Month: June 2014

Why is that state game land on fire?

In most cases, smoke rising from a Pennsylvania state game land is not reason for alarm. Pennsylvania Game Commission staff conducts prescribed burns on many game lands during the spring. Why would the Game Commission purposefully set fire to land? Controlled burns are used…

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick…you should be too when checking for ticks.

Did you know that the first case of Lyme disease in the United State was described in 1969 by a Wisconsin grouse hunter? It’s important for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to understand Lyme disease and take preventative steps before, during and after being outdoors….

Living with Pennsylvania Black Bears

Pennsylvania black bears have emerged from their dens and are searching for food. Adult black bears can eat up to 20,000 calories per day in the fall. Even during the summer months, their caloric intake is large. Bears are opportunistic feeders. Bears find food mainly…

Fast Facts about Fawns

It seems that spring is finally here! And you know what that means: Babies! Babies of all shapes and sizes. Fawns usually cause the most consternation among the public. They are cute, visible, and seemingly abandoned and helpless. Peak fawning season The peak of…