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23 Jan, 2014, 14:16 ET Winter Wildlife Feeding Suspected In Bull Elk's Death

Deer and elk are among the animals that can die if grains suddenly become part of their diets. A trophy bull elk was found dead earlier this...


02 Jan, 2014, 10:18 ET Tests Confirm CWD Case in Pennsylvania

Ongoing surveillance detects disease in highway-killed deer from Bedford County.  A white-tailed deer that was killed by a vehicle in...


17 Dec, 2013, 14:16 ET Game Commission Reminds Hunters To Report Deer Harvests

Taking a few minutes to submit a report makes a valuable contribution to deer management.  With the two-week statewide deer season...


22 Nov, 2013, 15:48 ET Wait Is On For Late-Starting Pennsylvania Deer Season

Some big bucks await those heading afield for Dec. 2 opener.  Hunters are known for their great patience – and it's a good thing,...


18 Nov, 2013, 15:47 ET Deer-Forest Study Proves You Don't Need Thumbs To Text

Text messages sent to and from GPS collars allow researchers to monitor deer movements.  Proof that texting is here to stay – deer...


08 Nov, 2013, 15:03 ET Will Impressive Bear Harvest Trend Continue in Pennsylvania?

Expert says Pennsylvania's 2013 seasons hold promise, but hunters might need to up their efforts. Recent years have been some of the best on...


06 Nov, 2013, 15:21 ET Man Charged For Fleeing, Colliding With Conservation Officers

Bradford County crash results in injuries; judge sets bail at $200K. A Bradford County man was in jail Wednesday afternoon on charges he sped...


01 Nov, 2013, 12:05 ET Drivers Use Caution: Whitetails on Blacktop

With deer activity on the rise, Game Commission cautions motorists to stay alert. With deer becoming increasingly active, and daylight saving...


29 Oct, 2013, 13:52 ET Bull Elk Shot Illegally, Reward Offered

Groups combine to pledge $3,800 for information leading to conviction in Elk County.  A reward is being offered in relation to a bull...


23 Oct, 2013, 15:21 ET Don't Let Hunting Opportunity Slip Away

Prospective first-time license buyers must become certified, and do so soon. There's still time to take a hunter-education course, buy a...


18 Oct, 2013, 15:30 ET New Edition Of Big Game Records Book On Sale

Pennsylvania's all-time ranking updated for 2013. Pennsylvania's official all-time ranking of trophy big-game animals has been updated for...


17 Oct, 2013, 15:55 ET Autumn Makes Hunters A More Frequent Sight

Early muzzleloader, firearms deer seasons await. Autumn in Pennsylvania means a change of colors. And, aside from the flaring fall foliage,...


10 Oct, 2013, 14:13 ET Federal Grant Creates Pennsylvania Game Commission Jobs

Applications being accepted for two hunter education and outreach positions. A spike in federal grant money available to wildlife agencies is...


09 Oct, 2013, 14:49 ET Elk Celebration Enters Final Weekend

As bugling continues on Pennsylvania's elk range, there's one more chance to take part in events. Any time is a good time to visit...


07 Oct, 2013, 15:27 ET Hunters Crucial To Deer-Forest Study

Those who hunt in study areas asked to register, share input. You can take a deer out of the forest, but you can't take the forest out of...


02 Oct, 2013, 15:33 ET Game Lands Remain Open During 'Shutdown'

Pennsylvania hunters might find federal lands closed. The federal government shutdown that has closed national parks and other federal lands...


02 Oct, 2013, 12:42 ET Game Commission Advertises Executive Director Opening

Position is due to become vacant when Carl G. Roe retires Jan. 17. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has advertised the soon-to-be-vacant...


30 Sep, 2013, 15:25 ET Statewide Archery Season Begins Oct. 5

Pennsylvania Game Commission wishes bowhunters safe days afield. Pennsylvania's statewide archery deer season begins Saturday, Oct. 5, and...


27 Sep, 2013, 15:21 ET Pennsylvania Bobcat, River Otter Management Plans Available For Review

Public has 60 days to submit comments to Game Commission.  Two wildlife-management plans drafted recently by the Pennsylvania Game...


24 Sep, 2013, 14:13 ET Public Can Comment On Bald Eagle Proposal

Game Commission considers removing bird from threatened species list. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is considering a...


20 Sep, 2013, 10:19 ET Pennsylvania Adjusts CWD Rules

Game Commission lifts requirement for hunters to take harvests to check stations.  Hunters harvesting deer in areas of Pennsylvania where...


18 Sep, 2013, 14:45 ET Pennsylvania Game Commission to Conduct State Game Lands Tours

Events offer scenic views, insight into wildlife and habitat. As part of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's efforts to highlight its ongoing...


06 Sep, 2013, 13:23 ET Friday The 13th Lucky For Hunters?

Eighty-six applicants to be chosen for coveted Pennsylvania elk licenses Long associated with misfortune, Friday the 13th figures this year to...


04 Sep, 2013, 09:01 ET Pennsylvania Game Commission: Junior Pheasant Hunts Offer Choice

Two dates on this year's schedule, but registration deadline is nearing Junior hunters this fall will get two shots at taking part in a...


04 Sep, 2013, 08:15 ET Film Celebrates Bald Eagle's Success

Documentary by the Pennsylvania Game Commission being screened around the state. Often times when we talk about wildlife, we talk about it in...