The new 2017 “S.O.S. – Save Our Susquehanna” button will be available for purchase beginning June 1. A fishing license is required to purchase the $10 button and all profits from the button sales will go to fund the campaign.

The PFBC launched its campaign in 2015 and announced that a portion of license sales and proceeds from the button would be dedicated to funding water and soil conservation projects along the Susquehanna River, whose young Smallmouth Bass population has been plagued by illness and elevated mortality rates.

Qualifying for the National Archery in the Schools Program state championships is happening now.

A huge opportunity is “nocking” for Pennsylvania’s student archers.
The 2017 National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament is set to be held March 10 in State College. Qualifying for the state event is currently open across the state. And the Pennsylvania Game Commission is encouraging all schools participating in the program, commonly referred to as NASP, to take part.
Teams hoping to make the state tournament must first shoot at one of the many state qualifiers being held across the state. Qualifying opened on Oct. 1 and closes on Feb. 5. The top 12 teams in each age division, as well as the top 30 individuals in each age class, will earn a ticket to the state championships.

An official state historical marker was placed at the PFBC headquarters on Oct. 12 commemorating the beginning of the agency with its establishment in 1866 and its national leadership in environmental protection and enforcement.

The special ceremony was held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and was part of the PFBC’s year-long celebration of its 150th Anniversary. 

 

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