Month: March 2016

#PGCeaglecam NEWS

3/30/16 UPDATE It appears the eaglet that hatched on Monday night on the ‪#‎PGCeaglecam‬ did not survive. As we’ve noted, the live stream provides an opportunity to view wildlife in its natural setting. Sometimes, that may include scenes that are difficult to watch. The…

Pennsylvania Bald Eagles Webinar

Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission for a webinar on Mar 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/618753840347731713 The Pennsylvania Game Commission Endangered Bird Specialist Patti Barber will be discussing the habits, biology and population of Pennsylvania bald eagles. The session will include a short PowerPoint…

2015-16 Deer Harvest Estimates

Results are now available for the 2015-16 deer seasons, which closed in January. Hunters harvested an estimated 315,813 deer – an increase of about 4 percent compared to the 2014-15 harvest of 303,973. Agency staff currently is working to develop 2016-17 antlerless deer license allocation recommendations,…

Hunters Reminded to Report Banded Pheasants

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is finalizing a study to assess harvest rates of ring-necked pheasants raised on game farms, then released to provide hunting opportunities in Pennsylvania.   Game Commission wildlife biometrician Josh Johnson said about 5,500 pheasants were banded before release on public…

2016 Seedlings for Schools

Schools can order tree seedlings through the Seedlings for Schools Program. The Pennsylvania Game Commission once again is helping students learn about the vital role trees play in the environment. The “Seedlings for Schools” program provides tree seedlings to classrooms so students can plant…