HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the holiday gift-giving season coming up, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is pleased to announce that its 2013 wildlife calendar now is available. To purchase a calendar, priced at $8.95 (plus shipping and, for Pennsylvania residents, six percent state sales tax), call the Game Commission at 1-888-888-3459 (toll-free) or visit the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us).
To order online, put your cursor over "General Store" in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then click on "Visit the Outdoor Shop" in the drop-down menu listing, then click on "Pennsylvania Game Commission Outdoor Shop" in the lower-left, click on "Merchandise" and then choose "Misc. Items" in the left-hand column.
"Game Commission calendars sell out quickly," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. "So don't delay, order today."
The 2013 calendar features a year's worth of dramatic wildlife photos taken by current and retired agency employees, including: Hal Korber, photographer in the Harrisburg headquarters; Jacob Dingel, radio dispatcher in the Northwest Region Office; Timothy C. Flanigan, retired Bedford County Wildlife Conservation Officer; Coy D. Hill, retired Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer from Fulton County; and Willard C. Hill, a retired Game Lands Maintenance Supervisor from the Southcentral Region.
Each month features a full-color photo of a different wildlife species. This calendar's subjects are: screech owl; muskrat; Carolina wren; male turkey; Eastern bluebird; black bear; a pair of bald eagles; trio of white-tailed deer; bull elk; drake wood duck; ruffed grouse; and a buck.
The 2013 calendar includes tentative hunting and trapping seasons, a reminder about National Hunting and Fishing Day in September and many other interesting bits of information about wildlife and the outdoors. Each month also provides photo inserts of Game Commission employees conducting many wildlife management tasks. As in past years, there is plenty of room for writing in appointments and other personal important dates and scheduling information.
The calendar also provides a brief overview of the Game Commission and a list of contact information for the agency's Harrisburg headquarters and six region offices.
To Connect with Wildlife, visit the Game Commission at the following:
Also, subscribers to the agency's monthly magazine – Pennsylvania Game News – can read their Game News issues online at www.penngamenews.com. A Game News subscription offers free access to all online issues, including the most recent before it arrives in the mailbox. Issues more than a year old are accessible without a subscription. With the digital edition you'll enjoy links to more information, archived issues, the ability to share your favorite reads and perks like bookmarking and making notes "in the margins." Users of iPads and iPhones will like reading via the Nxtbook Nxtstand app. Download it for free, click on "P" in the catalog, then the PA Game News cover.
Note to Editors: If you would like to receive Game Commission news releases via e-mail, please send a note with your name, address, telephone number and the name of the organization you represent to: PGCNews@pa.gov
SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission