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Board of Game Commissioners To Meet July 22 & 23, 2019

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its third quarterly meeting of 2019, on Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. The Game Commission’s headquarters is located at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

This meeting may not be live-streamed due to equipment failure. It will be recorded and uploaded at a later date to the agency YouTube Channel.

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

On Monday, July 22, the commissioners will hear public comment. Individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – may register on a first-come, first-to-speak basis. PowerPoint presentations are not permitted during public comment periods.

On Tuesday, July 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the board will take up its prepared agenda. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

Additional Meetings of the Board - Working Group meetings are an opportunity for the Board to hear from staff; public comments are not accepted.

Aug. 19 – Working Group
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 – Board Meeting
Dec. 17 – Working Group
Jan. 26-28, 2020 – Board Meeting


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 17; Bald Eagles; 7p; Luzerne County
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will host an educational program on bald eagles. This free program will discuss bald-eagle biology and behavior, ecology and population trends in Pennsylvania. Only three pairs of bald eagles were found to be nesting in Pennsylvania as recently as the early 1980s. Thanks largely to improvements in Pennsylvania’s water quality and a highly successful reintroduction project, there are about 300 nesting pairs today. The Game Commission Northeast Region Office is located at 3917 Memorial Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (570) 675-1143. No reservations are required.

Thursday, July 18; Big Game Feeding Open House; 6-8p; Lycoming County
Learn about the dangers in feeding wildlife. We encourage you to stop by and learn about this issue and offer comments at an upcoming open house. Northcentral Regional Office, 1566 PA-44,
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
; 570-398-4744. Learn more.

Tuesday, July 23; Big Game Feeding Open House; 6-8p; Berks County
Learn about the dangers in feeding wildlife. We encourage you to stop by and learn about this issue and offer comments at an upcoming open house. Southeast Regional Office, 253 Snyder Rd, 
Reading, PA 19605
; 610-926-3136. Learn more.

Wednesday, July 24; Big Game Feeding Open House; 6-8p; Luzerne County
Learn about the dangers in feeding wildlife. We encourage you to stop by and learn about this issue and offer comments at an upcoming open house. Northeast Regional Office, 3917 Memorial Hwy,
Dallas, PA 18612
; 570-675-1143. Learn more.

Tuesday, July 30; Big Game Feeding Open House; 6-8p; Venango County
Learn about the dangers in feeding wildlife. We encourage you to stop by and learn about this issue and offer comments at an upcoming open house. Northwest Regional Office, 1509 Pittsburgh Rd,
Franklin, PA 16323
; 814-432-3187. Learn more.

Wednesday, July 31; Big Game Feeding Open House; 6-8p; Huntingdon County
Learn about the dangers in feeding wildlife. We encourage you to stop by and learn about this issue and offer comments at an upcoming open house. Southcentral Regional Office, 8627 William Penn Hwy,
Huntingdon, PA 16652
; 814-643-1831. Learn more.

Thursday, August 1; Animal Sign Educator Workshop; 9a - 2:30p; Franklin County
This in an Advanced Project WILD Workshop: WILD About Animal Sign and Tracking. The workshop is designed for formal and non-formal educators to be hands-on and help you teach others about reading sign and tracking wildlife. Participants can earn 5 Act 48 hours. Field exercises include interpreting wildlife sign, studying animal gaits and patterns, as well as identifying local animals found in Pennsylvania. Learn how to create and take advantage of track traps and preserve sign when you find it. Bring a lunch, drink, and dress to go outside. Location: Charles Brightbill Environmental Center; 4881 Ft. Loudon Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236. Pre-registration is required: e-mail Sheila Snider at twepmail@gmail.com . Registration fee $10 (made out to PGC) can pay that day. Registration deadline is July 11, 2019. 

Friday - Sunday, August 2-4; Middle Creek Wildlife Art Show; Lancaster County
FREE Admission. Meet Pennsylvania's most talented wildlife artists and view their extraordinary artwork. Works are available for sale. Friday 8/2, 1p-6p. Saturday 8/3, 9a-3p. Sunday 8/4, 10a-4p. Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center, 100 Museum Road, Stevens, PA. 17578. 717-733-1512.

Wednesday, August 7; Big Game Feeding Open House; 6-8p; Westmoreland County
A statewide ban on feeding all big game (elk, bear, turkey, and deer), to slow the spread of wildlife diseases, is being considered but we need your help. We encourage you to stop by and learn about this issue and offer comments at an upcoming open house. Delmont Fire Dept. 2360 PA-66, Delmont, PA 15626; 724-238-9523. Learn more.

Thursday, August 8; Big Game Feeding Open House; 6-8p; Lycoming County
A statewide ban on feeding all big game (elk, bear, turkey, and deer), to slow the spread of wildlife diseases, is being considered but we need your help. We encourage you to stop by and learn about this issue and offer comments at an upcoming open house. Northcentral Regional Office, 1566 PA-44,
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
; 570-398-4744. Learn more.

Wednesday, August 21; Pennsylvania Bats; 7p; Luzerne County
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will host an educational program on Pennsylvania's bats. Northeast Region Diversity Biologist Rich Fritsky will present information on bat biology, behavior, ecology, common myths and population monitoring.  Several cave bat species in the eastern United States have been greatly affected by the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome. The status of this devastating disease in Pennsylvania, and its future implications for bat populations, will be examined. The Game Commission Northeast Region Office is located at 3917 Memorial Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (570) 675-1143. No reservations required.

Sunday, September 22; National Hunting & Fishing Day; 11a-5p; Lancaster County
FREE Admission. Spend the day enjoying live demonstrations, displays and vendors. Fishing and archery shooting experiences for kids. Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center, 100 Museum Road, Stevens, PA. 17578. 717-733-1512.



Other 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.