Game Commission board to meet

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will be meeting on Monday and Tuesday, April 11-12, at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81. The meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. on both days.

On Monday, Apr. 11, the Board will hear public comments on the proposed 2011-12 hunting and furtaking seasons and bag limits that were given preliminary approval in January.  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.

Also on Monday, Apr. 11, following public comment, the Board will receive agency staff reports and updates.

On Tuesday, Apr. 12, the Board is scheduled to take official action to finalize the 2011-12 hunting and furtaking seasons and bag limits, and to set antlerless deer license allocations for the upcoming seasons.  Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

A complete agenda for the meeting will be posted on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) prior to the meeting.

Minutes from the January meeting are available in the “Resources” section under “Reports/Minutes.”

For those unable to attend this meeting, the Game Commission will webcast the meeting beginning with the Game Commission staff reports on Monday, immediately following the conclusion of public comments. In addition, the full Board meeting on Tuesday will be webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m.  An icon will be posted on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) on Monday and Tuesday to access the webcasts.

A rebroadcast of the meeting will be scheduled and announced following the meeting.