Pennsylvania Deer Population and Management Archive - Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Deer Population and Management Archive

Annual Deer Hunt, *Estimated from Survey After 1985

1907: 200

1915: 1,287

1916: 1,722

1917: 1,725

1918: 1,754

1919: 2,939

1920: 3,300

1921: 4,840

1922: 6,115

1923: 6,460

1924: 7,904

1925 8,316

1926: 12,941

1927: 14,374

1928: 25,097

1929: 22,822

1930: 26,294

1931: 95,051

1932: 19,724

1933: 20,480

1934: 21,137

1935: 70,470

1936: 18,084

1937: 39,347

1938: 171,662

1939: 63,687

1940: 186,575

1941: 19,271

1942: 30,860

1943: 38,882

1944: 28,411

1945: 25,660

1946: 35,319

1947: 95,043

1948: 33,608

1949: 130,723

1950: 54,817

1951: 72,534

1952: 64,993

1953: 53,636

1954: 40,915

1955: 86,155

1956: 41,921

1957: 105,116

1958: 111,925

1959: 90,172

1960: 68,663

1961: 56,032

1962: 72,913

1963: 84,416

1964: 91,124

1965: 99,788

1966: 118,753

1967: 144,415

1968: 141,874

1969: 116,684

1970: 99,686

1971: 104,227

1972: 107,215

1973: 126,891

1974: 125,652

1975: 138,195

1976: 122,033

1977: 146,078

1978: 121,241

1979: 114,794

1980: 135,477

1981: 148,530

1982: 138,222

1983: 136,293

1984: 140,180

1985: 161,426

1986: 300,014

1987: 334,789

1988: 381,399

1989: 388,601

1990: 415,561

1991: 388,015

1992: 361,224

1993: 408,557

1994: 295,081

1995: 395,081

1996:350,997

1997: 397,016

1998: 377,489

1999: 378,592

2000: 504,600

2001: 486,014

2002: 517,529

2003: 464,890

2004: 409,320

2005: 354,390

2006: 361,560

2007: 323,070

2008: 335,850

2009: 308,920

2010: 316,240

2011: 336,200

2012: 343,110

2013: 352,920

2014: 303,973

2015: 315,813

2016: 333,254

2017: 367,152

2018: 374,690

2019: 389,431

2020: 435,180



2021 Deer Population Report


2017-18 Deer Population Report [PDF]


2016-17 Deer Population Report [PDF]


2015-16 Deer Population Report [PDF]


2014-15 Deer Harvest Estimates [PDF]


1915 to 2011 Harvest summary


Pennsylvania Deer Harvest 1986 to 2008


Explanation of harvest method


Elk

2016: 97



A List of Articles in the Archive

..........2021

Game Commission releases deer harvest report April 2, 2021 Pennsylvania

Pa. Game Commission receives record number of elk applications August 5, 2021 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania 2020-21 Deer Harvest Report April 2, 2021 PGC Report

Pennsylvania Deer Management Update Spring 2021 April 15, 2021 DEC

.........2020

A conservation success story, Pennsylvania elk are now threatened by wasting disease August 22, 2020

Animal of legend December 8, 2020 Pennsylvania

Commissioners to Discuss 2021-22 Seasons, Changes to Regulations January 19, 2021

Fall and winter food for wildlife could be sparse in some parts of Pennsylvania September 9, 2020

Fall Hunting Seasons Again Filled with Many Changes October 4, 2020 Pennsylvania

Pa. Game Commission boosts doe hunting licenses for 2020-21 seasons April 8, 2020 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania 2020/21 State of the Deer Herd Address, September 24, 2020

Pennsylvania Deer Harvest 1915 to 2019

Pennsylvania Game Commision Releases 2019 Deer Harvest Report March 19, 2020

........2019

Coyotes are among the problems for Pennsylvania deer February 1, 2019

Elk hunt to be expanded in 2019-20 June 13, 2019 Pennsylvania,

Final 2019-20 Hunting/Trapping Seasons Approved April 9, 2019 Pennsylvania

Game Commission releases 2018-19 deer harvest report March 19, 2019 Pennsylvania

Game commission: Reducing deer population not likely to stem spread of Lyme disease December 18, 2019 Pennsylvania

Highlights from the Pennsylvania Deer Commission Meetings April 9, 2019

Hunters Harvest 89 Elk in 2019 General Season November 12, 2019 Pennsylvania

Newsly Detected CWD-Positive Deer Will Expand DMA 4 in 2020 October 23, 2019 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Prepares for Another Exciting Deer Season November 19, 2019

Pennsylvania's elk population has come a long way, conservationists say August 15, 2019

Pneumonia Likely Caused Upper Dauphin Deer Deaths January 27, 2019 Pennsylvania

Significant changes to antlerless license totals, but not everywhere April 19, 2019 Pennsylvania

Sunday Hunting Bill Signed Into Law November 27, 2019 Pennsylvania,

.......2018

2017-18 PA deer kill is the highest since 2004 March 22, 2018 Pennsylvania

2018 Pennsylvania Deer Forecast November 2, 2018

Deer fawns more likely to survive in agricultural landscapes than forest May 1, 2018 Pennsylvania

