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PA Commissioners to Finalize 2016-17 Hunting, Trapping Seasons

March 28, 2016

HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is scheduled to meet April 4 and 5 at the agency's Harrisburg headquarters.

Among other things, the board is to give final approval to the 2016-17 hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits, as well as establish the number of antlerless deer licenses and elk licenses to be allocated.

On April 4 the meeting is slated to convene at 8:30 a.m. to hear public recommendations, followed by Game Commission staff reports. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. Individuals interested in offering public testimony limited to five minutes may register on a first-come, first-to-speak basis.

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Greg Jack of Butler County, PA took this seven-point buck last season. The Game Commission is set to finalize the hunting seasons for 2016-17.

PowerPoint presentations are not permitted during the public comment period.

On April 5 the board will meet again at 8:30 a.m. to take up its regular agenda. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

The agenda for the April 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," then click the link labeled "Agenda."

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

Those attending the meeting are advised the building's front entrance is closed due to a roof-renovation project. Entrance to the lobby and auditorium where the meeting will take place is through the Ross Leffler School of Conservation. Several signs are posted to direct visitors.

Those unable to attend the meeting can watch much of it from home.

The meeting is scheduled to be live-streamed beginning Monday morning, immediately following the conclusion of public comments. The livestream can be accessed through a button on the agency's website,, though viewers might need to follow a link or log into an account to access the stream. In addition, the full board meeting on Tuesday is to 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 livestreams.



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