Pennsylvania Game News - January 2011 - 17
In addition to Game News, a host of other brochures and publications, including the Connect with Wildlife calendar, the annual Digest, the Guide to Migratory Bird Hunting and an updated edition of the hardcopy record book of Pennsylvania big game trophies, are produced by Game News staff. The Game Commission continues to offer a wide variety of news releases and features about wildlife, hunting and trapping to the news media and public.
Enhance the public’s understanding of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s mission and its responsibilities.
This year 9,141 PGC items were sold over the Internet and 21,527 over the counter. Total sales were $316,682. Sales at the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show amounted to $23,039. Donations to the agency, during the fiscal year, amounted to 337, totaling $2,018. Starting in February 2011, orders will be taken for the fifth and final year of the 5-year Time Collectible wild turkey heritage turkey call series and upland game bird knife series, with patches and prints. Previous years’ sales of these items were a huge success. Other new items brought out during the fiscal year included: 2010 Calendar, 2010 Working Together for Wildlife patch (Great Horned Owl) and print (“The Night Watchman”), 2010 Elk Hunt Patch and Field Note Patch, 2010 Waterfowl Management Stamp (Canvasbacks) and print (“Return of the King”), 2010 Wild Turkey Heritage Patch (Jake), and 2010 Upland Game Bird Patch (Quail). The Game Commission and Harrisburg Area Community College established a Wildlife Conservationist Certificate Program “Connect with Wildlife,” which will be offered in 2011. The partnership between the Game Commission and HACC also offered several instructional courses: “Photographing Fall on State Game Lands,” “Wildlife Forensics,” “Focusing on the Snow Geese,” “Walking Tour of State Game Land 211,” “Walking Tour of the Studio & Art Gallery of Gerald Putt,” and “Introduction to Wildlife Habitat Management.” The Game Commission and the Lancaster Barnstormer’s pro baseball team hosted a Youth Hunter Appreciation night at the Lancaster Barnstormer’s Clipper Magazine stadium. This special event was a huge success and the Game Commission received tremendous public relations, education and outreach benefits. The proceeds ($3,649) from the Internet ticket sales and silent auction of the game jerseys went to the Lancaster County Federated Youth Group for its Field Day and conservation camp.
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