Deer of forests travel more than those in suburbia and farmland February 25, 2018 Pennsylvania

Fawn Study Documents Stable Survival Rates June 26, 2018 Pennsylvania

Hunters Harvest 99 Elk in 2018 November 16, 2018 Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Treasurer's Office swamped with applications for antlerless deer permits July 11, 2018 Pennsylvania

Leashed Tracking Dogs Allowed to Recover Big Game September 28, 2018 Pennsylvania

Legislation allowing blood-tracking dogs for big game a win for all involved August 20, 2018 Pennsylvania,

Pennsylvania Deer Processor Sentenced for Selling Venison January 17, 2018

Pennsylvania Game Commission Releases Deer Harvest Report March 20, 2018

Pennsylvania Heads for Another Exciting Deer Season November 15, 2018

Popular shrub could be illegal soon in Pa. July 16, 2018 Pennsylvania

......2017

About 500,000 hunters expected for start of antlered-deer season on Monday November 25, 2017 Pennsylvania

Antler Point Restrictions, Noted biologist and author says wildlife agencies lose credibility when defending compromises February 12, 2017 Pennsylvania

Biological and social outcomes of antler point restriction harvest regulations for white‐tailed deer BD Wallingford, DR Diefenbach, ES Long… - Wildlife Monographs, 2017

Deer population, hunter interest booming ahead of 2017 rifle season November 23, 2017 Pennsylvania

Elk Harvest Results Released November 7, 2017 Pennsylvania

Elk viewing in Pennsylvania hits fall peak; web cam running September 11, 2017

Final approval to hunting, trapping seasons, and bag limits for the 2017-18 March 28, 2017 Pennsylvania

Game Commission Releases Deer Harvest Report March 13, 2017 Pennsylvania

Habitat is a key player in deer population in Pennsylvania December 3, 2017

Last native elk sparks a new beginning September 24, 2017 Pennsylvania

New research sheds light on lunar phase impact on white-tailed deer August 26, 2017 Pennsylvania,

Pennsylvania's New Wildlife Action Plan Approved February 27, 2017

Registration now open for annual archery hunt at Neshaminy State Park August 13, 2017 Pennsylvania

Spraying Gypsy Moths to Protect Habitat on Game Lands May 4, 2017 Pennsylvania

Suspicious Deer Discovered in Elk County July 26, 2017 Pennsylvania

Trail cams used to monitor predators of deer fawns March 24, 2017 Pennsylvania

.....2016

Adult buck harvests increase March 25, 2016 Pennsylvania,

Antler restrictions pay off November 20, 2016 Pennsylvania

Antler, rules allow older bucks March 16, 2016 Pennsylvania,

Antlerless Application Schedule Could Change February 2, 2016 Pennsylvansia

Antlerless deer allocations remain unchanged April 6, 2016 Pennsylvania

Antlerless doe license recommendations proposed April 4, 2016 Pennsylvania

Ban on deer urine use still in doubt January 14, 2016 Pennsylvania

Bill to allow semi-autos for hunting headed to Gov. Wolf October 29, 2016 Pennsylvania

Bill would allow tracking dogs in hunts for deer and bears February 8, 2016 Pennsylvania

Bill Would Enable Game Commission to Set License FeesMarch 23, 2016 Pennsylvania

Board Announces support for Legislation Feburary 2, 2016 Pennsylvania,

Book on coyotes debunks myths about the adaptive predator January 24, 2016 Pennsylvania

Climate change means threat to species in Pennsylvania April 30, 2016

Deer Habitat and Impact of Predators, April, 2016 PGC Studies

Deer hunters killing more mature bucks than yearlings January 19, 2016 Pennsylvania

Deer hunting ingrained in Pennsylvania December 4, 2016

Deer, habitat bill debated September 24, 2015 Pennsylvania,

Doe license allocation set for 2016-17 April 5, 2016 Pennsylvania

Don't Get Cited for Baiting September 1, 2016 Pennsylvania

Drone ban, antlerless change on PGC agenda April 14, 2016 Pennsylvania

Elk Harvest Results Released November 8, 2016 Pennsylvania

Female deer disperse farther than males, present disease-control challenge June 28, 2016 Pennsylvania

Final 2016-17 Hunting/Trapping Seasons Approved April 5, 2016 Pennsylvania

Game Commission board lashes out at ongoing attacks on deer policies July 20, 2016 Pennsylvania

Game Commission Offers Support for Sunday Hunting, License-Fee Legilation May 18, 2016 Pennsylvania

Gettysburg, Deer management planned for national parks September 12, 2016 Pennsylvania,

Harvests increased statewide in 2015-16, report shows March 14, 2016 Pennsylvania

House committee advances license fee legislation September 26, 2016 Pennsylvania

How to Deal with Damage from Deer February 5, 2016 Pennsylvania,

Hunters Working to Improve Deer Hunting July 22, 2016 Pennsylvania

Legislation aiming to reverse deer debate July 14, 2016 Pennsylvania

Man gets 60+ tickets for dead deer September 12, 2016 Pennsylvania

Managing land can be beneficial to animals, hunters February 21, 2016 Pennsylvania

Monday’s deer season opener expected to draw more than half a million hunters November 27, 2016 Pennsylvania

More Support Shown for License Fee Increase February 2, 2016 Pennsylvania

New citizen's advisory panel will offer recommendations on the management of deer August 21, 2016 Pennsyvlania,

New state program shows hunters where forest regeneration projects are providing increased hunting opportunity October 9, 2016 Pennsylvania

No change in deer seasons for 2016-17 ... February 14, 2016 Pennsylvania

Pa. deer harvest numbers are crucial March 18, 2016 Pennsylvania,

Pa. Game Commission asks to hike hunting fees February 25, 2016 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Deer Forecast for 2016 October 11, 2016

Pennsylvania Elk License Brings $85K at Auction March 30, 2016

Pennsylvania Game Commission discusses archery season for both deer and bears in early November March 1, 2016

Pennsylvania Game Commission stepping up efforts to stop poaching November 20, 2016

Pennsylvania Herd Management March 26, 2016

Pennsylvania hunters lose lead time over non-residents for doe licenses April 7, 2016

PGC may consider ban on urine-based deer attractants January 24, 2016 Pennsylvania,

PGC proposes few changes for 2016-17 seasons February 5, 2016 Pennsylvania

Poaching remains steady over last three years in state March 13, 2016 Pennsylvania

Record Number of Acres Treated with Prescribed Fire September 12, 2016 Pennsylvania,

Reduced range during hunting, Changing the manner in which we hunt whitetails December 4, 2016 Pennsylvania

Reindeer once roamed Pennsylvania wild and free December 21, 2016

Revenue outlook spotty for Fish and Boat, Game commissions February 27, 2016 Pennsylvania

Senate bill proposes $10 increase in cost of resident hunting or furtaker license March 7, 2016 Pennsylvania

State had biggest buck kill in 13 years in 2015-16 deer hunting season; how big was the increase? March 15, 2016 Pennsylvania,

Talking about deer is a yearlong activity July 29, 2016 Pennsylvania,

The difference in name is costly December 10, 2016 Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Game Commission will spray for gypsy moths April 25, 2016

Trail cameras offer information, so long as they are used wisely August 20, 2016 Pennsylvania,

Twelve More Cases of CWD in Pennsylvania: State Gears Up for Additional Control Measures May 11, 2016 PGC News

Whitetail rut activity about to hit its prime time October 29, 2016 Pennsylvania

Wildlife impact on crop fields reviewed May 1, 2016 Pennsylvania,

Winter's impact on deer examined July 10, 2016 Pennsylvania

WMU Boundary Could be Changing Again February 2, 2016 Pennsylvania

Worst sportsmen legislation ever proposed? July 3, 2016 Pennsylvania

....2015

'Unified' PGC board appears intent to decrease opportunity March 19, 2015 Pennsylvania

11 reasons hunters killed fewer deer last year June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania

2015 Trophy Deer Forecast October 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

2015-16 Deer Population Report [PDF] April 8, 2015 Pennsylvania

750,000 hunters expected as firearms deer season opens Monday November 29, 2015 Pennsylvania

Age restrictions for mentored youth get another shot January 17, 2015 Pennsylvania

All ages can continue to hunt deer and turkey April 10, 2015 Pennsylvania

Antlerless Allocations ... September 30, 2015 Pennsylvania

Bill to allow hunting with semi-autos advances October 26, 2015 Pennsylvania,

Buck's antlers won't be getting any larger August 14, 2015 Pennsylvania

Changes on tap for PA hunters in 2015-16 April 2, 2015 Pennsylvania

Chesco archers set to enjoy unprecedented deer season September 7, 2015 Pennsylvania

Chestnut Tree sale slated March 19, 2015 Pennsylvania

Coyote population rises in York County, but the 'ghosts of the woods' are mostly unseen March 23, 2015 Pennsylvania

Debate over deer numbers goes on April 9, 2015 Pennsylvania

Deer by the numbers November 24, 2015 Pennsylvania

Deer drive draws droves of volunteers to Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve December 13, 2015 Pennsylvania

Deer harvest decreases throughout the state March 13, 2015 Pennsylvania

Deer hunters take to the woods December 3, 2015 Pennsylvania

Deer reporting failures spark debate for Pa. Game Commission June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania

Deer-ly departed: Deer go where hunters aren’t March 23, 2015 Pennsylvania

Despite crowds, opening day of deer season offers plenty of opportunities November 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

Do you think it's a good idea for the Game Commission to direct deer hunters to specific places on State Game Lands? November 28, 2015 Pennsylvania

Doe licenses slashed for 2015-16 by Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners April 13, 2015

Elk Harvest Results Released November 9, 2015 Pennsylania

Elk Raffle Raises Record Amount for Conservation August 18, 2015 Pennsylvania

Expect bigger racks, smaller herds and a tougher hunt November 29, 2015 Pennsylvania,

Experts call for deer hunters to step up game March 1, 2015 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

Fawn study is only what it is August 1, 2015 Pennsylvania

Fewer doe tags for hunters; other changes made for 2015-16 hunting season April 12, 2015 Pennsylvania

Game Commission reduces doe licenses statewide and in NEPA April 10, 2015 Pennsylvania

Game Commission Releases Deer Harvest Estimates March 9, 2015 Pennsylvania

Game Commission Releases Deer Harvest Estimates March 9, 2015 Pennsylvania, PGC News

Game Commissioners reduce allotment of doe tags April 11, 2015 Pennsylvania

Guilty pleas in York County deer-poaching case April 13, 2015 Pennsylvania

How is wildlife management funded? September 4, 2015 Pennsylvania

Hunters need to give something up for more deer October 10, 2015 Pennsylvania

Hunters prepare for the Oct. 3 start of the statewide archery deer season September 26, 2015 Pennsylvania

Hunting changes made in Pennsylvania, but more tweaks expected June 30, 2015

Hunting fee increase could be in works March 24, 2015 Pennsylvania

Increase proposed on hunting license fee March 29, 2015 Pennsylvania

Increased antlerless allocations considered by Game Commission October 4, 2015 Pennsylvania

Is deer season really conservative or back to average? August 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

Is PA's hunting license really second-cheapest in the U.S.? September 27, 2015 Pennsylvania

Lawmaker wants semiautomatic rifles legalized for hunting in Pennsylvania August 2, 2015

Legislation would impact sportsmen May 24, 2015 Pennsylvania

Legislators taking aim at semi-automatic law June 21, 2015 Pennsylvania,

Let’s consider no deer baiting throughout Allegany County March 8, 2015 Pennsylvania

Licenses could cost more next year November 30, 2015 Pennsylvania

Local businesses suffer due to new online deer registration November 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

Local counties say deer license change could cost them big bucks May 15, 2015 Pennsylvania

March brings challenging days for deer March 15, 2015 Pennsylvania,

More land added to benefit wildlife in Elk State Forest May 8, 2015 Pennsylvania

Most people know that elk, the second-largest member of the deer family, roam widely in the West September 26, 2015 Pennsylvania

Mountain lions on their way back to Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the East January 5, 2015

No deer taken in last day of Presque Isle hunt December 13, 2015 Pennsylvania

Number of Doe Licenses Down July 9, 2015 Pennsylvania

PA 2013-14 deer harvest ranks high in Quality Deer Management Association report March 2, 2015 Pennsylvania

PA Game Commission Delivers Annual Report To Legislature March 25, 2015 Pennsylvania

Pa. committee votes to modernize doe license process October 20, 2015 Pennsylvania

Pa. Game Commission continues to study predation on deer herd January 5, 2015 Pennsylvania

Pa. Game Commission proposes increasing hunting license fees August 25, 2015 Pennsylvania

Pa. Game Commission will continue practice of boosting deer population in certain areas March 30, 2015 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today set hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits April 10, 2015

Pennsylvania DCNR's Interactive Website Offering Hunters Wealth of Information November 23, 2015

Pennsylvania deer harvest declines March 15, 2015 Pennsylvania,

Pennsylvania elk prove to be a draw, supporting tourism, hunting October 24, 2015

Pennsylvania Game Commission could burn 3,300 acres October 19, 2015

Pennsylvania Game Commission cutting staff December 28, 2015

Pennsylvania Game Commission studies deer predator effects January 25, 2015

Pennsylvania game commissioners' proposals for upcoming meeting rankling many groups January 16, 2015

Pennsylvania hunters still thinking about coyotes in the summer July 6, 2015

Pennsylvania's rifle deer hunting season kicks off Monday, Nov. 30 November 20, 2015

PGC deer section leader talks predators, antlers and more November 21, 2015, Pennsylvania

PGC relaxes CWD rules for deer taken in nearby states November 22, 2015 Pennsylvania

Presque Isle, Pennsylvania Game Commission gives Presque Isle Downs permit to shoot deer July 14, 2015

QDMA report ranks Pennsylvania deer hunting highly; many skeptical in state March 24, 2015

Questions prompted by Cecil's demise August 10, 2015 Pennsylvania

Research to focus on how deer respond to changes in moon phase, weather March 17, 2015 Pennsylvania

Rules Change for Deer Attractant Permits April 10, 2015 Pennsylvania

Science says deer hunters have been wrong about a few things October 31, 2015

Search for ‘magic’ deer number in Pennsylvania goes on April 27, 2015 Pennsylvania,

Study to examine predators' effect on deer populations January 19, 2015 Pennsylvania

Taking a message to Harrisburg January 17, 2015 Pennsylvania

Taking aim at DMAP permits May 23, 2015 Pennsylvania

The Life and Times of Buck 8917 October 8, 2015 Pennsylvania

Thoughts on the PGC Proposed License Increase September 12, 2015 Pennsylvania

Union County deer meet draws crowd April 9, 2015 Pennsylvania

Unusual deer, unusual circumstances February 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

