Pennsylvania Hunting News

Pennsylvania Bowhunters May Get to Use Scopes
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners, in a notational vote, gave preliminary 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.
NRA Youth Education Summit in Pennsylvania
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 Big Game Scoring Results Available
Results of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's 2008 Big Game Scoring Program are featured in the February issue of the agency's monthly magazine, Pennsylvania Game News, which also includes stories of how most of the top deer, bear and elk trophies were taken.
Eastern Sports Show Presents "A Taste of the Great Outdoors"
"A Taste of the Great Outdoors" is one of the most popular events at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, presented by Chevrolet. It's a can't miss really... the perfect Sports Show combination--delicious game recipes prepared by talented chefs.
Replacement Fines for Poachers in Pennsylvania
The Board of Game Commissioners has taken a preliminary step to establish replacement costs that may be assessed on those convicted of illegally killing wildlife in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Takes Final Steps to Fully Implement POS
Expressing growing optimism, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe announced that the agency was taking final steps this week to fully implement its electronic license sale system, commonly referred to as "point-of-sale."
Pennsylvania Authorizes Release of Birds
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe signed an executive order to authorize hunters and dog trainers to release captive-raised/captive-bred ring-necked pheasants, bobwhite quail, chukar partridges and rock pigeons on State Game Lands for hunting or dog-training purposes.
Pennsylvania Turkey Hunters Can Get Second Tag Jan 1
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.
New York DEC Begins Final Year of Turkey Study
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced that DEC is preparing for the final field season of a large-scale wild turkey research project and is implementing a statewide winter flock survey.
Pennsylvania Bear Harvest 5th Highest
Pennsylvania Game Commission preliminary bear harvest figures show that 2,936 bears were taken during the recently completed three-day season (Nov. 24-26), and an additional 68 bears were harvested during the two-day archery bear harvest (Nov. 19-20).