HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the holiday gift-giving season coming up, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is pleased to announce that its 2012 wildlife calendar now is available. To purchase a calendar, priced at $8.95 (plus tax and shipping), 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 2012 calendar features a year's worth of dramatic wildlife photos taken by current and retired agency employees, including: 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: a short-eared owl; a sunrise scene at the Game Commission's Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lebanon/Lancaster counties, with flocks of snow geese silhouetted against the morning sky; a hooded merganser; a wild turkey; a group of wood duck chicks; a red fox pup; a Henslow's sparrow; a muskrat; a bull elk silhouetted against a red sky; a flushing male ring-necked pheasant; a white-tailed buck; and a ruffed grouse.
The 2012 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.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission