•January 15, 2014 • 1 Comment
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has approved the appointment of a new executive director.
R. Matthew Hough, who is the agency’s deputy executive director, was approved by a unanimous vote of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners. Hough’s appointment will become official at 4 p.m. on Friday when Executive Director Carl G. Roe’s retirement becomes effective. Continue reading ‘Game commission names new executive director’
•January 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment
While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery.
The 2014 seedling order form is available online, and sales are set to begin Jan. 6. Continue reading ‘PGC: Help wildlife habitat via annual seedling sales’
•January 2, 2014 • Leave a Comment
A white-tailed deer that was killed by a vehicle in Bedford County this fall has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).
The deer, a 1 ½–year-old buck, was struck on Interstate 99 in November and sent for testing as part of Pennsylvania’s ongoing effort to monitor the prevalence and spread of CWD, which is fatal to members of the deer family, but is not known to be transmitted to humans. Continue reading ‘PGC: Deer found in western PA confirmed for CWD’
•December 21, 2013 • 1 Comment
Here in Pennsylvania, the late season flintlock muzzleloader season is less than a week away. That means it is a good time to get your supplies around and take a few practice shots before heading out after a few whitetails.
Cleaning a flintlock is critical and should be done regularly to preserve it for the long haul. While this video isn’t super-involved, it is a nice, quick refresher.
•December 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment
The 2,400 pheasants placed under quarantine following detection of avian cholera at a Pennsylvania game farm will not be released for late-season hunting.
Arrangements are being made to humanely depopulate and dispose of the affected flock at the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Loyalsock Game Farm. Continue reading ‘PGC: Cholera outbreak at game farm to affect pheasant stocking’
•December 18, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Chaff wasn’t the only thing floating through the crisp air as I slowly walked, stopped and walked again through a densely overgrown field on the opening day of rifled deer season.
So were the memories – the bittersweet moments shared with Dad while hunting over the past two-plus decades. Continue reading ‘A 9-point salute to our deer-driven dad’