Month: May 2014

Pennsylvania Bluebird Basics

Why did the bluebird population decrease? The introduction of non-native species such as English sparrows and European starlings has influenced bluebird populations in Pennsylvania. The European transplants began to dominate the nesting cavities bluebirds preferred. DDT and other harmful pesticides hampered reproduction until they…

Game Recipes

Back by popular demand: The Pennsylvania Game Commission is compiling information for a new Pennsylvania Game Cookbook. The last one was published in 1979. Send us your favorite Pennsylvania big game, small game and migratory game bird recipes. Please include: • Recipe title •…

Successful Turkey Hunting

We would like to congratulate Sara Hay, Game Commission clerk typist in the Southwest Region Office, on harvesting her first turkey! Did you know that the Game Commission offers a course on successful turkey hunting skills? The Successful Turkey Hunting course has two has…

What Types of Outdoor Recreation are Most Important?

Pennsylvania’s hunters, trappers, sport shooters and wildlife enthusiasts have the opportunity to make their opinions known. An online survey, the results of which will be considered as part of an update to the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, remains open and can be completed…