spread among them. Wayne Laroche, special assistant for CWD response with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, says it is well documented that wild deer approach the fences of captive deer farms. They touch ...
     
  • Hunters split on use of semi-automatic rifles
    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:07:00 -0500
    Ahead of the March 2017 Board of Game Commissioners meeting, the Pennsylvania Game Commission sent out 4,000 surveys about semi-automatic guns. The responses showed there was support for using semi-automatic guns for furbearers and groundhogs, but not for ...
     
  • PA Game Commission giving special management attention to ruffed grouse
    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:15:00 -0500
    Ruffed grouse are in short supply, and according to a Pennsylvania Game Commission biologist, the population is at a historic low. PGC grouse, dove and woodcock biologist Lisa Williams uses a combination of hunter data collected during the fall and winter ...
     
  • Outdoors: New Disease Management Area to be created
    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:30:00 -0500
    The discovery in Lancaster means that disease management will be expanded by the Pennsylvania Game Commission into Lancaster County. A new Disease Management Area, with hunter restrictions, will be established east of the river. It should be noted that ...
     
  • Number of Pennsylvania deer infested with Chronic Wasting Disease continues to grow
    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:02:00 -0500
    All of the deer that tested positive for CWD were taken by hunters during the 2017-18 hunting seasons. The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) reports 48 of the animals were harvested in the state’s CWD Disease Management Area (DMA) Zone 2 in the ...
     
  • Outdoor column: Fish, game commissions looking for sportsmen’s input
    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:18:00 -0500
    Declining ruffed grouse numbers across the state have the Pennsylvania Game Commission looking for input on how it will address the issue as it opens a public comment period for the 2018 ruffed grouse season. Game commission research has revealed that West ...