Why do we hunt? The survey says … December 27, 2015 Pennsylvania

Will Climate Change Change Deer? May 8, 2015 Pennsylvania

Winter mortality low for Pa. deer, not so elsewhere May 10, 2015 Pennsylvania

...2014

2014 Deer Forecast November 19, 2014 Pennsylvania, PGC News

2014-15 Hunting/Trapping Seasons Receive Final Approval April 8, 2014 Pennsylvania

A never-ending benefit, cutting red maples June 28, 2014 Pennsylvania

Are Pennsylvania Coyotes a $4 Million Problem? June 27, 2014 Pennsylvania


Are Predators Hurting Our Deer Herds* December 22, 2014 Pennsylvania

Big Buck Contest Ready for its 34th Year November 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

Building the biggest buck through genetics January 22, 2014 Pennsylvania

Centre County, Less deer in Centre County due to management program December 2, 2014 Pennsylvania

Changes to deer harvest reporting possible in Pennsylvania February 18, 2014

Commission predator study moving along June 23, 2014 Pennsylvania

Coyote conspiracy: Myth, or state-business collusion? January 19, 2014 Pennslvania

December marks deer hunters' most wonderful time of the year November 23, 2014 Pennsylvania

Deer hearing in Harrisburg draws emotion March 19, 2014 Pennsylvania

Deer hunters share their thoughts on the state of hunting in Pennsylvania January 5, 2014

Deer hunting seasons in Pennsylvania 145-years-old: A brief history of deer hunting laws and regulations in Pennsylvania November 19, 2014 Penn Live

Deer hunting was certainly different in the old days November 22, 2014 Pennsylvania

Deer season by the numbers, antler restrictions November 20, 2014 Pennsylvania

Deer survival in southeast Pennsylvania February 21, 2014

Deer-predator study price tag of nearly $4 million shocks Pennsylvania Game Commissioners May 19, 2014

Doe Licenses in Pennsylvania July 9, 2014 Pennsylvania

Elk Harvest Results Released November 12, 2014 Pennsylvania

Fenced-in deer hunts spark debate October 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

Game Commission aims to settle controversy through study December 20, 2014 Pennsylvania

Game Commission Delivers Annual Report to Legislature February 18, 2014

Game Commission Releases Deer Harvest Estimates, Harvests up 3 percent statewide in 2013-14, report shows March 11, 2014 Pennsylvania

Habitat for deer August 31, 2014 Pennsylvania

Idea of changing deer season opener draws comments March 18, 2014 Pennsylvania

Increase in poaching could restrict spotlighting April 3, 2014 Pennsylvania

Land Acquisitions Highlight Meeting January 28, 2014 Pennsylvania

Light that is invisible to humans may make hunters 'glow' in the eyes of deer November 23, 2014 Pennsylvania

Lingering impact of winter not expected to hamper early hunts September 12, 2014 Pennsylvania

Low harvest during the rainy rifle deer season may benefit late-season hunters December 14, 2014 Pennsylvania

Major change in deer regulations for hunters in WMU 4C November 28, 2014 Pennsylvania

Man successfully argues the Fifth in deer killing case March 27, 2014 Pennsylvania

McKean Co. state rep to hold hearing on deer management in Pa. March 18, 2014 Pennsylvania

Never-ending debate flares up February 1, 2014 Pennsylvania

PA archery deer season opens Saturday September 28, 2014 Pennsylvania

PA Hunters Don't Support Bill To Legalize Semi-Automatic Rifles For Hunting June 23, 2014 Pennsylvania

Pa. Rep. Causer presides over deer management hearing March 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

Penn State study revealing how deer react to hunters December 6, 2014 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania ban on Sunday hunting upheld July 14, 2014

Pennsylvania considers study on impact of coyotes on deer July 12, 2014

Pennsylvania deer hunting: For state's economy, season is big business November 28, 2014

Pennsylvania game commissioners cut antlerless deer licenses across most of state April 8, 2014

Pennsylvania hunters take aim at opening day of deer hunting season November 28, 2014 York

Presque Isle deer hunt wraps up with 9 taken December 14, 2014 Pennsylvania

Presque Isle, Deer hunt continues as 'management tool' at Presque Isle December 8, 2014 Pennsylvania

QDMA biologist talks PA deer November 29, 2014 Pennsylvania

Reply to Deer Forecast from Pennsylvania Game Commission November 28, 2014

Shale drillers scarce, deer scarcer December 12, 2014 Pennsylvania

Split Firearms Deer Seasons Up for April Approval January 28, 2014 Pennsylvania

State committee examines legislation related to deer management March 20, 2014 Pennsylvania

Studies detail buck behavior September 27, 2014 Pennsylvania

Study reveals moves of mature Pa. bucks September 15, 2014 Pennsylvania

The great bait debate September 29, 2014 Pennsylvania

The heritage of the hunt in Pennsylvania, license sales November 20, 2014 Pennsylvania

