Tag: Pennsylvania Game Commission

Acorn Production

As long as there are no more frosts, the 2015 Pennsylvania spring weather should result in a great acorn crop for both 2015 and 2016 said Pennsylvania Game Commission Forestry Division Chief Dave Gustafson. How can he predict the 2016 crop? There are two… Continue Reading “Acorn Production”

#EggWatch turned into #HanoverEagletNews

EGGS It’s been an eventful couple of months for the eagle pair featured on the camera. After cozying up their nest, the eagle couple was captured beak-to-beak on video, in what resembled their sharing a kiss. Then on Valentine’s Day, the first egg was… Continue Reading “#EggWatch turned into #HanoverEagletNews”

Age-Old Question about White-tailed Deer

Have you ever wondered about the age of wild white-tailed deer? One of our biologists recounts some surprising recent discoveries in this blog post. A few months ago I told you the story of Doe #151 that was spotted in a trail camera picture. After a little… Continue Reading “Age-Old Question about White-tailed Deer”

“Deer” Santa–Gifts for Outdoors People

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Outdoor Shop offers several NEW gift options for the holiday season. Pennsylvania Game Commission Game Cookbook, Second Edition  Back by popular demand, the Pennsylvania Game Commission released The Pennsylvania Game Cookbook, Second Edition. The mouthwatering small game, big game and migratory game bird… Continue Reading ““Deer” Santa–Gifts for Outdoors People”

State Game Lands Tours

Those looking to gain perspective into Pennsylvania’s wildlife, habitat and hunting heritage will have several opportunities in the coming weeks to take one or more tours being offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Sunday driving tours of several tracts of state game lands across… Continue Reading “State Game Lands Tours”

Hunting for Information?

Do you want hunting information, Game Commission news, educator resources, and watchable wildlife updates delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to one of our e-mail lists! Each person on the e-mail subscription list will be entered into a weekly drawing for a gift card to Cabela’s or Field and… Continue Reading “Hunting for Information?”

Hunters are the Backbone of Conservation

Cal DuBrock recently retired from his position as the wildlife management director with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. In his honor, we’d like to share this video in which he explains why hunters are the backbone of conservation.

Deer Coat Color Variations

Deer that aren’t brown often get a lot of attention.  There are several conditions that can produce non-brown coloration in deer: Albinism is the result of reduction of melanin production only.  It is inherited through recessive gene alleles.  Melanin helps to protect the skin… Continue Reading “Deer Coat Color Variations”

Mentored Adult Hunting Program

The Mentored Adult Hunting Program is designed to allow first-time hunters 18 years old and older to participate in hunting through the mentorship of a  licensed hunter. Adults obtaining a permit through the program would be able to take part in hunting activities without first passing… Continue Reading “Mentored Adult Hunting Program”

What are those dark growths on that deer?

The growths in the image above appear to be cutaneous fibromas. What causes cutaneous fibromas? Cutaneous fibromas are wart-like, hairless tumors caused by a virus. The virus, which is species specific, poses no known threat to humans.  In deer the viruses that cause fibromas are probably… Continue Reading “What are those dark growths on that deer?”