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January 2020 Board Meeting NEW FORMAT

The January 2020 meeting will be the first to follow a new format, through which meetings will be held on Friday and Saturday rather than on Monday and Tuesday. The January meeting will be held at the Game Commission's headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit off Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. each day of the meeting.

Friday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is for the board to hear reports from staff. Public comment will not be accepted at this meeting.

Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8:30 a.m. Public comment – limited to five minutes – will be accepted at this meeting on a first-to-register, first-to-speak basis. Following the conclusion of public comment, the board will take up its regular agenda, then will discuss new business.

Those unable to attend the meeting can watch much of it from home. The meeting is scheduled to be live-streamed beginning with staff reports on Friday. In addition, the full board meeting on Saturday is to be live-streamed, immediately following public comment. The livestream can be viewed on the agency's YouTube channelOpens In A New Window.

The agenda for the January meeting will be available here roughly two weeks before the meeting.

Upcoming Events

Sat., March 14; WILD About Turkeys Educator Workshop; Elk County; 9a-4p
Teachers, earn 6.5 Act 48 hours while learning about one of Pennsylvania's most intriguing species at this WILD About Turkeys Educator Workshop. Open to formal and non-formal educators working with students in grades 6-12, this engaging workshop will explore the natural history and habitat needs of the Eastern Wild Turkey, historical and current management strategies, and research techniques including a demonstration of trapping and banding methods. The agenda will include both indoor and outdoor activities. Participants should dress comfortably and be prepared for any weather. Snacks and drinks are provided. Lunch is not provided, please bring your own lunch. This free workshop is March 14th. Pre-registration is required by March 6th. Space is limited to 30 participants. For more information and to register, call the Elk Country Visitor Center at 814-787-5173.

Aug. 7-9; Art Show at Middle Creek’s Visitors Center; Lancaster County
Friday, August 7: 1-6p; Saturday, August 8: 9a-6p; Sunday, August 9: 10a-4p. Learn about Middle Creek.

Sunday, Sept. 27; National Hunting and Fishing Day at Middle Creek; Lancaster County; 11a-5p
Learn about Middle Creek.

Recurring Events

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