The life of an elk November 27, 2014 Pennsylania

There are plenty of problems with deer farms November 23, 2014 Pennsylvania

Time to return to three-day doe season? March 8, 2014 Pennsylvania

U.S. judge kills lawsuit challenging Pa.'s Sunday hunting ban June 19, 2014 Pennsylvania

..2013

2012-13 deer harvests a mixed bag in York, Adams March 25, 2013 Pennsylvania

2012-2014 Seasons and Bag Limits Adopted, Doe License Allocations Set April 15, 2013

A decade of antler restrictions in Pa. October 29, 2013 Pennsylvania

Additional Hunting Opportunities in State Parks, Forests Now Available through Deer Management Assistance Program June 19, 2013

Agencies, politicians duke it out, price of deer tags May 14, 2013 Pennsylvania

Allow dogs to track wounded deer in woods December 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

Alloway backs bill to change Pa.'s deer management system October 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

Anterless allocations decreased in Northumberland County April 16, 2013 Pennsylvania

Big management unit split in two April 21, 2013 Pennsylvania

Changes to reporting deer discussed April 14, 2013 Pennsylvania

Climate change converts nuisance insects into a real threat December 15, 2013 Pennsylvania

Commission, sportsmen pay for fences around deer farm January 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

CWD confirmed in one region of state November 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

Dallastown farm goes for the deer December 3, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer among largest ever .. antler restrictions March 2, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer forecast November 22, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer Forest Study October 7, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer harvest up slightly in 2012-13, doe success rate 25 percent March 31, 2013 Pennsyulvania

Deer hunters gear up for Monday's big event November 25, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer kill stable, but past seasons still memorable April 7, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer Management Hearing held May 8, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer policy changing October 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer season changes fail for lack of support January 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer season presents challenges November 29, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer Season: Game commission predicts healthy group of deer November 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer Season: Preparations underway for opening day November 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer-Forest Study November 18, 2013 Pennsylvania

Deer-Forest Study September 20, 2013 Pennsylvania

Dogs could be useful in deer hunts December 14, 2013 Pennsylvania

Elk Biologist Begins Work witg Game Commission May 20, 2013 Pennsylvania

Elk Lottery September 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

Federal Grant Creates Game Commission Jobs October 10, 2013 Pennsylvania

Fewer hunters taking their shots in Pennsylvania December 1, 2013

Forest begins to recover at Valley Forge National Historical Park May 17, 2013 Pennsylvania

G&F Forecast: The Best Places for Pennsylvania Deer Hunting in 2013 October, 2013

Game Commission Launches Interactive Mapping Center June 27, 2013 Pennsylvania

Game Commission Releases 2012-2013 Deer Harvest Estimates March 25, 2013 Pennsylvania

Game commission: Local deer population in slight decline November 9, 2013 Pennsylvania,

Game commissioner sounds off on legislation July 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

Getting venison is No. 1 reason deer hunters go hunting in poll December 1, 2013

Impact of Climate Change April 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

Keep the Politicians Out of Wildlife Policy Decisions September 20, 2013 Pennsylvania

Lack of cooperation is root of hunter complaint May 17, 2013 Pennsylvania

Legislation takes aim at Game Commission's deer management program, declining deer population May 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

Let professionals make game management decisions April 25, 2013 Pennsylvania

Local deer population plentiful November 15, 2013 Pennsylvania

Looking Back 1916: Trapping deer, not hunting them May 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

Methods of baiting deer have some on opposite sides February 19, 2013 Pennsylvania

More to deer management than growing the herd November 1, 2013 Pennsylvania

New deer and forest study set August 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

New Game Commissioner Welcomed to Board August 16, 2013 Pennsylvania

No satisfaction after Commission's attempt at compromise April 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

Official: PA Senate On Record - Deer Herd Is Fine March 19, 2013 Pennsylvania

PA Game Commission biologists plan to recommend statewide 12-day concurrent firearms for deer April 1, 2013 Pennsylvania

Pa. hunters could get help from dogs to find wounded or dead deer November 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

Pa. hunting: Less than a million hunters, but No. 4 in US August 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Celebrates Century of Elk August 29, 2013

Pennsylvania DCNR promises close look at extra doe licenses on state forests June 20, 2013

Pennsylvania deer hunters hit the woods today December 2, 2013

Pennsylvania deer kill rises in most recent hunting season March 26, 2013

Pennsylvania Elk Hunt November 12, 2013

Pennsylvania Game Commission deer aging teams make the rounds of deer processors and butcher shops December 5, 2013

Pennsylvania State Forest Districts Opening Additional Roads to Hunters November 27, 2013 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania wildlife management units: limited changes this time around April 30, 2013 PennLive.com

Pennsylvanians enjoy their deer, study confirms April 26, 2013 Penn Live (blog)

PGC'S Delaney talks deer November 23, 2013 Pennsylvania

Possible shift in thinking in commission retirement, appointment July 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

Reliability and precision of pellet-group counts for estimating landscape-level deer density 2013 Human-Wildlife Interactions

