Month: December 2015

Join the Christmas Bird Count

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society’s 116th Annual Christmas Bird Count, taking place through Jan. 5. Participants in this year’s count already are excitedly reporting their…

Return of the Eagle Cam

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is pleased to announce the 2016 Hanover, Pa. bald eagle nest live stream!* Watch bald eagle nest activities LIVE here: http://bit.ly/PGCeaglecam If you enjoy watching the eagles and would like to contribute to the conservation of Pennsylvania wildlife here are…

Give the Gift of Conservation

  You can help support Pennsylvania wildlife through the purchase of several Pennsylvania Game Commission products. This year, for the first time, the Game Commission is offering a 2016 calendar featuring the birds of Pennsylvania. This calendar is full of stunning images of native birds….

Pennsylvania State Game Lands

The Pennsylvania state game lands system, which since 1919 has provided critical habitat for wildlife statewide, and a network of lands open to public hunting and trapping, now tops 1.5 million acres. That’s a land base larger than the state of Delaware. Pennsylvania is…

Antlers and Age

Antlers are an endless source of conversation. A common question is at what age do bucks exhibit a decline in antler size.    Antler development is influenced by age, annual and permanent environmental conditions, the individual’s nutritional state as well as genetics. As a…