Month: June 2015

Factors in Determining State Game Land Food Plots

Cost When deciding what to plant for wildlife on state game lands, our primary motivation is getting the best bang for our (your) dollar. Budgets for lime, seed and fertilizer never seem to be enough, so, in some cases what we plant is governed…

Gypsy Moths

In a recent blog post, I discussed the benefits of a warm and dry period in the spring that was beneficial for the development of acorns. We received numerous comments since that posting about a different benefactor of that warm, dry spell this spring. It…

Who’s Their Daddy?

Do only top-ranking bucks breed does? For decades, people believed the white-tailed deer mating system was a dominance-based breeding hierarchy. In other words, most offspring were sired by a few dominant males. For white-tailed deer, this meant – or at least we presumed –…

New K-9 Unit

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has added three new canines to the wildlife conservation officer team. Watch the blog for photos, videos and updates of their training progress over the next year. As adult dogs they will help protect Pennsylvania’s wildlife.