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Video: How to Find CWD Information Online

Having a hard time finding specific information about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania? The Game Commission’s CWD Communications Specialist Courtney Colley provides a step-by-step visual guide on how to find some of the most sought information online. Click the video above, or here,… Continue Reading “Video: How to Find CWD Information Online”

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… Continue Reading “Wishing Our Bowhunters Safe Days Afield”

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,… Continue Reading “What is a “DMA?””

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… Continue Reading “Venison Crockpot Stroganoff”

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… Continue Reading “We Need Your Help to Keep Our Bald Eagles Alive”

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.… Continue Reading “Plan Your Fall Trip to View Pennsylvania’s Elk Herd”

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,… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania’s Piping Plover Chick Spotted in Florida”

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,… Continue Reading “Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Middle Creek”

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… Continue Reading “Reminding Archers to Hunt Safely and to Wear a Harness”

Dove Banding: A Benefit for Science and Hunters

By Lisa Williams, PGC Wildlife Biologist and Derek Stoner, Hunter Outreach Coordinator Across the state of Pennsylvania each summer between the beginning of July and the middle of August, a dedicated team of biologists help capture and band hundreds of Mourning Doves.   You might be surprised… Continue Reading “Dove Banding: A Benefit for Science and Hunters”