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Upcoming Events

Board of Game Commissioners To Meet Sept. 24-25, 2018

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its fourth quarterly meeting of 2018, Sept. 24 and 25 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

On Monday, Sept. 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the commissioners will hear public comments followed by Game Commission staff reports.

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the board will hear any remaining staff reports before taking up its prepared agenda.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is located at 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, Somerset County. The business meeting will be recorded and posted at a later date for viewing on the agency YouTube Channel.

A draft of the agenda will be available 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.
December 17 – Working Group meeting
January 27, 28, 29 (2019) – Commission meeting



Upcoming Events

This fall, visit us in Northcentral Pennsylvania's elk range for FREE educational events. All events run from Labor Day to Columbus Day unless otherwise noted.

Hands-on Guided Trail Hike At the Woodring Farm
Every Friday and Saturday night at 5pm and Sunday morning at 10am. Meet at the trailhead. No hike scheduled for Sept. 22nd & 23rd.
Guest Speaker Presentations Every Saturday; 3:30 pm; Dents Run View Area (on Winslow Hill)
9/29 Chronic Wasting Disease, Tony Ross, PGC Biologist
10/6 PA Bats, Michael Scafini, PGC Endangered Mammal Specialist
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Great Elk Tour; Winslow Hill Viewing Area
9/22-9/30 7am—7pm  
Children’s  Wildlife Crafts; Winslow Hill Viewing Area
Every Sunday 1-3 pm; No crafts scheduled for Sept. 22nd & 23rd

Sept. 26, Wednesday - Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Cumberland County, 6-7:30p

CWD open houses are designed as stations to be self-navigated at your own pace with agency staff on hand to answer questions about Chronic Wasting Disease. Feel free to arrive at anytime. Shippensburg Fish and Game Club; Shippensburg, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD. 

Sept. 27, Thursday - Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Jefferson County, 6-8:30p
CWD open houses are designed as stations to be self-navigated at your own pace with agency staff on hand to answer questions about Chronic Wasting Disease. Feel free to arrive at anytime. Brockway High School; Brockway, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD.

Oct. 18, Thursday Chronic Wasting Disease Presentation; Lancaster County, 6:00p
This presentation will consist of expert speakers followed by a short question and answer session.
Denver Borough building; Denver, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD



Other Special Events  

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.

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 recruitakid@pa.gov.