Welcome To the Conservation Officer's Of Pennsylvania - COPA Website
In early 1994, Pennsylvania's Wildlife and Waterways Conservation Officers formed and incorporated the Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association (COPA). COPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-deductible organization under the Internal Revenue Code. COPA is also registered with the Pennsylvania's Bureau of Charitable Organizations.
Shikar Safari Club is proudly taking applications from undergraduates and graduates.
These scholarships will be given on a yearly basis.
And will be given in the amount of $5000.00 each for those currently involved in the studies of Wildlife Management, Range Management and Law Enforcement.
Littering is a constant battle encountered by Conservation Officers year long. One of the worst things is fishing line left along streams and lakes.
Over the years I have encountered ducks entangled with fishing line. The hardest part with them is catching them which usually means some type of net.
Geese are another victim and the biggest obstacle is freeing the young gosling while someone occupies mother goose to prevent her natural instinct to protect which causes a wing beating. I have suffered a bloody nose from wing beats when I wasn’t fast enough to free the fishing line from the young goose’s feet before she came to the rescue.