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The Board of Game Commissioners will hold its third meeting of 2021, on July 23 and 24.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will meet, live and in person at the agency's Harrisburg headquarters. The meeting on Friday, July 23 begins at 1 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is for the board to hear reports from staff. Public comment will not be accepted on Friday.

Saturday, July 24 begins at 8:30 a.m. Public comment – limited to five minutes – will be accepted on a first-to-register, first-to-speak basis. Registration begins when doors to the Harrisburg headquarters open at 7:45 a.m. PowerPoint presentations are not permitted during public comment periods. Following the conclusion of public comment, the board will take up its prepared agenda, then will discuss new business.

The Game Commission's headquarters is located at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit off Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. The meeting is scheduled to be live-streamed Friday and again on Saturday, following the conclusion of public comments. The live stream can be viewed on the agency's YouTube channel.

  • Those wishing to submit comments for the board can email pgccomments@pa.gov. All submitted public comments will be sent to the board to be read before the July meeting.
  • Recordings from past meetings can be viewed on the Game Commission's YouTube channel.
  • The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for Sept. 10 and 11.

Junior Game Warden Camps

Tuesday, July 27; Junior Game Warden Camp, 9:00am - 3:00pm; Huntingdon County
The Northcentral Region is hosting a Junior Game Warden Camp for kids 11 to 15 years old. This is an opportunity for kids to see some of the awesome things a Pennsylvania Game Warden does, including wildlife capture and tracking, wilderness survival, and wildlife forensics. The camp will be held on State Game Lands 176 at the Scotia Range building just outside of State College. We hope to see you there! Registration is limited. Registration opens June 11 at 9:00am.

Friday, July 30; Junior Game Warden Camp, 8:00am - 3:00pm; Lancaster County
The Pennsylvania Game Commission Junior Game Warden Camp is a one-day event open to youth between the ages of 11 and 15 years of age. Attendees will spend the day with Pennsylvania Game Wardens gaining insight to one of the most unique, diverse and exciting careers in field of wildlife conservation. Campers will begin the day with a general overview of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, it’s mission, and the expectations for the day. Then, wardens will organize the campers in a formation for some light physical fitness and confidence building activities prior to participation in the hands-on group learning activity stations. Campers will learn about wildlife crime forensics and the methods wardens use to catch poachers and solve wildlife related crimes. Additional instruction will include Wildlife capture techniques for wildlife nuisance complaints and wildlife research purposes; woodland tracking skills; and outdoor survival skills. Attendees will get a glimpse of what it is like to work on the thin green line as a Pennsylvania Game Warden. Camp will be held at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor’s Center, located at 100 Museum Road, Stevens PA 17578. Special take home items include; JGWC T-shirt, JGWC patch. water bottle, backpack & survival kit. Bottled water and bag lunch will be provided. Campers with special dietary needs should bring a bag lunch from home. The Junior Game Warden Camp will offer youth a structured, fun filled day learning about the career of a Pennsylvania Game Warden. Registration is limited to 30 campers. Registration opens June 11 at 9:00am.