Month: September 2018

Wishing Our Bowhunters Safe Days Afield

The time has almost come! Pennsylvania’s statewide archery deer seasons begins tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 29. This exciting day marks the start of a brand new hunting season, where archers will be afield and have the opportunity to make lifelong memories in Penn’s Woods. We…

What is a “DMA?”

Photo credit: Jacob Dingel. Because we know there are a lot of acronyms posted on the Internet, we want to take a moment to explain some of our most important ones. Chronic wasting disease, also commonly known as CWD, infects deer, elk and moose,…

Venison Crockpot Stroganoff

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! Do you have extra venison in the freezer you’ve been meaning to use? Archery season opens statewide this weekend, Sept. 29, so if you’re looking to cook the meat before this year’s deer season, this recipe might be perfect for you! On…

We Need Your Help to Keep Our Bald Eagles Alive

Photo credit: Jacob Dingel. Did you know that hunters are responsible for the return of the bald eagle in our state? In the late 1970’s there were only TWO or THREE bald eagle nests in our whole state. Today, with the success of the…

Plan Your Fall Trip to View Pennsylvania’s Elk Herd

Photo credit: Jacob Dingel Saturday marks the official start of fall and the elk rutting season is underway in Pennsylvania. Many people from across the state and beyond will be making their way to Benezette, Elk County, to witness the elk during their most active time of year….

Pennsylvania’s Piping Plover Chick Spotted in Florida

As today is the last day of summer, we wanted to share an exciting conservation story from this season featuring one of the four piping plover chicks that successfully fledged from Presque Isle State Park’s Gull Point in July. The chick, “L215,” pictured above,…

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Middle Creek

Recent economic reports show that sportsmen and women spent more than $93.5 billion on gear, licenses, travel, clothing, gas and more for the purposes of hunting, target shooting and sportfishing activities in 2016, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.  Through license and excise taxes,…

Wild Goose BBQ Sandwich

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt a special sense of pride when preparing a meal that included fresh, wild game. There is just something satisfying about knowing exactly where your meat came from that makes wild game meals even…

Wild Game Wednesday: Dove and Bacon Bites

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! Now that it’s September, and hunting season is officially upon us, we are kicking off our Wild Game Wednesday recipe series. These posts will include delicious, easy and in-season wild game recipes from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Game Cookbook that…

Reminding Archers to Hunt Safely and to Wear a Harness

Archery season in Pennsylvania opens statewide on Saturday, Sept. 29. In an effort to reduce the number of tree stand injuries this hunting season, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is reminding hunters to hunt safely and to wear a harness. Unfortunately, hundreds of hunters in…