Board of Game commissioners To meet September 25 & 26, 2017
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its fourth quarterly meeting of 2017, on September 25 & 26.
On Monday, Sept. 25, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the board will hear public comments followed by Game Commission staff reports. Individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – can register beginning at 7:45 a.m. on a first-come, first-to-speak basis. PowerPoint presentations are not permitted during the public comment period.
On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the board will take up its prepared agenda. A tentative agenda will be posted about two weeks prior to the meeting.
Upcoming meetings of the Board include:
Working Group Meetings: August 28, 2017
OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS
Field Days: Spring & Summer
Field Days introduce participants to outdoor sports such as archery, trapping, and hunting through closely supervised hands-on activities. An adult must accompany all youth participants and can accompany more than one youth. Please ensure that your child meets the age requirements of the Field Day that you are registering for, as each event is different. If you are interested in hosting a Field Day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hunter-Trapper Education Classes: January - November
This six-hour training is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can buy a license. You must pass a certification exam at the end of the class to complete this training. Check the class calendar to find a course near you. An online course is An online course is available at any time for those who are at least 16 years old.
July 19 - Waterfowl Program, Luzerne County; 7 p.m.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Waterfowl Biologist Molly Giles will present a program on waterfowl at the Northeast Region Office in Dallas. This program will cover how the Game Commission monitors waterfowl populations through trapping and banding and the role hunters play in obtaining biological data to help manage ducks and geese. Attendees will also learn how to identify common waterfowl species. The Game Commission Northeast Region Office is located at 3917 Memorial Hwy. in Dallas. The office phone number is 570-675-1143. No reservations are required.
July 28 - Webinar; Passenger Pigeons; noon
Join the Game Commission's Northeast Region Information & Education Supervisor for a short, 30- to 40-minute webinar on the Passenger Pigeon. Details and registration information will be posted soon.
August 4 thru 6 - Middle Creek Wildlife Art Show, Lancaster County
Check out Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area’s 32nd
Annual Art Show. More than 20 local wildlife artist will have
their work on display. There will be food and refreshments as well as an art
raffle. This event is open to the public. Admission is free. Hours are Friday, August 4 from 1 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Middle Creek Visitor Center; 100 Museum Road in Stevens, PA; 17578. Call 717-733-1512 for more information.
September 24 - National Hunting & Fishing Day, Lancaster County; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Come join us for the annual National Hunting & Fishing
Day Celebration at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center.
Featured events and activities include live bird of prey demonstrations and programs,
exhibits and displays from local sportsman’s organizations, bird dog
demostrations, archery shooting, muzzleloader shooting, reptile and amphibian
displays, youth fishing, and a venison roast courtesy of the Izaak Walton
league. It is a day for the entire family to enjoy! Rain or Shine. Free Admission. 100 Museum Road in Stevens, PA; 17578. Call 717-733-1512 for more information.