Saturday, January 24, 2015

PA Game Commissioners To Discuss 2015-16 Hunting, Trapping Seasons

Board to meet in Harrisburg Jan. 25 to 27; public has two opportunities to comment.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2015, from Jan. 25 to 27 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters.

On Sunday, Jan. 25, beginning at 1 p.m., the commissioners will hear public comments on topics including the 2015-16 hunting and furtaking seasons and bag limits. Doors will open at noon. Individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – may register beginning at noon on a first-come, first-to-speak basis.

On Monday, Jan. 26, the board will gather any additional public comments and hear Game Commission staff reports beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Registration for those interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – also will begin at that time.

On Tuesday, Jan. 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the board will take up its prepared agenda to give preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2015-16, and establish other meeting dates for the coming year, among other things.  Doors open at 7:45 a.m. 

Antlerless deer license allocations for the 2015-16 seasons will be presented for the board to consider at its meeting in April. Harvest results from the 2014-15 deer seasons are expected be announced in mid-March.

The agenda for the January meeting is available at the Game Commission’s website, From the “Quick Clicks” box running down the right side of the homepage, select “Meetings of the Board & Other Special Events.” A link to the agenda is provided on the page that opens.

The Game Commission’s headquarters is located at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

Those unable to attend the meeting can watch much of it from home. The meeting will be live-streamed on the Game Commission’s website beginning Monday morning, immediately following the conclusion of public comments. In addition, the full Board meeting on Tuesday will be live-streamed beginning at 8:30 a.m.

An icon will be posted on the agency’s website ( on Monday and Tuesday to access the webcasts.

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