Pennsylvania's Deer Season For Hunters With Rifles StartsPennsylvania's Game Commission estimates about 750,000 hunters with rifles are expected to pursue white-tailed deer.
Black Bear Crashes Pa. College Party, Gets CollaredAuthorities say a black bear surprised a group of students holding an early morning party near Lehigh University.
Authorities Looking For Person Who Shot And Killed Bald EagleThe 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.
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.
Bear Euthanized in Montco Had Been Hit By Gunfire, Not Car, Officials SayPennsylvania 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.
Black Bear Roaming Bensalem EuthanizedA black bear that had been spotted several times around Bensalem over the weekend was caught overnight -- but had to be euthanized.
Bear Eludes Police In BensalemAuthorities set up roadblocks when a young black bear appeared in a Philadelphia suburb, startling residents.
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.
Pennsylvania's Bats Nearly Wiped OutPennsylvania'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.
Pa. Groups Say Proposed Legislation Will Further Endanger Endangered SpeciesJosh 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 HuntingA 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.
Game Commission: Pennsylvania's Bald Eagle Population BoomingThirty years ago, the combined effects of persecution, pollution and pesticides had decimated the bald eagle population.