Rep. seeks change to traditional start of rifle deer season November 27, 2013 Pennsylvania

Restrictions on antlers a big deal June 21, 2013 Pennsylvania

Robot deer will be used to help catch poachers August 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

Sportsmen's group files legal challenge of Pennsylvania's longstanding ban on Sunday Hunting July 20, 2013

Spotlighting for deer, other wildlife cause for some concern June 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

State antlerless deer herds get scrutiny April 1, 2013 Pennsylvania

Why deer can be attracted to gas drilling sites November 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

Wild food availability likely to weigh heavily on Pennsylvania deer hunter success November 29, 2013

Witherite explains Game Commission's role in maintaining animal populations March 21, 2013 Pennsylvania

.2012

750,000 Hunters, Deer Season Information from the PGC November 19, 2012 Pennsylvania

Age Matters September 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

Antler restrictions: Some hunters like them and some don't, but biologists find them successful November 25, 2012

As Pa. elk population increases, so do complaints January 28, 2012 Pennsylvania

Blazing a new future‎ [fire supports deer] February 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

Board of Game Commissioners to Meet on Jan. 27-29 December 17, 2012 Pennsylvania

Close encounters of the deer kind at Muddy Run [deer count] January 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

DCNR should provide for all forest users May 19, 2012 Pennsylvania

Deer Decline Not All Managed, Study weighs state forest rating on deer hunting November 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

Deer Hunter Survey Offers Interesting Perspectives April 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

Deer Population Over Target, Deer hunting season kicks off Monday November 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

Deer Season Information from the PGC November 19, 2012 Pennsylvania

Deer trapping study by Pennsylvania Game Commission taking place in Lehigh Valley March 5, 2012, Allentown

Deer Wars: Do Antler Restrictions Really Work? December 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

DNR immerses itself in social networking, phones for deer hunting? December 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

Do the numbers add up? [increase in hunting tags] April 28, 2012 Pennsylvania

Dumped deer carcasses: Nearly 'an epidemic down here' December 1, 2012 Pennsylvania

Early numbers ... coyotes taking toll on fawns January 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

Game Commission now has the tools to fight back against poachers September 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

Game Commission Offers Advice to Hunters Headed Out of State, Iowa and Texas added to list of states impacted by Pennsylvania’s parts ban August 14, 2012 Pennsylvania

Game Commission Reminds Hunters to Report Deer Harvests December 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

Game Commission reports an increase in harvested deer March 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

Game Commissioners argue over where to draw the line(s) June 3, 2012 Pennsylvania

Game Commmision Offers a New 'App'to Access SGL Information July 16, 2012 Pennsylvania

Habitat Work Underway on State Game Lands June 12, 2012 Pennsylvania

Hunting future relies on private land access June 28, 2012 Pennsylvania

KQDC setting example for deer management in forest habitat July 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

Legislature hears update on state of Pennsylvania wildlife March 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

Managed Deer Reduction September 9, 2012 Pennsylvania

Managing deer herd helps save forests September 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

Masting, 'Talking' to one another helps oak trees thrive November 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

McGinnis Nature Reserve, Conservancy members remind of no-hunting policy November 9, 2012 Pennsylvania

New and classic research documents white-tail science January 29, 2012 Pennsylvania

New look for Pennsylvania deer hunting seasons? December 18, 2012

New Pennsylvania laws haven't curbed the worst cases of wildlife poaching December 2, 2012

Officials expand antlerless deer hunting territory June 15, 2012 Michigan

Oil and Gas Development Agreements to Benefit Wildlife in Pennsylvania June 26, 2012

Open forum [secret meetings of Pennsylvania Game Commission] February 19, 2012

Pa deer harvest estimate not accurate December 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

PA Deer Mismanagement January 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

PA: Reaction mixed to doe panel bill January 6, 2012 Pennsylvania, Outdoor News

PALS Lets Hunters Check Status of Doe Licenses July 9, 2012 Pennslyvania

Pennsylvania Deer Season 2012: Hunting Forecast September 28, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission Affirms Balanced Management Approach June 26, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission Delivers Annual Report to Legislature March 7, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission Releases 2011-12 Deer Harvest Estimates March 14, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission: Tioga County Residents Face $100000 In Fines [poaching] May 9, 2012

Pennsylvania Game commissioners send staff 'back to drawing board' on changes in wildlife management unit (WMU) boundaries May 29, 2012

Pennsylvania sportsmen say: 'Drill, baby, drill' [effect on deer]March 13, 2012

Pennsylvania state forests and state parks apply for more Deer Management Assistance Programs in 2012 June 8, 2012

Police plan to charge man in deer slaying, witness intimidation April 20, 2012 Pennsylvania

Presque Isle State Park, Archery Deer Hunt Planned at Presque Isle State Park September 20, 2012 Pennsylvania,

Presque Isle, Deer-hunt process begins for Presque Isle November 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

Reporting deer harvests growing rare December 15, 2012 New York

Shooting White Deer, Color can dictate decisions November 17, 2012 Pennsylvania

Three Ways to Report a Harvest August 31, 2012 Pennsylvania

Wildlife Conservation Partnership Celebrates 75 Years August 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

