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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Last year, scenes such as this took place a record total of 4,350 times in Pennsylvania, as bear hunters broke the previous record of 4,164 bears taken in 2005.

A few years ago, American Hunter, one of the magazines published by the National Rifle Association, rated Pennsylvania as one of the top five states in the Lower 48 as a destination for bear hunters.

Even without baiting and hunting with dogs being legal, Pennsylvania still rated high with the editors of the magazine. What makes the ranking even more impressive is that when the article appeared, the Pennsylvania Game Commission had not yet established the statewide archery bear season.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission personnel will conduct free tours Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. of State Game Lands 110 in Berks and Schuylkill counties and SGLs 211 in Dauphin and Lebanon counties will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

SOLOMONS, Md. – Three years ago, knowing the attraction of catching giant striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay has for anglers in the mid-Atlantic states, a group of people hit upon an idea to benefit the Greenwell Foundation – a non-profit organization supporting Greenwell State Park along the Patuxent River -- and other organizations by combining the fishing with a charitable cause.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

With the approaching fall hunting seasons, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is scheduling additional basic Hunter-Trapper Education courses for September and October so all new hunters can complete this mandatory course to be eligible to participate in the upcoming fall hunting seasons.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Area bowhunters truly have the best of both worlds.

Those who primarily target rack bucks continue to prepare for the opening of Pennsylvania's statewide archery deer season, Saturday, Sept. 29. For those who also enjoy putting venison in the freezer, however, their opening day is a week away – Saturday, Sept. 15, when antlerless-only hunting is through Friday, Sept. 28, in Wildlife Management Unit 5C.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

MALLORYTOWN, Ontario For recreational bass anglers, one of the biggest decisions they face is what color bait is the right color bait and when is the best time to fish that color.

In the Northeast, from the St. Lawrence to the Potomac, from the Susquehanna to the Delaware and all rivers in between what works at one location almost always is going to work at another. All that is needed is finding the right color bait for the species being fished.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Copies of the "2012 Pennsylvania Big Game Records" are available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission online at The Outdoor Shop,, by calling 1-888-888-3459, or by mail at PA Game Commission, Dept. MS, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. Over the counter sales cost $5, which includes sales tax; mailed copies are $6.25, which includes shipping and handling costs.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

KEMPTON – Calling a hand-crafted muzzleloader rifle that has been built by a master gunsmith like Mark Wheland a "reproduction" is clearly an inaccurate description.

Every rifle built by Wheland at his central Pennsylvania shop in Williamsburg and others like him is as much as of an original as were those build by the gunmakers of the 1700s. What sets the two apart is that one is contemporary, the other is an antique.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Test results have revealed that no chronic wasting disease was found in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state's 2011 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian.

In 2011, 3,766 samples from hunter-killed deer were tested, and CWD was not detected. This marked the 10th year for testing hunter-killed deer. In total, nearly 35,000 deer and elk have been tested, and CWD was not detected in any samples from previous years.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

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.