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Suspicious deer in state’s elk range tested for CWD

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reported on Thursday that two free-ranging deer were euthanized on the evening of July 26 in Ridgway Township, Elk County. The deer were discovered about 20 miles north of Disease Management Area 3, within the Commonwealth’s Elk Management Area. Both deer had identification tags in their ears, indicating they were at […]

Comments - 10:25 am - updated: 1:46 pm.

Caught on Camera

There’s no bigger threat to Pennsylvania’s largest mammal than the road. It’s really not known exactly how many bears are killed by vehicles while trying to cross a road, but when it happens the results are tragic. Perhaps these photos will serve as a reminder to be on the look-out for bears while driving. Our […]

Comments - 9:23 am

PGC and Delta Waterfowl improve waterfowl habitat in Bradford County

Pennsylvania Game Commission employees and volunteer members of the North Branch Susquehanna Chapter of Delta Waterfowl recently planted more than 50 pounds of browntop millet along the banks of two waterfowl impoundments on State Game Lands 239 in Athens Township, Bradford County. The cooperative effort will create additional food for several waterfowl species during their […]

Comments - 9:10 am

PGC has no problem finding bears on State Game Lands 57

FORKSTON TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY — When Pennsylvania Game Commission biologist Kevin Wenner captured four bears on State Game Lands 57 on Tuesday, it wasn’t indicative on how things had been going during the eight-day trapping event. Every year, PGC crews across the state trap and tag bears during the summer for research purposes. The four […]

Comments - 8:36 am

Misericordia students on the hunt for mosquitoes

With the Zika virus and the West Nile Virus becoming a reality in Pennsylvania, a group of Misericordia University students are working to determine the abundance of mosquito species in Luzerne County. Larry Corpus, assistant professor of biology at Misericordia, said the students will be sampling container habitats, including tires, gutters and plastic bottles, that […]

Comments - 8:15 am

Millions could be owed to struggling Game Commission in dispute with mining company

For a cash-strapped agency, every dollar counts. But when it comes to millions of dollars, that sum could go a long way toward helping an agency stay in business. That’s how much could be owed to the Pennsylvania Game Commission in past mining leases, according to board member Dave Putnam. The Game Commission, a Harrisburg-based […]

Comments - 11:00 am - updated: 11:08 am.

Program on deer farms helps combat chronic wasting disease

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced that Disease Management Area 1(DMA 1), which was established in 2012 after Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was found in a private deer herd on a farm in Adams County, will be dissolved. After five years of intense surveillance, and testing of approximately 4,800 deer, there is no evidence of […]

Comments - 11:41 am

Local conservation group holds outdoor skills camp for kids

The 2017 North Mountain Branch of Quality Deer Management Association’s Youth Outdoor Skills Camp was held on July 15 at the Sorber Mountain Cabin, with 72 youths ages 5-17 in attendance. The kids were split into six smaller groups of 10-15 each and participated in 10 activities that included pellet gun shooting, archery, fishing, trapping, […]

Comments - 11:21 am

Deadline for elk license drawing approaches

If you haven’t yet submitted an application to enter Pennsylvania’s annual elk-license drawing, you need to act fast. The deadline to enter the drawing is July 31. Submitting your application is your chance to hunt world-class elk in Pennsylvania in 2017. Applications can be submitted anywhere hunting licenses are sold, or online at the Game […]

Comments - 10:19 am

Local bass tournament news, results

Local bass tournament schedules and results (to have your tournament listed or post results, email [email protected]): Duke’s Bass Tournaments will hold a weekly Wednesday night tournament at Harveys Lake. Starting time is 6 p.m. and weigh-in is at 9 p.m. at the public boat launch. Anglers will weigh-in their heaviest bass and the weekly entry […]

Comments - 10:05 am

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