If you’re a turkey hunter, you may have noticed something, or rather a scarcity of something, while traveling around the district this spring — wild turkeys.
The slate of deer seasons approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners for the 2021-22 license year will allow for concurrent hunting for antlered and antlerless deer through the duration of the firearms deer season in all Wildlife Management Units (WMUs).
Friends of Jim Tobal are offering a youth trout fishing experience as a tribute to the long-time area educator, outdoorsman, and conservationist. Jim passed away in 2020.
Pennsylvania hunters followed up 2019-20 hunting seasons’ highest overall deer harvest in 15 years by topping it when they took an estimated 435,180 deer in the 2020-21 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported today.
Earlier this past week we were treated to a preview of the annual spring spectacular as Mother Nature warmed and watered the landscape and the result was a colorful display of early spring growth.
HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf this week encouraged residents to help reduce litter by joining the statewide “Pick Up Pennsylvania” campaign of community cleanups running through May 31.
With the new spring season here, the Wolf Administration reminds Pennsylvania residents and visitors to avoid ticks by taking precautions when spending time outdoors as the weather warms.
It would be a stretch to call it a case of man improving on nature, but the West Virginia golden trout does catch the eye.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s virtual wildlife education program, Wildlife on WiFi (WoW), has been named the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Environmental Education Program Award by the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE).
In a year that has been anything but typical for students across the state, Pennsylvania’s National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) has helped to keep student archers safely shooting their bows throughout the 2020-21 school year.
HARRISBURG — Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced Tuesday campsites will be available at an additional 16 state parks to accommodate fishing enthusiasts who want to stay overnight on April 2 for the new statewide trout opener the following day.
Participation in all outdoor pursuits has ballooned since the start of the COVID pandemic, which could explain some of this year’s ice-angling surge, but there’s also the weather.
Hunters and members of waterfowl organizations are invited to virtually attend the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Annual Waterfowl Briefing, which will be streamed live via the agency’s Facebook page, on Wednesday, March 10, at 1 p.m.
Spring might not be “just around the corner,” but bluebirds will be scouting out nesting sites before you know it, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission can help bring them and other songbirds to your backyard.
MELCROFT — Mountain Watershed Association, headquartered at Melcroft, Fayette County, has received a donation of a 21-acre tract of undeveloped land along Indian Creek in Saltlick Township. The parcel was donated by the Miller Family in memory and honor of Willis B. Miller and Mary L. (Swisher) Miller who made a lifetime of contributions to the Melcroft-area community.
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced Thursday that more campsites will be open to pets when their owners visit Pennsylvania state parks next year.
At its Jan. 23 meeting, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2021-22 license year.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission monitors the effects of chronic wasting disease (CWD) year-round, but the most intense surveillance efforts coincide with Pennsylvania’s deer hunting seasons. With those seasons now closed, the public can begin to view the results of these efforts on the CWD Surveillance Dashboard, which is available online at https://pgcdatacollection.pa.gov/CWDResultsLookup.
Not long ago it was a routine event. But in this time of quarantined confinement, topped by a wintry blast, it’s welcome news. The Fish and Boat Commission has announced its trout stocking schedule for the 2021 fishing season.
HARRISBURG — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced that the PA Preferred® Organic Program, funded through Governor Wolf’s PA Farm Bill, is partnering with Rodale Institute and Penn State Extension to offer Pennsylvania organic farmers and those interested in transitioning to organic a series of virtual field day sessions to learn about the latest tools, techniques, and research in organic no-till crop production.
HARRISBURG — The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) on Wednesday presented poll results to the Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council (CNRAC) indicating four out of five Pennsylvanians who visited parks and trails believe that time spent outdoors is essential to their physical and mental health during the pandemic.