Month: December 2014

Hunting for Tree Stand Regulations?

 Photo: Joe Kosack Many hunters enjoy the bird’s-eye-view that can be gained through the use of a tree stand. However, some people are unaware of the regulations surrounding the use of stands on public land and hunter access properties. Below you will find helpful information on tree…

115th Christmas Bird Count

 Photo: Jacob Dingel Did you register for the 115th Christmas Bird Count? The Christmas Bird Count is the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world. This year it runs from Dec. 14, 2014 through January 5, 2015. What is the Christmas Bird Count?…

Seedlings for Sale: January 5

Landowners Can Help Wildlife by Planting Trees and Shrubs While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery. Sale Start…

The Whitetail Calling Card

Photo: Jacob Dingel The most important forms of deer communication in the fall are rubs and scrapes. Differences in Yearling Rubs and Mature Buck Rubs By September, a buck’s antlers are hard and the velvet is shed. This is when rubbing activity begins. These early signposts…

Report your Harvest

Reporting a harvest is easy! Have your customer identification number (hunting license number) and field tag handy and choose one of three reporting methods below. Report your harvest online! Click here and select the harvest reporting button. Report your harvest via phone: Call directly and…

Quilting Habitat for Pennsylvania’s Wild Turkeys

If ever there were a day to express gratitude (and perhaps a little empathy) toward the wild turkey, the last Thursday in November should be it! But in the Game Commission, our habitat managers pay homage to this noble game bird every day. Almost…