PA Game Commission: Something for Everyone at Outdoor Heritage

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pennsylvania Game Commission

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Visitors to Outdoor Heritage will be treated to a veritable smorgasbord of
 sights, sounds and smells during the three-day event, which will take place
 May 3-5, at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds, just off Route 22 in
 Huntingdon.
     Outdoor Heritage, a unique celebration of the state's outdoor, wildlife,
 cultural and social heritage, is a joint project of the Westsylvania Heritage
 Corporation, Pennsylvania Game Commission and numerous other partners
 including Sen. Robert C. Jubelirer, Rep. Larry O. Sather, several state
 agencies and the Weatherby Foundation.
     On Friday, May 4, Starfire Corporation, of Cambria County, will conduct a
 1 p.m. presentation on fireworks and the use of explosives in the region's
 mining industry and quarries.  Later that evening, just after dusk, Starfire
 will put on a fireworks display.
     The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has
 donated thousands of Norway spruce seed packets to hand out to Outdoor
 Heritage visitors.
     "I am pleased that the Game Commission is able to join Westsylvania
 Heritage Corporation and other partners to tell the story of Pennsylvania's
 past," said Vern Ross, Game Commission executive director.
     Game Commission personnel will play major roles and be quite visible in
 programs and presentations over the three-day event.  Programs will include:
 Bats, by Wildlife Technician Calvin M. Butchkoski; Pennsylvania Elk, Wildlife
 Biologist Rawley Cogan; Grassland Birds, Wildlife Biologist Scott Klinger;
 Pennsylvania Bobcats, Wildlife Biologist Matt Lovallo; Bear Processing,
 depending on the availability of subjects; Deer Management, and Elk Habitat.
     The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has produced 10,000 cloth bags for those who
 attend Outdoor Heritage.
     Young students will be able to learn and enjoy many hands-on activities
 and displays at the "Kidsylvania Tent," which is sponsored by the state
 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
     To help visitors take a leap back in time, re-enactors will be on hand to
 demonstrate the life and times of American Revolutionary War and Civil War
 encampments, as well as the famed Lewis and Clark expedition.  "Frank Kehoe,"
 a turn-of-the-century Irish immigrant and coal miner, will be exemplified by
 Richard Pawling; and "Theodore Roosevelt," also known as Keith McGough, will
 discuss issues such as conservation heritage, the nation's hunting legacy and
 the changes in the American Presidency.
     For more information, visit the Outdoor Heritage website
 (www.westsylvania.org/oh), which also can be accessed through the Game
 Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us).
     The Outdoor Heritage event is a follow-up to the Governor's Symposium on
 North America's Hunting Heritage, which was hosted by Gov. Tom Ridge in
 Hershey in 1998.
     Other partners helping to sponsor Outdoor Heritage activities include:
 Huntingdon County Commissioners; Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and
 Natural Resources; Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; Pennsylvania
 Department of Education; Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission; the
 Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association; Huntingdon County Fair
 Board/Agricultural Association; Pennsylvania Farm Bureau; National Rifle
 Association Foundation; National Shooting Sports Foundation; Winchester
 Ammunition; Ithaca Firearms; National Wild Turkey Federation; Theodore
 Roosevelt Conservation Alliance; Safari Club International; Ruffed Grouse
 Society; Pennsylvania Trappers Association; Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation;
 Newton Wayne Sportsmen; Glendale Sportsmen; Bald Eagle Sportsmen; Pennsylvania
 Audubon Society; Pennsylvania Bluebird Society; Mead Consumer and Office
 Products Corporation; Hoss' Steak and Seafood House; RR Donnelly; Domino's
 Pizza; Pizza Hut; Burger King; McDonald's; Galliker Dairy Company; and the
 Pennsylvania Performing Arts Tour.
 
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    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Visitors to Outdoor Heritage will be treated to a veritable smorgasbord of
 sights, sounds and smells during the three-day event, which will take place
 May 3-5, at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds, just off Route 22 in
 Huntingdon.
     Outdoor Heritage, a unique celebration of the state's outdoor, wildlife,
 cultural and social heritage, is a joint project of the Westsylvania Heritage
 Corporation, Pennsylvania Game Commission and numerous other partners
 including Sen. Robert C. Jubelirer, Rep. Larry O. Sather, several state
 agencies and the Weatherby Foundation.
     On Friday, May 4, Starfire Corporation, of Cambria County, will conduct a
 1 p.m. presentation on fireworks and the use of explosives in the region's
 mining industry and quarries.  Later that evening, just after dusk, Starfire
 will put on a fireworks display.
     The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has
 donated thousands of Norway spruce seed packets to hand out to Outdoor
 Heritage visitors.
     "I am pleased that the Game Commission is able to join Westsylvania
 Heritage Corporation and other partners to tell the story of Pennsylvania's
 past," said Vern Ross, Game Commission executive director.
     Game Commission personnel will play major roles and be quite visible in
 programs and presentations over the three-day event.  Programs will include:
 Bats, by Wildlife Technician Calvin M. Butchkoski; Pennsylvania Elk, Wildlife
 Biologist Rawley Cogan; Grassland Birds, Wildlife Biologist Scott Klinger;
 Pennsylvania Bobcats, Wildlife Biologist Matt Lovallo; Bear Processing,
 depending on the availability of subjects; Deer Management, and Elk Habitat.
     The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has produced 10,000 cloth bags for those who
 attend Outdoor Heritage.
     Young students will be able to learn and enjoy many hands-on activities
 and displays at the "Kidsylvania Tent," which is sponsored by the state
 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
     To help visitors take a leap back in time, re-enactors will be on hand to
 demonstrate the life and times of American Revolutionary War and Civil War
 encampments, as well as the famed Lewis and Clark expedition.  "Frank Kehoe,"
 a turn-of-the-century Irish immigrant and coal miner, will be exemplified by
 Richard Pawling; and "Theodore Roosevelt," also known as Keith McGough, will
 discuss issues such as conservation heritage, the nation's hunting legacy and
 the changes in the American Presidency.
     For more information, visit the Outdoor Heritage website
 (www.westsylvania.org/oh), which also can be accessed through the Game
 Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us).
     The Outdoor Heritage event is a follow-up to the Governor's Symposium on
 North America's Hunting Heritage, which was hosted by Gov. Tom Ridge in
 Hershey in 1998.
     Other partners helping to sponsor Outdoor Heritage activities include:
 Huntingdon County Commissioners; Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and
 Natural Resources; Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; Pennsylvania
 Department of Education; Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission; the
 Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association; Huntingdon County Fair
 Board/Agricultural Association; Pennsylvania Farm Bureau; National Rifle
 Association Foundation; National Shooting Sports Foundation; Winchester
 Ammunition; Ithaca Firearms; National Wild Turkey Federation; Theodore
 Roosevelt Conservation Alliance; Safari Club International; Ruffed Grouse
 Society; Pennsylvania Trappers Association; Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation;
 Newton Wayne Sportsmen; Glendale Sportsmen; Bald Eagle Sportsmen; Pennsylvania
 Audubon Society; Pennsylvania Bluebird Society; Mead Consumer and Office
 Products Corporation; Hoss' Steak and Seafood House; RR Donnelly; Domino's
 Pizza; Pizza Hut; Burger King; McDonald's; Galliker Dairy Company; and the
 Pennsylvania Performing Arts Tour.
 
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