Month: May 2015

Pennsylvania Bats

Have You Seen Any Bats Lately? In our travels throughout the state, many people have told us they have noticed fewer bats are flying at night during the summer. It is no coincidence that Game Commission surveys report significant declines for many of our…

Springtime Alert-Do Not Disturb Young Wildlife

The leaves are green, the flowers are in bloom and, once again, a new generation of wildlife is making its arrival. Young Wildlife This time of year, it’s almost a certainty that Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife, whether in their backyards or high on…

Acorn Production

As long as there are no more frosts, the 2015 Pennsylvania spring weather should result in a great acorn crop for both 2015 and 2016 said Pennsylvania Game Commission Forestry Division Chief Dave Gustafson. How can he predict the 2016 crop? There are two…

Eight-Legged Beasts

Warmer weather has arrived!  Bringing with it the picnics, the cookouts, the gardening….and the ticks. Yes, people aren’t the only species more active when the temperatures rise. Ticks and Deer Ticks are the most important ectoparasites infesting white-tailed deer in North America.  Eighteen species have…

4 Tips for Harvesting a Gobbler and Not a Bearded Hen

1. Look for a bare, red head; hen heads are blue-gray with feathers up the back of the neck. 2. Check for iridescent, black-tipped breast feathers; hen breast feathers are more dull, and brown-tipped. 3. Observe the beard thickness. Hen beards are usually thinner…