2011

A Pennsylvania Road Kill September 24, 2011

Agency spars over deer population April 12, 2011 Pennsylvania

Bill Would Allow Deer Hunting on Sundays June 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

Countdown to Deer Season Has Begun; Antler Restrictions Change in Four-Point ... November 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

CWD Not Found in Pennsylvania Hunter-Killed Deer Samples; CWD Creeps Closer April 22, 2011 Disease

Deer bounce back November 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

Deer debate boils down to hunting's future in Pennsylvania December 20, 2011

Deer herd needs to grow, game commissioner says February 6, 2011 Pennsylvania Population

Deer hunting season begins on Monday [population] November 27, 2011 November 27, 2011 Pennsylvania

Deer Management Goals February 20, 2011 Pennsylvania

Deer population is still an issue August 9, 2011 Pennsylvania

Deer taken from Presque Isle in annual hunt December 16, 2011 Pennsylvania

Deer tales: NY and Pa., two side-by-side management plans April 25, 2011 Pennsylvania

Doe tags a hot item: Hunters' applications flood county office July 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

Dover man petitioning to boost deer population April 24, 2011 Pennsylvania

Food plots are thriving on SGL September 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

Game commission regulates itself December 25, 2011 Pennsylvania

Genetics, nutrition contribute to when deer shed antlers August 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

Gettysburg National Military Park Getting Ready To Shoot Deer September 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

Habitat Work Underway on PA State Game Lands May 17, 2011 Pennsylvania

Heard around the trail [lower hunting age] June 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

Hunters question transport of deer, antler restrictions August 10, 2011 Pennsylvania

Hunters should have a voice among choir December 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

Hunters' deer harvest up 2 percent from '09-'10 season Outdoors note March 13, 2011 Pennsylvania

Is state's deer-management program on target? November 27, 2011 Pennsylvania

It's not needed (Sunday hunting) June 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

Lawmakers taking aim at hunting on Sunday July 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

Let's give 7-day deer hunting a rest already June 20, 2011 Pennsylvnia

Money drives notion of Sunday deer hunting October 31, 2011 Pennsylvania

Movement expected on state Sunday hunting bill December 11, 2011, Pennsylvania

New wild game area in Franklin County in jeopardy October 8, 2011 Pennsylvania

Numbers are fact in state's deer debate (are plans to reduce deer population necessary) April 10, 2011 Pennsylvania

Numerous hunters must be illegally baiting deer November 21, 2011 Pennsylvania

One-week doe season gets mixed reviews December 13, 2011 Pennsylvania

Pa. 10 years into deer management effort November November 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

Pa. releases deer harvest estimates April 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

Penn State, ... Deer Management Webinar November 14, 2011

Pennsvylania Deer License Sales July 24, 2011

Pennsylvania 2011 Whitetail Forecast October 23, 2011

Pennsylvania calculates 2010 whitetail take up March 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania DCNR Forests, Parks Participate in Deer Management ... June 14, 2011

Pennsylvania DCNR Forests, Parks Participate in Deer Management...June 18, 2011

Pennsylvania debates Sunday deer hunting June 13, 2011

Pennsylvania deer wars could move to new battleground under proposed new oversight November 20, 2011 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is One Step Closer to Hunting on Sunday July 7, 2011

Pennsylvania's estimated deer harvest increases from last season March 8, 2011

Proposal to ban lead bullets is shot down November 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

QDMA founder on Pennsylvania deer March, 6, 2011

Readers seek more detail on Pennsylvania deer harvest and risky... March 13, 2011 PA Game Commission

Report lauding economic benefits of Sunday hunting disputed November 13, 2011, Pennsylvania

Reward Offered in Two Deer Poaching Cases in Adams County October 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

State Farm Bureau remains rooted against Sunday hunting November 16, 2011 Pennsylvania

State relaxes antler restrictions for Erie area, other regions November 27, 2011 Pennsylvania

State's deer controversy gets national exposure December 8, 2011 Pennsylvania

The war on deer: A staggering death toll December 29, 2011 Pennsylvania

Thompson should rescind his support of anti-wilderness bill September 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

Too many hunters go too far December 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

U.S. Middle District Court judge to handle unusual Pennsylvania deer farm case November 28, 2011

White-tailed deer age ratios as herd management and predator impact measures in pennsylvania November 21, 2011 Pennsylvania Wildlife Society Bulletin

Workers removing trees on Skyline July 7, 2011 Pennsylvania

Bill Would End Deer Hunting May 5, 1895 Morrisons Cove Herald

Elk History in Pennsylvania

Game Commission Seeks Citizen Advisory Committee Volunteers August 26, 2010 Pennsylvania

Humane Society Offers Reward For Info On Deer Heads Found Along I-79 November 8, 2010

Oak Duke: Deer studies throw light on breeding times 12/30/2010 Pennsyvlania Population

Pennsylvania 2001 Deer Population, January 30, 2007