Episode 45: Offseason Scouting & Prep for Public Land Hunting
Call of the Outdoors
by Pennsylvania Game Commission
1w ago
Bowhunting big woods bucks isn’t just a fall hobby — it’s a year-round grind. Beau Martonik of East Meets West joins host Matt Morrett at the Total Archery Challenge in Seven Springs to discuss ways to improve your archery skills in the offseason, effective summer scouting strategies, and how to take advantage of the millions ..read more
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Episode 44: Antlerless Licenses Guaranteed for Most PA Residents
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by Pennsylvania Game Commission
2w ago
With nearly a million passionate hunters in Pennsylvania, the new process for purchasing antlerless licenses led to high demand and longer-than-expected wait times last year. So the Game Commission made some key changes for the upcoming license year to streamline the process and guarantee antlerless licenses for most residents. Deputy Director of Field Operations Dave ..read more
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Episode 43: Introducing PGC’s New Executive Director Steve Smith
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by Pennsylvania Game Commission
1M ago
The future is bright at the Pennsylvania Game Commission! New executive director Steve Smith joins host Matt Morrett to provide Pennsylvanians with an update on the latest changes within the agency. Learn how 30 years of public land hunting and legislative expertise ultimately led Steve to this pivotal role and gain insight into his vision ..read more
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Episode 42: Fact or Fiction: Busting the Biggest Wildlife Myths
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by Pennsylvania Game Commission
2M ago
Have you heard whispers that the Pennsylvania Game Commission is in cahoots with car insurance companies to reduce the deer herd or the agency trades our turkeys to other states in exchange for coyotes? Captain Chad Eyler and Furbearer Biologist Tom Keller join host Matt Morrett to dispel the most common myths swirling around social ..read more
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Episode 40: Igniting Change: Prescribed Fire for Wildlife Habitat
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by Pennsylvania Game Commission
3M ago
Prescribed fire is nothing new — Native Americans used controlled burns to boost berry production and draw in wildlife for centuries. Chief Land Manager Dr. Scott Bearer and Land Management Supervisor Steve Ferreri join host Matt Morrett to explain the value of this management tool to wildlife and their habitats throughout Pennsylvania. Learn how prescribed ..read more
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Episode 39: Sharp & Pointy Teeth: Black Bear Biology & Management
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by Pennsylvania Game Commission
4M ago
Did you know more than half of black bears in Pennsylvania den on top of the ground in a thicket that resembles a giant bird nest? Black Bear Program Manager Emily Carrollo joins host Matt Morrett to bust some common bear myths, share her firsthand experience visiting dens, and explain what to do if you ..read more
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Episode 38: PA Game Laws & The Legislative Process
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by Pennsylvania Game Commission
6M ago
Did you know the Pennsylvania Game Commission is an independent agency tasked with managing the Commonwealth’s wildlife resource for both current and future generations? Legislative Liaison Josh Zimmerman and Executive Director Bryan Burhans join host Matt Morrett to explain how the agency works with legislators, the way policies get made, and what it takes for ..read more
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Episode 37: Behind the Scenes of Pennsylvania Game News
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by Pennsylvania Game Commission
7M ago
Pennsylvania Game News has been in print since 1929 and still boasts a circulation of 80,00 throughout the Keystone State nearly a century later! Editor Travis Lau and Senior Associate Editor Bob D’Angelo join host Matt Morrett to share details on the rich history of the magazine, the iconic artists who’ve contributed illustrations to its ..read more
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Episode 36 Part 1: Healthy Forests, Healthy Deer
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by Pennsylvania Game Commission
8M ago
The average adult white-tailed deer needs five pounds of browse per day — healthy habitat is critical to a healthy deer population. Chief Forester Paul Weiss and host Matt Morrett discuss how the Game Commission manages habitat for white-tailed deer and hundreds of other species on state game lands throughout Pennsylvania. Learn more about the ..read more
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Episode 34: Understanding the role of Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners
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by Pennsylvania Game Commission
10M ago
The Pennsylvania Game Commission doesn’t just serve hunters — the agency manages 480 species of wild birds and mammals for all 13 million residents of the Keystone State. Executive Director Bryan Burhans and Commissioner Robert Schwalm join host Matt Morrett for a behind-the-scenes look at how the Board of Commissioners works with the PGC to ..read more
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