Tag: wildlife

Spring Gobbler Season 2019 Forecast

By Joe Kosack (excerpted from Pennsylvania Game News May 2019 issue) At a time when spring turkey hunting is drawing less of a crowd, Pennsylvania offers an almost unimaginable gobbler carryover for its 2019 spring season. Crafty old toms, strutting 2-year-olds and even ambitious…

How Elk Handle Winter

By Jeremy Banfield, Elk Biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission Despite the cold and snow that shrouds most of Pennsylvania during the winter months, elk are one of many species that are well adapted to this climate. Several physiological and behavioral adaptations enable these…

No. 5 – Are There Regulations Within DMAs?

Through the end of deer season, we will be posting a frequently asked question (FAQ) and answer related to chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania in an album on our Facebook page. We know many of you – hunters, non-hunters, processors, taxidermists and more –…

No. 3. – How Do I Get My Deer Tested?

Through the end of deer season, we will be posting a frequently asked question (FAQ) and answer related to chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania in an album on our Facebook page. We know many of you – hunters, non-hunters, processors, taxidermists and more –…

No. 2 – What is a Disease Management Area?

Through the end of deer season, we will be posting a frequently asked question (FAQ) and answer related to chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania in an album on our Facebook page. We know many of you – hunters, non-hunters, processors, taxidermists and more –…

No. 1 – What is Chronic Wasting Disease?

Through the end of deer season, we will be posting a frequently asked question (FAQ) and answer related to chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania in an album on our Facebook page. We know many of you – hunters, non-hunters, processors, taxidermists and more…

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…

Give the Gift of Conservation

  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….

The very lively “dead of winter”

Deer rifles have been oiled and put away, the Game Land parking lots are empty and formerly orange-clad hunters are reminiscing about the past season’s successes and woes (with the exception of a few die-hard small game and canine hunters still out there). Does…