You can help support Pennsylvania wildlife through the purchase of several Pennsylvania Game Commission products. This year, for the first time, the Game Commission is offering a 2016 calendar featuring the birds of Pennsylvania. This calendar is full of stunning images of native birds.… Continue Reading “Give the Gift of Conservation”
This summer, waterfowl biologists across the state and the nation are capturing ducks and placing identification bands on them. The leg bands help biologists to learn about the migration patterns, harvest rates and life expectancy of the birds. Watch this video to learn more… Continue Reading “Duck Banding”
The Pennsylvania Game Commission offers several different types of hunter-trapper education courses including a classroom option, online course and advanced classes. Watch this video to learn more:
Three Labrador retrievers have joined the Pennsylvania Game Commission to aid in wildlife detection, article searches and tracking. This video documents their second week of official training.
For #ThrowbackThursday we are showcasing the 1991 black bear film that was seen by many Pennsylvania students, teachers and others on VHS tapes. “On the Trail of Pennsylvania Black Bears” can now be viewed online. It features footage of black bear -research -management -reproduction… Continue Reading “On the Trail of Pennsylvania Black Bears”
Cost When deciding what to plant for wildlife on state game lands, our primary motivation is getting the best bang for our (your) dollar. Budgets for lime, seed and fertilizer never seem to be enough, so, in some cases what we plant is governed… Continue Reading “Factors in Determining State Game Land Food Plots”
In a recent blog post, I discussed the benefits of a warm and dry period in the spring that was beneficial for the development of acorns. We received numerous comments since that posting about a different benefactor of that warm, dry spell this spring. It… Continue Reading “Gypsy Moths”
Do only top-ranking bucks breed does? For decades, people believed the white-tailed deer mating system was a dominance-based breeding hierarchy. In other words, most offspring were sired by a few dominant males. For white-tailed deer, this meant – or at least we presumed –… Continue Reading “Who’s Their Daddy?”
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has added three new canines to the wildlife conservation officer team. Watch the blog for photos, videos and updates of their training progress over the next year. As adult dogs they will help protect Pennsylvania’s wildlife.
The leaves are green, the flowers are in bloom and, once again, a new generation of wildlife is making its arrival. Young Wildlife This time of year, it’s almost a certainty that Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife, whether in their backyards or high on… Continue Reading “Springtime Alert-Do Not Disturb Young Wildlife”