NEWS RELEASE — HIGHLIGHTS FROM TODAY’S COMMISSIONERS MEETING

PENNSYLVANIA UPS PENALTY FOR KILLING EAGLES In addition to fines, replacement costs for killing eagles raised to $2,500.   Those who kill golden and bald eagles will face stiffer penalties under Pennsylvania law. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to a measure that increases to $2,500 the replacement costs for killing…

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LAST CHANCE FOR HUNTER-TRAPPER EDUCATION CLASSES

LAST CHANCE FOR HUNTER-TRAPPER EDUCATION CLASSES Instructors needed to teach basic and advanced courses.   Hunting season officially is underway. And for those planning to purchase their first hunting license this year, time is of the essence. All first-time license buyers in Pennsylvania are required first to successfully complete a basic Hunter-Trapper Education course. The…

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GAME COMMISSION TO HOST ANNUAL WATERFOWL BRIEFING

GAME COMMISSION TO HOST ANNUAL WATERFOWL BRIEFING This year’s symposium to be held at Game Commission’s Northwest Region office.   Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing on Friday, Aug. 7, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Northwest Pennsylvania Duck Hunters Association, on the status…

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VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES GOOSE HUNT ANNOUNCED

VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES GOOSE HUNT ANNOUNCED Forty applicants will have special opportunity at Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area.   Keith Harbaugh, director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Northwest Region, today announced a new initiative to honor military veteran hunters with disabilities. “We are proud to offer qualified veterans with disabilities the opportunity to hunt geese from…

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