Hunters can share their harvest using a network set up by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
It is considered Pennsylvania's only unofficial holiday. The Monday after Thanksgiving marks opening day of the two-week general deer season. About 750,000 men, women and teenagers wearing fluorescent orange are expected to invade Penn's Woods, according to Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. “In addition to being a rich part of our state’s heritage, deer season is critical in managing Pennsylvania’s whitetails,” Roe said. “The efforts of hunters are far-reaching; they help to keep deer populations in check, and enable the agency to meet deer management goals that benefit those who reside, visit or travel through this state.” Safety Rules Hunters must wear 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material on the head, chest and …
The Pennsylvania Game Commission asks would-be hunters not to procrastinate.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, October 16, 2011
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will hold additional hunter-trapper education courses this fall to ensure all would-be hunters have the opportunity to complete the mandatory course in time for upcoming hunting seasons. Everyone who wishes to buy a hunting or furtaker license for the first time also must complete the course, commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said. The commission held classes during the summer but has scheduled more for October and November for various locations around the state, Roe said in a statement. “Procrastination sometimes gets the better of us, but becoming certified through a basic Hunter-Trapper Education course is mandatory for all first-time license buyers, regardless of age," Roe said. The classes are …