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Millions could be owed to struggling Game Commission in dispute with mining company

For a cash-strapped agency, every dollar counts. But when it comes to millions of dollars, that sum could go a long way toward helping an agency stay in business. That’s how much could be owed to the Pennsylvania Game Commission in past mining leases, according to board member Dave Putnam. The Game Commission, a Harrisburg-based […]

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Program on deer farms helps combat chronic wasting disease

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced that Disease Management Area 1(DMA 1), which was established in 2012 after Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was found in a private deer herd on a farm in Adams County, will be dissolved. After five years of intense surveillance, and testing of approximately 4,800 deer, there is no evidence of […]

8 Comments - 11:41 am

Local conservation group holds outdoor skills camp for kids

The 2017 North Mountain Branch of Quality Deer Management Association’s Youth Outdoor Skills Camp was held on July 15 at the Sorber Mountain Cabin, with 72 youths ages 5-17 in attendance. The kids were split into six smaller groups of 10-15 each and participated in 10 activities that included pellet gun shooting, archery, fishing, trapping, […]

8 Comments - 11:21 am

Deadline for elk license drawing approaches

If you haven’t yet submitted an application to enter Pennsylvania’s annual elk-license drawing, you need to act fast. The deadline to enter the drawing is July 31. Submitting your application is your chance to hunt world-class elk in Pennsylvania in 2017. Applications can be submitted anywhere hunting licenses are sold, or online at the Game […]

8 Comments - 10:19 am

Local bass tournament news, results

Local bass tournament schedules and results (to have your tournament listed or post results, email [email protected]): Duke’s Bass Tournaments will hold a weekly Wednesday night tournament at Harveys Lake. Starting time is 6 p.m. and weigh-in is at 9 p.m. at the public boat launch. Anglers will weigh-in their heaviest bass and the weekly entry […]

8 Comments - 10:05 am

Millions could be owed to struggling Game Commission in dispute with mining company

For a cash-strapped agency, every dollar counts. But when it comes to millions of dollars, that sum could go a long way toward helping an agency stay in business. That’s how much could be owed to the Pennsylvania Game Commission in past mining leases, according to board member Dave Putnam. The Game Commission, a Harrisburg-based […]

8 Comments - 10:04 am

Caught on Camera

Joe Petcavage didn’t think he was seeing double when he found these photos on his trail camera. He actually saw twice as much. Petcavage had a camera set up on his property in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, when he captured the images of a doe and three fawns and a sow with three cubs last […]

8 Comments - 9:34 am

Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Time to shed light on PGC appointment process

When Sen. Lisa Baker and 14 of her colleagues voted against Gov. Tom Wolf’s pick to represent the northeast region on the Pennsylvania Game Commission board, it shed light on a problem with the process. Commissioners for the PGC board are nominated by the governor for confirmation by the state Senate, which is done through […]

8 Comments - 9:17 am

Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl members work together to improve waterfowl habitat

When Bob Avery reached inside a wood duck nest box and handed the contents to Devin Schappert, he was passing on a tradition. More than 30 years ago, Avery, who is a member of Ducks Unlimited, got involved helping to improve things for wood ducks on State Game Lands 57. Over the years, the Wilkes-Barre […]

8 Comments - 8:45 am

Local bass tournament news, results

Local bass tournament schedules and results (to have your tournament listed or post results, email [email protected]): Duke’s Bass Tournaments will hold a weekly Wednesday night tournament at Harveys Lake. Starting time is 6 p.m. and weigh-in is at 9 p.m. at the public boat launch. Anglers will weigh-in their heaviest bass and the weekly entry […]

8 Comments - 9:45 am

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