Longtime Pennsylvania Game Commission employee Dan Figured has been promoted to Northeast Region director by executive director Carl Roe. Figured, who most recently served as Northeast Region Law Enforcement Supervisor, fills the vacancy created when Steve Schweitzer retired April 13.
As director of the Northeast Region, which is comprised of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties, Figured is responsible for all PGC information and education programs and wildlife protection activities in the 13 counties. He also will oversee the habitat improvement projects and all other land management activities on the nearly 367,000 acres of State Game Lands in the region.
A graduate of the 23rd Class of the Game Commission's Ross Leffler School of Conservation, Figured was assigned to a Wildlife Conservation Officer district in Delaware County in 1996. In 2006, he was promoted to Northeast Region Law Enforcement Supervisor.
During his PGC career, Figured has been recognized for his service by being named the Northeast Region nominee for the Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of Year in 2000 and the Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association Wildlife Officer of the Year in 2003.
Prior to joining the PGC full time, he served as a deputy wildlife conservation officer in Lackawanna County.
A native of Scranton, Figured graduated from West Scranton High School and earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture science from Pennsylvania State University. He currently resides in Olyphant.
Cabela's stores nationwide will honor the contributions of those who serve by offering employee pricing to all active duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel beginning Wednesday, June 27, through Friday, June 29. To participate in the "Hometown Heroes" event, active and retired duty military, reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel should present their service ID to cashiers upon checkout, and for information call the Cabela's location in Hamburg at 610-929-7000.
A series of basic kayaking courses will be presented at Tuscarora State Park and prepaid registration is required. All equipment is provided, those 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult and there is a maximum weight limit of 275 pounds.
Course are Friday, June 29, 5 p.m.; Wednesday, July 4, 10 a.m.
For information and registration, call the park office at 570-467-2506 or register in person at the office.
Sunday's edition of "Experience The Outdoors," hosted by award-winning Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association member Doyle Dietz, at 7 a.m. on 1410 WLSH and 9:30 a.m. on Magic 105.5, will feature amateur bass angler Tom Banditelli of Tamaqua.
A quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners will be Monday and Tuesday at agency headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Ave. exit of Interstate 81, Harrisburg. Public comments and staff reports will be heard at Monday's meeting at 8:30 a.m., with doors opening at 7:45 for registration of those who wish to make comments. Agenda items will be handled at Tuesday's meeting, which begins at 8:30 a.m., with doors opening at 7:45.
A webcast of staff reports Monday will be available live on the PGC website at www.pgc.state.pa.us, and Tuesday's meeting will be webcast in its entirety.
Capital City Bassmasters of Harrisburg has moved this year's ninth annual Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Bass Classic to Shikellamy State Park, Sunbury. According to tournament chairman Bob Herman, the Saturday, July 14, event is expected to draw a full field of 100 boats because the area of the Susquehanna River is deeper than in Harrisburg, which will allow for the entry of fibreglass bass boats, as well at jet-drive boats.
Fishing will begin at safe light and the weigh-in is 2 p.m. Application forms are on the club website at capitalcitybass.com, and information is available by calling Herman at 717-938-8752.
Bear's Head 3-D course is open daily through Friday, Oct. 12, from dawn to dusk daily, except from 2-6 p.m. Sundays, on club grounds located off I-81 exit 134, 148 Lofty Road, Delano. For information, call the association at 570-467-0331.