Month: August 2014

Hunters are the Backbone of Conservation

Cal DuBrock recently retired from his position as the wildlife management director with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. In his honor, we’d like to share this video in which he explains why hunters are the backbone of conservation.

What to Do When Approached by a Wildlife Conservation Officer

Each year Pennsylvania wildlife conservation officers (WCOs) check thousands of hunters, trappers and game land users for compliance with wildlife laws. These officers enforce laws intended to keep people safe, protect personal property and conserve Pennsylvania’s wildlife resources. A compliance check by a wildlife conservation officer is an…

Private Landowner Assistance Program

I have a tract of land that I want to use to help wildlife, but I don’t know how to manage it. A team of Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists is ready to assist you in making your property more attractive for wildlife, particularly species of…

Deer Coat Color Variations

Deer that aren’t brown often get a lot of attention.  There are several conditions that can produce non-brown coloration in deer: Albinism is the result of reduction of melanin production only.  It is inherited through recessive gene alleles.  Melanin helps to protect the skin…