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PGC to adopt seasons and bag limits

Published April 09. 2011 09:00AM

Final adoption of the 2011-12 hunting and furtaking seasons, bag limits and antlerless allocations will highlight the quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners, Monday and Tuesday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days, at agency headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Ave. exit of Interstate 81, Harrisburg.

Monday, the board will hear public comments on the proposed seasons and bag limits that were given preliminary approval in January. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. for registration by those interested in offering public testimony, which is limited to five minutes, and the board will receive agency staff reports and updates.

Tuesday, the board is scheduled to take official action to finalize the 2011-12 seasons and bag limits and to set antlerless deer license allocations for the upcoming seasons. A complete agenda for the meeting is posted on the agency website at


A Pennsylvania Game Commission Hunter-Trapper Education Course will be presented Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23, from 6-9 p.m. each day, at Palmerton Rod and Gun Club. For required pre-registration, access the PGC website at for information, contact Mike Loftus at


This year's "Turkey Classic" will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, featuring professional in the hunting industry who will conduct product demonstrations and to assist Pennsylvania turkey hunters with all their pre-hunt preparations, at Cabela's Hamburg store. Seminars and other events are designed for both novice and experienced turkey hunters and focus on new hunting tactics and products.

Among the seminar topics are do-it-yourself turkey taxidermy, ground blind tactics, shotgun patterning techniques, public land tactics, afternoon hunting strategies and turkey calling. Visitors can also enter to win a prize package valued at $6,500, which includes a three-day turkey hunt is northern Kansas and southern Nebraska with all meals, lodging and travel expenses paid, from March 10-April 23, 2012.

For information, access on the Web at or call the store at 610-929-7000.


"Must Have Outdoors" co-host Andrew Howard is today's guest of Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association member Doyle Dietz on "Experience The Outdoors," 7:30-8 a.m. on WLSH 1410-AM, Sunday, from 9:30-10 a.m., on WMGH, 105.5-FM and on the Web at by clicking the "Experience The Outdoors" link.


Bears Head Archery, Delano, located one mile off Exit 134, Interstate 81, has its 3-D course open daily to the public from dawn to dusk through Saturday, Oct. 15. Donations are accepted, and for information, contact Frank Blazusky at 570-467-0331 or


Muzzleloader shoots sponsored by the First Frontier Militia will be held Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club, off Route 248 between the Parryville and Bowmanstown exits on Gun Club Road. For information, call Roger Fisher at 610-377-2812.


A quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will be held Monday and Tuesday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days, at agency headquarters, 1601 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg.


A trap shoot will be held, Thursday, April 14, beginning at 6 p.m., at Orwigsburg Gun Club, Gun Club Road, off Route 443 East, Orwigsburg. For information, e-mail


Lone Pine Sportsmen's Club, Middleport, will hold a fishing rodeo, Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for ages 5-12. For information, call Colleen Shevokas at 570-668-0940.

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