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PGC set to vote on allowing semi-automatic rifles for hunting

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expected to vote on a measure to allow semi-automatic rifles to be used in several hunting seasons, including deer and bear, later this month, and the prospect has some local gun shop owners bracing for brisk sales. The move comes two months after Gov. Tom Wolf signed into a law […]

8 Comments - 4:19 pm

Banner day for bears

Great weather leads to large hunter turnout By Tom Venesky tvenesky@timesleader.com Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) employee Kurt Yuhas weighs a 93-pound female black bear during the opening day of bear season at the PGC office in Dallas on Saturday. 11/21/15. Sean McKeag | Times Leader http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TTL112215Bear1.jpgPennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) employee Kurt Yuhas weighs a 93-pound […]

8 Comments - 9:59 pm

Robert Moulton, Lelena Zelinka cruise to victory at Back Mountain Catholic Youth 5K Run

By Robert Miner For Times Leader DALLAS — Robert Moulton scored an easy victory in the Back Mountain Catholic Youth 5K Run on Saturday at Gate of Heaven Church. The 23-year-old from Mountain Top — a past winner of the 5K — broke the tape in 17 minutes and 15 seconds. He outran second-place finisher, […]

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Pennsylvania Game Commission program showcases techniques used to solve poaching incidents

PGC program showcases techniques used to solve illegal hunting incidents By Tom Venesky tvenesky@timesleader.com PGC special investigator Dave Allen rewards his dog, Skye, after she located a spent shell casing during a field demonstration last week. http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_PGCforensics.jpgPGC special investigator Dave Allen rewards his dog, Skye, after she located a spent shell casing during a field […]

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Pennsylvania Game Commission program showcases techniques used to solve poaching incidents

PGC program showcases techniques used to solve illegal hunting incidents By Tom Venesky tvenesky@timesleader.com PGC special investigator Dave Allen rewards his dog, Skye, after she located a spent shell casing during a field demonstration last week. http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_PGCforensics1.jpgPGC special investigator Dave Allen rewards his dog, Skye, after she located a spent shell casing during a field […]

8 Comments - 9:48 pm

PGC program to offer detailed look at wildlife forensics

By Tom Venesky tvenesky@timesleader.com An empty shell casing along a dirt road may be trash to some, but for a Wildlife Conservation Officer it could serve as a key piece of evidence in a poaching case. The Pennsylvania Game Commission routinely investigates a wide array of crimes against wildlife, such as poaching, and WCOs rely […]

8 Comments - 6:23 pm

All eyes on owls

A mount of a great-horned owl on display during last Tuesday’s presentation by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Richard Frisky, a biologist with the PA Game Commission, explains the anatomy of the barn owl at a presentation in Dallas Tuesday night. Bill Williams flapped a hawk wing and created a whoosh sound to demonstrate how the […]

8 Comments - 10:22 pm


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