Pennsylvania Hunting News

Pennsylvania Judge Strikes Down Gun Control
Following the ruling by Common Pleas Court Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan striking down the Philadelphia City Council's ban on so-called "assault weapons" and a second ordinance limiting handgun purchases to one a month, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry and plaintiff in the suit – issued a statement.
Pennsylvania GC Removed Protection on Feral Swine
At the unanimous direction of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners, and in response to a recent state Supreme Court ruling, Carl G. Roe, agency executive director, issued an order removing protection on feral swine in 64 of the state's 67 counties.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Meeting April 21 & 22
The agenda for the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners meeting, which is slated for April 21-22, was posted on the agency's website www.pgc.state.pa.us
Pennsylvania GC Announces Youth Education Summit
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials announced that the Friends of the National Rifle Association application deadline for its upcoming Pennsylvania Youth Education Summit (YES) in Harrisburg is fast approaching.
Pennsylvania Deer Test Negative for CWD
Samples taken from the 35 hunter-killed elk during the state's 2007 hunting season have all tested negative for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's wildlife veterinarian.
Pennsylvania Deer Management Open Houses
Following up on last fall's effort to explain the state's deer management program and meet interested residents closer to home, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is, once again, hitting the road in coming weeks to hold six open houses across the state.
New Wild Boar Hunting Regulations for Pennsylvania
In response to a recent state Supreme Court ruling, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe directed staff to begin developing regulations to allow the incidental taking of wild boars during certain hunting seasons.
Texas Hunters and Anglers Lead the Nation
A ranking of states in categories including total number of hunters and anglers, spending by sportsmen, jobs supported, taxes generated, number of days spent hunting and fishing and the most traveled to states by hunters and anglers has been released for the first time.
Pennsylvania Turkey Hunters Can Apply for Second Tag
Beginning Jan. 1, Pennsylvania hunters who would like the opportunity to harvest a second spring gobbler may apply for a second spring gobbler license, according to Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe.
Pennsylvania Bear Season Ninth Overall
With an additional 291 bears taken during the extended bear season, Pennsylvania Game Commission preliminary harvest reports accounted for 2,356 bears, which moves this year's harvest into ninth place in state bear harvests.