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award for “In the Weave of Life” in the March 2010 issue. Also in the March 2010 issue, Cindy Ross won the Best Magazine Feature award for “Hunters Connect with the Chesapeake Bay.” Tom Tatum captured the Crossbow Award for “Crossbow Chronicle 2009” in the May 2010 issue. Gerald Putt won the Wildlife Art Award for “Catching the Wind,” which appeared on the October 2010 cover. Game News remains popular on newsstands throught the state and is now offered in all Wal-Mart stores in Pennsylvania. In addition to Game News, many other brochures and publications, including the Connect with Wildlife calendar, the annual Digest, the annual Pennsylvania Big Game Records book and many brochures and other publications 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. The Game Commission continuously updates and adds information to its website to expand and improve the content related to the wildlife resources and agency’s management. The popular website is currently boasting 1,996,687 “absolute unique visitors” for the reporting year. This is the number of different people who visit the site. The Bureau has moved forward with posting a number of videos on the popular “YouTube” websites, and has continued to webcast all quarterly meetings of the Board of Game Commissioners that are held in Harrisburg, and the annual elk drawing. In the radio market, we have entered our third year of an agreement with RadioPA to provide daily, 3-minute agency-content broadcasts. This programming is then provided to nearly 45 radio stations that subscribe to RadioPA’s service.

Enhance the public's understanding of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's mission and its responsibilities.
The PGC, through the Harrisburg Area Community College, offered instructional courses relating to different aspects of wildlife and the outdoors through the Wildlife Conservationist Certificate Program. Other outreach programs include, billboard advertising throughout Pennsylvania and a variety of Connect with Wildlife products. Working on implementing I-phone applications that will further educate and inform the public about PGC sites and available activities. The PGC developed a partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team and the Harrisburg Stampede indoor football team, in providing discount game nights to hunters with a current hunting license. PGC staff was on hand to provide PGC materials/ brochures and answer questions relating to wildlife conservation at those games. Other outreach programs included: Connect with Wildlife magnets, posters, bumper stickers, orange hat with embroidered PGC logo and orange draw string bag, Working Together for Wildlife patches, Field Note patches, Elk Hunt patches, Mentored Youth patch with saf-t plug, Time Collectible Wild Turkey Heritage and Upland Game Bird Series, Waterfowl Management stamp and print, and Wildlife and Habitat buttons.

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