Mar 29th

2019

CategoryPosted in DSC News Center

Two Years Later: Mongolian Antelope Still Struggling

In 2017, the goat plague rattled the already endangered Mongolian subspecies of the saiga antelope. In the wake of the virus, initial numbers were estimated at 7,500 remaining antelopes after the deaths of 2,500 individuals. You might remember this DSC News Center Article or reading it in a spring 2017 DSC Publication. But after all […]

Mar 28th

2019

CategoryPosted in Ruger

Ruger Reintroduces the Hawkeye Alaskan Rifle

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is proud to reintroduce the Hawkeye® Alaskan rifle chambered in three calibers: .375 Ruger, .338 Winchester Magnum and .300 Winchester Magnum. Based on the popular Ruger® Guide Gun platform, this stainless steel rifle, paired with a Hogue® … The views expressed by the editors, authors or users of this […]

Mar 27th

2019

CategoryPosted in DSC News Center

Trends in Wildlife Web Searches

Any other data lovers out there? Out of almost 40,000 different animal and plant pages on Wikipedia representing 52 taxonomic classes and 1,611 families, about 10,000 of them show repeating patterns in page searches every year. The data confirms that human interest in different species follows the species’ seasonality, especially in insects and flowering plants. […]

Mar 22nd

2019

CategoryPosted in DSC News Center

Extinct Leopard Sightings, Rare Lynx Capture, and Elusive Black Leopards

Rangers Look to Confirm Extinct Leopard Sightings Declared extinct in 2013, the Formosan clouded leopard has had no confirmed sightings since 1983. Recently, two different groups of rangers believe to have spotted the extinct leopard in a southern Taiwan mountain region. One group saw several leopards chasing goats on a cliff, and another saw one […]

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

2019

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

2019

CategoryPosted in Hunt Wild Pennsylvania

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

2019

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

2019

CategoryPosted in Hunt Wild Pennsylvania

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 […]

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