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Pennsylvania Bear Hunters Have A Fine Opening Day

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that hunters started the 2008 black bear season by taking a preliminary harvest of slightly more than 1,700 black bears in 50 counties. Game Commission employees processed 1,725 bears at the agency’s check stations on the opening day of the three-day statewide…


Countdown To Deer Season in Pennsylvania Has Begun!

HARRISBURG – The state’s biggest draw for hunters is set to begin the Monday after Thanksgiving, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe, when the two-week firearms deer season opens. “When hunters begin to mobilize for the start of our traditional firearms deer season, there’s an unmistakable…


A Season of Promise For Pennsylvania Black Bear Hunters

HARRISBURG – Last year’s black bear harvest was light, but weather permitting, the Pennsylvania Game Commission expects hunters to have good opportunities afield in the upcoming bear seasons. “Pennsylvania’s black bear population has numbered 14,000 to 15,000 for at least eight years now,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Participates in USMC “Toys for Tots” Program

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe and representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves today unveiled a “Toys for Tots” drop-off collection site at the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters.  In addition to serving as a “Toys for Tots” collection site, Roe donated, on behalf of the…


Elk Hunters Harvest 42 Pennsylvania Elk in 2008

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that 40 of the 45 licensed elk hunters harvested an elk during the season that was held Nov. 3-8.  Additionally, of the 10 licensed elk hunters who participated in the September season, two harvested an elk. “Elk are…


Pennsylvania’s Fall Turkey Season Begins Saturday, November 1

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expecting hunters to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the opening day of wild turkey season Saturday. And finding birds this fall may be easier than it was last year. “Wild turkey hunting is one of Pennsylvania’s premiere…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Removes Protection on Feral Swine

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe recently rescinded protection on feral swine found in the wild in Butler, Bedford and Cambria counties. “In May, when we removed protection on feral swine in Pennsylvania, we maintained the protection on them in Butler, Bedford and Cambria counties to…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Urges Hunters to Consider Sharing Venison

Hunters who are successful in the upcoming deer hunting seasons are encouraged by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to consider participating in the state’s Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) program, which channels donations of venison to local food banks, soup kitchens and needy families.  Pennsylvania’s HSH program is recognized as one…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces Results of October Board Meetings

BOARD TAKES STEP TO EXPAND MENTORED YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES HARRISBURG – Taking a step forward to grow the agency’s popular Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP), the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to add coyotes to the list of species that may be hunted by youths under the…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Uses Growing Greener II Monies to Improve Public Shooting Ranges on State Game Lands

HARRISBURG – Benefiting from Growing Greener II monies, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that the agency is nearing completion of its first major overhaul of public shooting ranges on State Game Lands, as it seeks to address lead remediation, repairs and safety issues.  “As hunters head off to the…