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The Positive Impact of Youth Field Days

By Tagge Forrest, Youth Field Day Coordinator During the course of conducting a Youth Field Day, in the midst of hurry, it can be easy to get caught up in the hassle of details and miss the bigger picture. Things that might go rougher…

Game Commission’s Lauren Ferreri Named 2019 “Woman of the Environmental Education” Award Recipient

Congratulations to Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Middle Creek Wildlife and Management Area Manager Lauren Ferreri for recently being named PennFuture’s 2019 “Woman of the Environmental Education” award recipient! The award honor’s Lauren’s dedication to educating her community about sustainability and environmental policy. At Middle Creek,…

The National Archery in the Schools Program Continues to Grow in Pennsylvania

Archery is a unique activity to participate in at a young age because it involves learning a skill that can be enjoyed and mastered throughout a lifetime. You technically never “age out” of being able to shoot a bow. That’s just one of the…

Pennsylvania State Game Wardens Ranks Replenished

Congratulations to the 27 new game wardens who are on the job in Pennsylvania! Following 51 weeks of intensive training, the 31st Class of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation graduated Saturday during a ceremony at Susquehanna Township Middle School. This…

Ben Cypher Tells Story About Taking Cameron County’s Biggest Buck on Record

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO. Ben Cypher recently traveled to Harrisburg from Butler County to have his 17-point buck officially scored by Pennsylvania Game Commission staff. Ben, 84, is a disabled veteran who served with the 1st Marine Division in 1953 and 1954….

New Game Commission Archery Range Ready

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO. Construction on the archery range at the Scotia Shooting Range in Centre County is now complete and ready for archers. The Game Commission maintains public shooting ranges across the state for the shooting enjoyment of Pennsylvanians, and to…

Game Commission’s 2019 ‘Cabin Fever Sundays’ Dates Set

Looking for something outdoor-related and educational to do this winter? Mark your calendars for our 2019 Cabin Fever Sundays series! Three Sundays throughout the colder, wintry months, we will host a seminar for those itching to get some fresh air and learn more about…

2018 Buck Harvest Photo Contest Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to RaeAnne Isaacs and Teja Hageter for being voted the winners of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s 2018 Buck Harvest Photo Contest! We’d like to extend a special thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s contest. Whether you submitted your photo to…

Federal Duck Stamp Display at PGC Headquarters through Jan. 24

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has again partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Chapter of Ducks Unlimited to host a display of the original artwork submissions, including the winner of the 2019-2020 Federal Duck Stamp (pictured below), at the agency’s…

Hummingbird Visitors this Winter?

As colder weather arrives in Pennsylvania, energetic little visitors from the west may be arriving in our state. Several species of hummingbirds that normally spend the winter in the southern United States and Central America are now being recorded in the eastern United States,…