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Board of Game commissioners To Meet April 23-24, 2018

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its second quarterly meeting of 2018, April 23 and 24 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters.

On Monday, April 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the commissioners will hear public comments followed by Game Commission staff reports. Antlerless deer license allocations for the 2018-19 seasons will be presented for the board to consider. Harvest results from the 2017-18 deer seasons will be announced in mid-March.

On Tuesday, April 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the board hear any remaining staff reports before taking up its prepared agenda to give final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2018-19.

The Game Commission’s headquarters is located at 2001 Elmerton Avenue, just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. Those unable to attend board meetings can watch much of them from home. The meeting is scheduled to be live-streamed beginning Monday morning, immediately following the conclusion of public comments. In addition, the full Board meeting on Tuesday is scheduled to be live-streamed beginning at 8:30 a.m.

A draft of the agenda will be available here roughly two weeks prior to the meeting.


Additional Meetings of the Board - Working Group meetings are an opportunity for the Board to hear from staff; public comments are not accepted.
March 26 – Working Group meeting
June 4 – Working Group meeting
July 30, 31 – Commission meeting
August 27 – Working Group meeting
September 24, 25 – Commission meeting
December 17 – Working Group meeting
January 27, 28, 29 (2019) – Commission meeting

Upcoming events

March 4, Cabin Fever Sunday, Harrisburg; 12:30p
Basic Winter Tree Identification - Pennsylvania State Game Wardens will provide basic instruction on how to identify common trees, shrubs and vines using a variety of field identification techniques that are utilized by wardens. The class will include outdoor demonstrations, please dress appropriately. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., presentation starts at 1 p.m. and is about two hours in length. Game Commission Headquarters; 2001 Elmerton Avenue; Harrisburg 17110.
March 29, 2018, Peregrine Falcon Educator Workshop: WILD in the City; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join the PA Game Commission, DEP and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park.
  • Explore Pennsylvania's peregrine reintroduction effort
  • Examine falcon and endangered species concepts
  • Observe wild falcons
Participating teachers eligible for 5.5 Act 48 credit hours. Workshop is free and bring your lunch. To register, visit  Rachel Carson State Office Building; 400 Market Street  Rachel Carson State Office Building; 400 Market Street; Harrisburg, PA.
April 8, Cabin Fever Sunday, Harrisburg; 12:30
Introduction to Algonquin Provincial Park - Join Pennsylvania State Game Wardens as we partner with DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and DCNR Deputy Secretary for Parks and Forestry, John Norbeck to learn about Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park. The park boasts thousands of lakes, hundreds of miles of trails (canoe, hiking and biking), two museums, an art center, 14 campgrounds and several lodges for fantastic vacation experiences. In a country famous for canoeing, Algonquin stands out as one of Canada’s best wilderness canoe tripping destinations. By presenting glimpses of past trips, Dirk Dixon, a long-time member of The Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg, will provide insight into the excellent vacation opportunities Algonquin has to offer. Members of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association and Shanks Mare Outfitters from Wrightsville Pennsylvania will also be available to discuss paddling adventures and the variety of traditional wooden canoes and modern kayaks available for your outdoor enjoyment. Displays and doors open at 12:30 p.m., presentation starts at 2 p.m. and is about 40 minutes in length. Game Commission Headquarters; 2001 Elmerton Avenue; Harrisburg 17110.


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.

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