Corbett signs anti-poaching law
Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law tougher anti-poaching legislation that increases the maximum fine for illegally harvesting fish from $200 to $5,000 and extends the period the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat commission can revoke fishing and boating privileges from two to five years.
Some Pa. hunters face new rules
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established new rules for hunters in parts of the commonwealth as part of its response to the state’s first case of a fatal deer disease.
Pa. confirms first case of fatal deer disease
The state’s first case of chronic wasting disease has been found at a central Pennsylvania deer farm, and agriculture officials said they are working to prevent the fatal illness from spreading among animals.
Groups merge to improve waterways
Question: What do trout fishermen, one of the state’s biggest conservation organizations and a national power company have in common?
SCRIP finalizes project with bass stocking
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ recognition of the Stonycreek River as the state’s River of the Year for 2012 carried with it a financial component designated for use to promote the resource.
Problem solving helps fish, anglers
There is a spot along Route 985 south of Johnstown where a landowner’s problem and the interests of anglers have come together to benefit both, improving living space for wildlife in the process.
Deer deaths probed
Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officers are investigating the cause of death for more than 35 white-tailed deer in Cambria and Beaver counties. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is suspected.
Corbett's Conemaugh cruise
Gov. Tom Corbett will tour Greenhouse Park this afternoon after paddling his way through the region this morning.
Storms, other problems close Somerset, Indiana county campgrounds
A storm that downed power lines and trees has closed a campground at a popular state park in Indiana County, while unrelated water problems are closing the grounds at a Somerset County park, too.
Hunting licenses to go on sale June 11
Hunting and furtaker licenses for the 2012-13 seasons will go on sale June 11, according to Carl G. Roe, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s executive director.
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