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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, Fayette 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.
August 27 – Working Group meeting
December 17 – Working Group meeting
January 27, 28, 29 (2019) – Commission meeting



Upcoming Events

Aug. 29, Saturday - Chronic Wasting Disease w Rep. Barry Jozwiak; Berks County, 6-8p
Rep. Barry Jozwiak invites you to an informational event on chronic wasting disease at the Schuylkill Valley High School. What is it? How does it spread? Are you at risk? Learn about the rules and guidelines pertaining to hunting and transporting deer carcasses, and about Disease Management Area boundaries. Speakers will include information and education supervisor for the Game Commission Southeast Region Office Dustin Stoner and assistant director of the Bureau of Animal Health & Diagnostic Services for the PA Dept. of Agriculture Kevin Brightbill. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Please call Rep. Jozwiak's district office at 610-378-4407.

Sept. 4, Tuesday - Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Lancaster County, 7:00p
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. Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center; Stevens, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD

Sept. 6, Thursday - Game Commission Night with Rep. Clint Owlett; Tioga County, 6-9p
Area hunters and landowners are encouraged to join Representative Clint Owlett at the Wellsboro Fireman's Annex on East Avenue for an evening of information about the Pennsylvania Game Commission and what it is doing to preserve the state's wildlife. Expert-led presentations will include various agency representatives discussing controlled burns, how to present yourself when approached by a game warden, chronic wasting disease, and the future of the agency. A family-friendly event. Refreshments provided. Please RSVP at www.RepOwlett.com or 570-724-1390. 

Sept. 8, Saturday - Chronic Wasting Disease Presentation; Clearfield County, 6:00p
This presentation will consist of expert speakers followed by a short question and answer session. Hyde Fire Company; Clearfield, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD.

Sept. 12, Wednesday - Northern Flying Squirrel Program; Luzerne County, 7:00p
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will present a program on the state endangered Northern flying squirrel. Information and Education Supervisor William Williams will discuss how the agency is attempting to preserve Northern flying squirrel habitat on state game lands. The event will be held at the Back Mountain Regional EMA building located at 3593 Route 118 (a half-mile west of the intersection of routes 118 and 415), in Dallas. No reservations required. For more information contact the Game Commission Northeast Region Office at 570-675-1143.

Sept. 18, Tuesday - Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Jefferson County, 6:00p
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. Brookville Heritage House; Brookville, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD

Sept. 19, Wednesday - Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Clearfield County, 6:00p
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. Mahaffey Fire Hall; Mahaffey, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD

Sept. 20, Thursday - Chronic Wasting Disease Presentation; Sullivan County, 7:00p
This presentation will consist of expert speakers followed by a short question and answer session. DCNR Forestry Building; LaPorte, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD. 

Sept. 20, Thursday Chronic Wasting Disease Presentation; Lebanon County, 6:30p
This presentation will consist of expert speakers followed by a short question and answer session. Myerstown Rod & Gun Club; Myerstown, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD. 

Sept. 20, Thursday - Chronic Wasting Disease Presentation; Lackawanna County, 5:00p
This presentation will consist of expert speakers followed by a short question and answer session. Dickson City Borough Hall; Dickson City, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD. 

Sept. 21, Friday - Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Indiana County, 6:00p
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. Park Hall; Marion Center, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD. 

Sept. 22, Saturday Chronic Wasting Disease Presentation; Jefferson County, 8:00p
This presentation will consist of expert speakers followed by a short question and answer session. 
Jefferson County Fairgrounds; Brookville, PA. Learn more about CWD in Pennsylvania at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWD. 
Sept. 27, Thursday - Chronic Wasting Disease Open House; Jefferson County, 6:00p
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.
(Location to be determined); 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.