HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvania’s furtakers will play a critical role in a study to determine the extent to which mouse and rat poisons might be affecting the state’s bobcats, fishers and otters. Hunters and trappers are being asked to participate in the study by submitting carcasses... Read More.
Pennsylvania - The state Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania Game Commission are again encouraging hunters to consider sharing their deer harvest to provide thousands of pounds of venison to people in need. Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) is Pennsylvania’s venison donation program for hunters who... Read More.
Loretto, PA – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced that the 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show will run from Saturday, January 8 through Saturday, January 15 and will be hosted at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. "Each year, the Pennsylvania Farm Show chooses a theme to... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Game Commission responded to recent reports about the connection between COVID-19 and deer, pointing out there’s no evidence deer can spread the virus to humans or that humans are at risk of contracting the virus from consuming venison. As always,... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania hunters followed up 2019-20 hunting seasons’ highest overall deer harvest in 15 years by topping it when they took an estimated 435,180 deer in the 2020-21 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported. The 2020-21 estimated deer... Read More.
HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvania’s upcoming firearms deer season will start with a bang. For the first time in the Game Commission’s history, deer hunters will have a Saturday-Sunday opening weekend. Hunters in 10 Wildlife Management Units also will have concurrent antlered/antlerless hunting throughout the 14-day firearms... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA - Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding joined Hunger-Free Pennsylvania and Hunters Sharing the Harvest today to encourage Pennsylvania’s more than 850,000 licensed hunters to consider donating a deer to Pennsylvanians in need of food this hunting season. “In a year of challenges, Hunters Sharing the... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania hunters took 4,653 black bears this past fall, setting a new state record bear harvest. In 2018, the bear harvest was 3,153, 11th best all-time, but also the lowest bear harvest in the past 11 years. So, the overall bear harvest... Read More.