PA Game Commission
Western Pennsylvania is well-known for its deer hunting.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Centers for Disease Control have information about preventing Lyme Disease.
With recent bear sightings in residential places becoming more and more common Mike Pintek talks with Gary Fujak about bear attacks.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has set up a couple of traps to catch an elusive black bear or bears near the Pittsburgh Mills Mall.
As of 9 p.m. Monday, the bear trap near Pittsburgh Mills Mall in Frazer remained empty. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has not revealed the exact location of that trap because they want people to stay away.
There was a bear sighting in Natrona Heights. An adult bear weighing at least 300 pounds wandered into Tom and Sharon Bowser’s yard on Burtner Road.
A black bear was spotted in Pittsburgh’s Banksville Park. While bears aren’t usually sighted in the city, wildlife officials say it’s actually not uncommon in the spring and summer.
Officials say the shooting of a man with a bow and arrow was an accident.
About 750,000 hunters were expected to hit the woods statewide. KDKA’s Trina Orlando caught up with a few of the successful ones at Hoffer’s Meat Packing in Ligonier.
While hunters complain that deer in the forest are on the decline, in urban and suburban Allegheny County, the Game Commission says the opposite is true – the population is at an all-time high.
The annual deer versus vehicle survey is out and West Virginia is No. 1 and Pennsylvania ranks fourth. In West Virginia, one out of every 52 drivers will have a deer confrontation, while in Pennsylvania the ratio is one deer hit for every 86 drivers.
The Kopnickys, who are naturalist guides, say they don’t fill their ground feeders this time of year when the bears are gearing up for hibernation, but didn’t think the bear could climb up an 8-foot deck with no steps to get to the high feeder.
When contractors arrived to work on the reservoir’s liner around 6 a.m., they quickly noticed they weren’t the first ones there.
The PA Game Commission has tips on how to stay safe if there’s a black bear in your yard. For more information, click here.