Tag: Pennsylvania

2016-17 Hunting and Furtaker Licenses On Sale

Buy your 2016-17 hunting or furtaker license online or at an issuing agent today!    

Saving a Life- How to Feed and Care for a Fawn

Being little is hard. Here’s how to lend a helping hand. Babies of all shapes and sizes are popping up everywhere.  Fawns are arguably the cutest ones of the bunch. But they are so little and helpless and often abandoned.  If you come across…

Pennsylvania Bald Eagles Webinar

Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission for a webinar on Mar 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/618753840347731713 The Pennsylvania Game Commission Endangered Bird Specialist Patti Barber will be discussing the habits, biology and population of Pennsylvania bald eagles. The session will include a short PowerPoint…

Hunters Reminded to Report Banded Pheasants

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is finalizing a study to assess harvest rates of ring-necked pheasants raised on game farms, then released to provide hunting opportunities in Pennsylvania.   Game Commission wildlife biometrician Josh Johnson said about 5,500 pheasants were banded before release on public…

Pennsylvania State Game Lands

The Pennsylvania state game lands system, which since 1919 has provided critical habitat for wildlife statewide, and a network of lands open to public hunting and trapping, now tops 1.5 million acres. That’s a land base larger than the state of Delaware. Pennsylvania is…

Pittman-Robertson Act

How do hunters fund conservation efforts? Did you know that wildlife and habitat management as well as public hunting lands are funded by sportsmen? This occurs in several ways. When hunting licenses, permits and tags are purchased, it provides direct revenue to the Game…

“No Place I’d Rather Be”

Spending time in nature Building memories with loved ones Getting meat for the freezer What does hunting mean to you? GoHuntPA! http://gohuntpa.org/

Operation Game Thief

  If you see poaching activity, you can now report the details through an online system called Operation Game Thief. The program will collect important information and send it to the appropriate region office. Upon dispatcher review, the report will be forwarded to an…

Tis the Season to Complete Hunter-Trapper Education

Firearms deer season is right around the corner. Have you completed your hunter-trapper education? By state law, all first-time hunters and trappers, regardless of age, must successfully complete hunter-trapper education before purchasing a hunting or furtaker license. Course Options Students must be at least…

How Homeowners Can Reduce Conflicts with Bears

If you live in one of the 67 counties in Pennsylvania that has black bears, chances are you’ve seen a black bear or know someone who has seen one. The Pennsylvania black bear population has grown considerably in the past 40 years. In the…