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Outdoors

Saturday, April 2, 2011

While baiting deer is no longer legal on public land in any wildlife management unit, the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commission did approve the continued use of limiting baiting as an effective tool to manage the deer populations on agriculture lands in the southeast corner of the state in WMUs 5C and 5D on approved properties enrolled in the agency's Agriculture Deer Depredation Program, commonly referred to as the "Red Tag" program.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Turkey hunting, especially for spring gobbler, is one of the fastest growing outdoors activities among women and youth hunters. Like the all hunters, women and youth are exposed to the many television programs dealing with turkey hunting, and they are also influenced by attending events such as women's outdoors events and youth field days.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

For anyone who had the opportunity to participate as a dog handler in any of last year's special Youth Pheasant Hunt the first Saturday in October, the experience was unforgettable.

What is easy to forget, however, is the advance preparation on the part of the many sportsmen's clubs with approved propagation facilities that stocked pheasants for the hunt and the special youth season created by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. That preparation began last winter when those clubs applied to the PGC to raise day-old pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the agency.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Experienced hunters and trappers are being sought by the Pennsylvania Game Commission who are interested in becoming volunteer instructors are being sought by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for its basic Hunter-Trapper Education, Successful Bowhunting, Successful Furtaking and the new Successful Turkey Hunting courses, as well as future courses under consideration.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Quality Deer Management Association founder Joe Hamilton will present the program "The State of Pennsylvania's Whitetail," Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. and doors opening at 6, at the Roadway Inn Convention Center, 1151 Bulldog Drive, Allentown.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Once flocks are located and permission to hunt is obtained from landowners, snow goose season in Pennsylvania can produce some fast-paced hunting that is highly rewarding. When the snows fail to cooperate, however, it can also be highly frustrating.

Again this year, Pennsylvania will have a special Snow Goose Conservation Season to – hopefully help reduce the ever-increasing population of snow geese. This year, this special late season opens Monday and continues through Saturday, April 16, and has a daily limit of 25 and no possession limit.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

HARRISBURG – In an attempt to balance the Pennsylvania Game Commission's program of deer management between the recommendations of staff biologists and input from hunters, the board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval at Tuesday's quarterly meeting to expand the split, five-day antlered deer season and seven-day concurrent season to a total of 11 wildlife management units during the statewide firearms season for the 2011-12 hunting and trapping seasons.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are encouraging bird and nature fans throughout the state to join tens of thousands of everyday North American bird watchers for the 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count, Friday-Monday, Feb. 18-21. A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, this free event is an opportunity for families, students, and people of all ages to discover the wonders of nature in backyards, schoolyards, and local parks, and, at the same time, make an important contribution to conservation.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

KEMPTON – In a word, the 2010 season was "outstanding" for outdoors enthusiasts who participated in the annual Autumn Hawk Watch at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

Highlighting the watch, which took place between August 15 and December 15, was an all-time record of 406 bald eagles being recorded as they flew past the lookouts at the world-famous migration watch site. In all, an above-average total of 20,498 birds of prey were recorded by the staff and volunteers.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

This year's theme is "Summer in the Great Pennsylvania Outdoors" for the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Poster Contest, which is open to students in grades 4-12.

Posters may use original artwork or photographs that depict the theme of the contest. Entries must be submitted on 11x17-inch poster board, and posters will be judged in Senior, Junior and Sub-Junior divisions and cash awards of $75, $60 and $50 will be awarded to the top three posters in each division.