Month: October 2014

Pennsylvania Fluorescent Orange Requirement Charts

Jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkin pie, falling leaves and candy corn all display the color that we associate with autumn—orange! Many hunters also add orange to their fall attire. This fluorescent orange helps hunters to be seen and to see others who are wearing it while afield.  Fluorescent orange requirements vary…

Benefits of Bats

As Halloween approaches, images of bats becomes more prevalent. Bats have a bad reputation for carrying diseases and getting tangled in hair. However, these tiny flying mammals provide great benefits to humans. BENEFITS OF BATS Bats are the only major predators of night flying insects….

LEGISLATION TO ALLOW CONSERVATION OFFICERS TO USE BODY CAMERAS HAS CLEARED THE HOUSE

Urging State Senate to Increase Officer Safety Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough today urged the state Senate to act quickly to pass legislation that would allow Wildlife Conservation Officers working for the Game Commission and Waterways Conservation Officers working for the…

MANHUNT PLACES HUNTING SEASONS ON HOLD IN SEVEN TOWNSHIPS IN WMU 3D

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has temporarily closed all hunting and trapping seasons within seven townships in northeastern Pennsylvania, where the search continues for a fugitive wanted in the shooting death of a state police trooper. What townships are affected? Game Commission Executive Director R….