Pennsylvania Hunting News

Pennsylvania Man Guilty of Poaching Elk in Colorado
The "long-arm of the law" caught up with George Isenberg Jr., 52, of Venetia, Washington County, who recently pled guilty of one count of unlawfully transporting illegal game into Pennsylvania, and concluded an investigation that began in January.
Pennsylvania Bobcat & Elk Apps Due Soon
Hunters and trappers seeking to participate in Pennsylvania's upcoming bobcat seasons have until Sept. 1 to submit an application via the Pennsylvania Game Commission's new Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS) to be included in the public drawing to award 1,780 permits.
Pennsylvania Anti-Poaching Bill Passes House
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe praised the House of Representatives, including House Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Edward G. Staback (D-Lackawanna), for the near unanimous approval of House Bill 1859, which would increase penalties and fines for poaching.
Pennsylvania Resident Antlerless Deer Apps Accepted July 13th
With full implementation of the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS), Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminded hunters that county treasurers will begin accepting antlerless deer license applications three weeks earlier than in past years.
Pennsylvania GC Votes to Restrict Use of Crossbows
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners, by a vote of 4-3, gave preliminary approval to regulatory changes that would, if approved at a subsequent meeting and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, restrict the use of crossbows for the upcoming fall hunting seasons.
Pennsylvania GC Hoping for Alternative Funding Sources
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe offered support to legislation sponsored by Rep. Camille "Bud" George (D-Clearfield) and supported by Rep. David Levdansky (D-Allegheny) that would provide an alternative source of funding for the state's wildlife management agency.
NSSF Will Match Reward for Stolen Firearms
As part of a national initiative to help curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry -- has announced that it will match the reward issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in the June 16, theft of 15 handguns from the P&C Gold and Coin Exchange in Brodheadsville, PA.
Pennsylvania GC Retains Feral Swine Restriction
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that he was retaining protection on feral swine in Bedford County in an effort to facilitate trapping by individuals permitted by the agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Pennsylvania Approves Scopes on Crossbows
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to a regulatory change that would allow hunters to use magnifying scopes on bows or crossbows during the archery deer and archery bear seasons.
Pennsylvania Apps For 2nd Turkey Due April 1st
Pennsylvania hunters interested in applying for a second spring gobbler tag have until April 1, according to Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe.