Good News For Anglers Who Enjoy Ice Fishing On Swan Lake

By Fisheries Biologist Jason Seiders When listing the waters I would consider the “gems” within the Belgrade Lakes Management Region (Region B), the list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Swan Lake. Swan Lake is appropriately located in Swanville, which is in the eastern part of our management region. Swan Lake has exceptional water quality that […]

The Porcupine’s Foe

By Regional Widlife Biologist Scott McLellan Obviously, a porcupine has few predators because of how well-armed with quills it is (approximately 30,000), but one of the more fascinating prey/predator interactions exists between the porcupine and fisher.  The fisher, which is a member of the weasel family, has carved out a hunting strategy that enables it to […]

Mar 21st


CategoryPosted in Hunt Wild Pennsylvania

Game Commission’s Lauren Ferreri Named 2019 “Woman of the Environmental Education” Award Recipient

Congratulations to Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Middle Creek Wildlife and Management Area Manager Lauren Ferreri for recently being named PennFuture’s 2019 “Woman of the Environmental Education” award recipient! The award honor’s Lauren’s dedication to educating her community about sustainability and environmental policy. At Middle Creek, a popular tourist and wildlife watching destination, located in Lancaster and […]

Mar 20th


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Winter Duck Banding

Amidst the noisy backdrop of swirling Snow Geese, Pennsylvania Game Commission employees Lauren Ferreri (biological manager of Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Southeastern PA) and Dan Lynch (Wildlife Education Specialist) remove ducks from a trap on the edge of the lake at Middle Creek.  During February and March each year, PGC employees at several […]

Mar 14th


CategoryPosted in Ruger

Ruger Announces Second Custom Shop 10/22 Competition Rifle

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR)is proud to introduce its third addition to the newly launched Ruger® Custom Shop. This variation of the Ruger Custom Shop 10/22® Competition Rifle features a natural brown laminate stock and stainless steel barrel. The 10/22 Competition Rifle … The views expressed by the editors, authors or users of this […]

Mar 13th


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The National Archery in the Schools Program Continues to Grow in Pennsylvania

Archery is a unique activity to participate in at a young age because it involves learning a skill that can be enjoyed and mastered throughout a lifetime. You technically never “age out” of being able to shoot a bow. That’s just one of the reasons why the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a […]

New Rules Proposed Regarding Use Of Bait In Northern Maine

By Tim Obrey, Regional Fisheries Biologist, Moosehead Lake Region If you keep your ear to the tracks regarding fishing in Maine, then you’ve probably heard about the Department’s proposal to change rules pertaining to the use of live fish as bait in the north country. We’ve publicized the changes with a couple press releases and […]

Mar 5th


CategoryPosted in Hunt Wild Pennsylvania

How Elk Handle Winter

By Jeremy Banfield, Elk Biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission Despite the cold and snow that shrouds most of Pennsylvania during the winter months, elk are one of many species that are well adapted to this climate. Several physiological and behavioral adaptations enable these animals to endure the winter months. In general, large bodied animals […]

Mar 1st


CategoryPosted in Ruger

Ruger Heads to Germany for 2019 IWA OutdoorClassics

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is heading back to Europe for the 2019 IWA OutdoorClassics show from March 8-11. The Ruger exhibit booth will be located in Hall 7A-414 again this year. Visitors to the show will have an opportunity to meet with Ruger representatives and view a large … The views expressed by […]

Giving Landlocked Salmon a Head Start in Crescent Lake

By Fisheries Biologist Nick Kalejs Here in Maine, we are lucky to have an abundance of coldwater fisheries. Still, perhaps no fish is more closely linked to the Sebago Lake Region than the landlocked salmon. In fact, landlocked salmon are often referred to as Sebago salmon. Over twenty lakes and ponds in the area, many […]

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