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Board of Game commissioners To meet march 27-28, 2017 

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its second quarterly meeting of 2017, from March 27 thru March 28 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters.

On Monday, March 27,  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 Tuesay, March 28, the board will hear additional public comments and take up its prepared agenda to approve hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2017-18. Doors opened at 7:45 a.m. Registration for those interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – also will begin at that time.

The Game Commission’s headquarters is located at 2001 Elmerton Avenue, just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. The meeting was live-streamed beginning Monday morning, immediately following the conclusion of public comments. A recording can be viewed for 30 days by creating a free account on Livestream.

Upcoming meetings of the Board include:

Board Meetings:  June 26 and 27, and September 25 and 26



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.



June 22 - WILD about Turkeys at Hawk Mountain, Berks County; 9a-3p
Staff members from the Pennsylvania Game Commission will instruct this WILD about Turkeys Teacher Workshop is designed for K-12 grade educators and will focus on many aspects of turkey management in Pennsylvania. Participants will learn where turkeys live, what they eat, how to identify turkey signs, and how the Game Commission manages turkey populations. Participants will receive educational materials and lesson plans. Act 48 pending. Light breakfast provided. Limited to 20 participants. $10 per educator. Registration required, contact Erin Brown at