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Controlled Burns and Wildlife

Find a Burn, Bag a Buck …or a bear, potentially a turkey, maybe even a grouse. Controlled burning improves wildlife habitat, and hunters should consider a new twist in their scouting this fall; find a burned area! Fire has shaped Pennsylvania’s wildlife habitats for thousands… Continue Reading “Controlled Burns and Wildlife”

Why is that state game land on fire?

In most cases, smoke rising from a Pennsylvania state game land is not reason for alarm. Pennsylvania Game Commission staff conducts prescribed burns on many game lands during the spring. Why would the Game Commission purposefully set fire to land? Controlled burns are used… Continue Reading “Why is that state game land on fire?”