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Application Deadline For Bobcat/Elk Guide Permits in Pennsylvania is Oct. 16

HARRISBURG – Anyone interested in applying to be a bobcat or elk guide for the upcoming seasons should submit a completed application to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Protection by Friday, Oct. 16.  Guide permits cost $25 for residents and $50 for nonresidents, per species.  For those who…


Fall Wild Turkey Hunters Had A Great Season in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Preliminary harvest data indicate wild turkey hunters had one fine season this past fall. In fact, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, it was one of the best in years. Preliminary harvest information estimates that hunters took 26,485 turkeys in the 2008 fall season. That’s up substantially from…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Releases Official 2008 Bear Harvest Report

HARRISBURG – According to official 2008 bear harvest figures released today by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, hunters took a total of 3,458 bears, which included 69 bears during the archery bear season, Nov. 19-20; 2,951 bears during the statewide 3-day season, Nov. 24-26; and 438 bears during the extended season,…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Prepares for Special Snow Goose Season

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in a snow goose conservation hunt designed to help stem the growth of continental snow goose populations. Hunters must obtain a free snow goose conservation hunt permit and report cards from the agency to participate…


Pennsylvania Clubs Urged to Participate in Pheasant Chick and Egg Program

HARRISBURG (Jan. 9) — Sportsmen’s organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized recreational hunting opportunities by raising day-old pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  Applications to participate can be downloaded from the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by clicking on “Forms &…


Pennsylvania Hunters Can Begin To Apply For Second Spring Gobbler Tag

HARRISBURG – Beginning Jan. 1, Pennsylvania hunters who would like the opportunity to harvest a second spring gobbler may apply for a second spring gobbler license, according to Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. Roe stressed that hunters are able to take one spring gobbler as part of their…


Coyotes Added To Mentored Youth Hunting Program of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that coyotes will become legal game under the Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP) effective Saturday, Dec. 20. The addition, which was given final approval by the Board of Game Commissioners at its Oct. 24 meeting, is slated to…


Hunting and Trapping Opportunities For Winter in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminds hunters and trappers that they still have a mixed bag of seasons from which to choose after the statewide firearms deer season concludes on Saturday, Dec. 13.  They include seasons for deer, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse, squirrel, cottontail, pheasant,…


Preliminary Bear Harvest Moves to Second Place

HARRISBURG – With an additional 419 bears taken during the extended bear season that was open last week in certain parts of the state, Pennsylvania Game Commission preliminary harvest reports accounted for 3,436 bears, which moves this year’s harvest into second place in state bear harvests. Updated preliminary results also…


Bear Hunters Harvest Stands at Fifth Highest in Pennsylvania History So Far

Archery bear hunt results in a harvest of 68 HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission preliminary bear harvest figures show that 2,936 bears were taken during the recently completed three-day season (Nov. 24-26), and an additional 68 bears were harvested during the two-day archery bear harvest (Nov. 19-20). So far, the…