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Black Bear Crashes Pa. College Party, Gets Collared

Authorities say a black bear surprised a group of students holding an early morning party near Lehigh University.


File photo: (Credit: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Authorities Looking For Person Who Shot And Killed Bald Eagle

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says it received a call from a person who heard a gunshot and found the injured eagle Wednesday night near Andreas. The eagle died shortly thereafter.


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750K Hunters Expected For Start Of Deer Season In Pa.

Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania hunters will tramp into the woods this week for the first day of the state’s major deer hunting season.


(File photo of a black bear seen in Chalfont, Bucks County. Police say it's possible the same bear was seen in Horsham.)

Bear Euthanized in Montco Had Been Hit By Gunfire, Not Car, Officials Say

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials thought the bear had been injured in an encounter with a car. But during a post-mortem examination, wildlife officers found the bear had been shot.


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Black Bear Roaming Bensalem Euthanized

A black bear that had been spotted several times around Bensalem over the weekend was caught overnight — but had to be euthanized.


file photo of a black bear. (credit:  FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bear Eludes Police In Bensalem

Authorities set up roadblocks when a young black bear appeared in a Philadelphia suburb, startling residents.


(The lot in North Philadelphia where the animal remains were found. Credit: CBS3)

New York State Man Fined in North Phila. Mutilated Animal Probe

A New York hunter has been cited by the Pennsylvania Game Commission following the discovery earlier this month of the mutilated remains of a bobcat in a vacant lot at 31st and Jefferson Streets in the Brewerytown section of North Philadelphia.


(Tricolored Bat with White Nose Syndrome. Credit: Gregory Turner, PA Game Commission.)

Pennsylvania’s Bats Nearly Wiped Out

Pennsylvania’s bat population has been all but wiped out by White Nose Syndrome, caused by a non-native fungus that thrives in the cold damp caves and mines in which bats hibernate.


(Josh First, a sportsman and self-described conservative, wants laws protecting endangered species in Pennsylvania to remain intact.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Groups Say Proposed Legislation Will Further Endanger Endangered Species

Josh First, a sportsman and self-described conservative, says if the aim of the bill is to pave the way for natural gas extraction or other business activities, it will not work.



Pa. Suit Asks Judge To Toss Ban On Sunday Hunting

A sportsmen’s group has asked a federal judge to throw out the state’s long-standing ban on Sunday hunting, claiming it interferes with hunters’ religious rights and their right to bear arms.


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Game Commission: Pennsylvania’s Bald Eagle Population Booming

Thirty years ago, the combined effects of persecution, pollution and pesticides had decimated the bald eagle population.


File photo of  Bald Eagle. (Credit / Getty Images)

Game Officials: Bald Eagle Shot, Killed In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is trying to determine who fatally shot a bald eagle in Pennsylvania earlier this month.


(A black bear in a tree.  File photo by Hal Korber, Pa. Game Commission.)

Pa. Game Expert Reminds Area Residents To Give Wildlife Wide Berth

People in several Lower Bucks County communities are on the lookout for a bear seen recently in Hulmeville and Bensalem.


(The Sugarhouse casino.  File photo by Michelle Durham)

PA Casinos Top New Jersey In Overall Gaming Revenue

Pennsylvania’s casinos beat out Atlantic City’s gambling palaces for overall gaming revenue in 2012.


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Fawning Season Begins In 2 Weeks But Avoid The Urge To Baby Them

Pennsylvania game commission educator Joe Kosack says, well-meaning people interpret fawns’ instinctive behavior, the wrong way and this can lead to something bad for the little creatures.