Month: February 2005

Update: DCNR Deer Survey

DCNR LAUNCHES AERIAL SURVEY EFFORT TO GAUGE DEER POPULATIONS IN STATE FORESTS HARRISBURG: An infrared camera-equipped plane has begun flying over 250,000 acres of state forestland to obtain better information on white-tailed deer populations, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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Feral Pigs

Are there feral pigs in Pennsylvania? Check Vol. 02 No. 04 of Pennsylvania Outdoor News. PON is reporting around 200 hogs have been released from those hunting preserves in Cambria and Bedford Counties over the past six years. The PGC

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2005 BOW – 10th Annual or Budget Cuts?

The PGC has supported a program dubbed BOW, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, for 9 years. Since 1996, PGC has sponsored various workshops BOW Workshops are designed to provide high-quality learning experiences to women interested in learning outdoor skills and are generally

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The PGC has released the 2004 Bear Harvest numbers. 2,972 bears were taken making 2004 the state’s fourth largest bear kill. Director Vern Ross claims: Pennsylvania has become one of America’s top black bear hunting states, both for the incredible

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New Deer Management

Mountain lions, coyotes, wolves. That’s what we need more of to control the deer population that is out of control. This complete “nut” thinks this is what we need to do. American ginseng, sister of the Asian wonder herb and

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Shooting for the Best

The Army rifle team is gunning to be the best in the NCAA. What might floor some of you is that they aren’t already the best. Right now, they are ranked 3rd in the country. University of Alaska is the

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Spring Gobbler

It’s almost here…and with the weather the way it is, I can’t wait! SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only): April 30-May 28, 2005. Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during the license year. My first longbeard came in Y2K, in

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Perfect Gift

Ladies, This is specifically for you. Valentine’s Day is almost here. You know he is dropping a small fortune on this made-up holiday, buying gifts, flowers, and cards for you. Don’t let this year pass away without doing something a

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Town Tom Trampled

I couldn’t resist. This story gets me fired up for spring gobbler. A wild turkey who lived life in the fast lane near this eastern Iowa town has died doing what he did best — chasing cars. The turkey, called

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A SEPTA Solution

Bob Martin has a novel idea for solving the deer herd problem in Pennsylvania. Bus the deer, reap the bucks Our deer overpopulation is among the worst in the nation, yet our state game lands are barren while bucks and

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