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This year the Game Commission will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the elk restoration project. Watch future issues of Game News and the agency website for more highlights on this major conservation milestone. As has been the case every year, agency biologists extracted samples needed for chronic wasting disease

testing. Results are expected early this year. For more information on elk in Pennsylvania, visit the Game Commission’s website, put your cursor over “HUNT/TRAP” in the menu bar in the banner, choose “Hunting,” and then click on “Elk” in the listing under “Big Game.”

Late season hunting opportunities abound
A WIDE RANGE of hunting and trapping opportunities remain for sportsmen and women to enjoy. The statewide late archery and flintlock muzzleloader deer seasons run concurrently from Dec. 26 to Jan 12, 2013. In WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, the late archery and late flintlock seasons run from Dec. 26 through Jan. 26. In addition, all hunters with WMU 2B, 5C or 5D antlerless deer licenses may use any legal sporting arm to harvest antlerless deer from Dec. 26-Jan 26. As for small game: squirrels may be hunted from Dec. 26-Feb. 23; ruffed grouse from Dec. 26-Jan. 26; and rabbits from Dec. 26-Feb. 23. Snowshoe hares may be hunted from Dec. 26-Jan. 1, but only in WMUs 2F, 2G and 3A. Pheasants (males and females) may be hunted from Dec. 26-Feb. 2 in WMUs 1A, 1B, 2B, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4D 5C and 5D. No pheasants may be hunted in Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas (pages 22-23 in the 2012-13 Digest). Many furbearer seasons continue through the winter months. Raccoons and red and gray foxes may be hunted until Feb. 16, including Sundays; and for bobcats, for those with special permits, until Jan. 6. Furbearer trapping seasons include: beavers, to March 31 (bag limits vary by WMU); minks and muskrats until Jan. 6; raccoons, skunks, opossums, foxes and weasels until Feb. 17; and bobcats, for those with permits, until Jan. 6. Waterfowlers have many opportunities over the coming months. Check out the Game Commission website for complete details.

Board amends endangered and threatened species lists
THE BOARD of Game Commissioners, at its October meeting, gave final approval to a regulatory change that amends the list of state endangered and threatened species to reflect the current status of breeding bird populations in the state, and to update scientific nomenclature for a species of warbler.
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“Whenever wildlife managers designate animals as endangered or threatened, it means their numbers are low, their habitat is at risk and they need specialized management to protect and, we hope, increase their populations,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “Species declines are usually the result of
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013

Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013
Contents
PGC 2011-12 Annual Report
Late Season Grouse
Then and Now
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Contents
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Late Season Grouse
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Then and Now
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - January 2013 - Crossings
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