Pennsylvania Game Commission To Webcast Meeting Jan. 31-Feb. 1

Pennsylvania Game Commission To Webcast Meeting Jan. 31-Feb. 1
Re-broadcast set for Feb. 11-14 and Feb. 18-21.

Pennsylvania Game Commission
Pennsylvania Game Commission

HARRISBURG, PA –-( So, you were unable to attend the meeting of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners that was held on Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Harrisburg.

If you tune into the Game Commission’s website this coming weekend (Feb. 11-14) and next (Feb. 18-21) you will be able to watch all of the staff reports and the Board’s voting session.

To view the meeting, go to Game Commission’s website ( and click on “Broadcast of Commissioner Meeting.” To view the broadcast, you will need to have “Flash Player” installed on your computer. For those who do not have Flash Player installed, please go to this link: Once Flash Player has been installed, you will be able to properly view the live feed. The download of Flash Player is free.

“The Game Commission has been conducting live webcasts of the Board’s meetings,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “However, not everyone has the opportunity to view these live webcasts.

“To provide those who missed the chance to attend the meeting or to view the live webcast, we will begin broadcasting a seven-hour loop of the meeting, which will ensure that anyone interested in viewing the meeting will have the entire weekend – from noon on Friday, Feb. 11, until around 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14. We will rebroadcast the meeting the following weekend as well, from noon on Friday, Feb. 18, until around 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21.”

Roe noted that all Board meeting agendas and minutes, dating back to January of 2006, are available for review on the agency’s website ( by putting your cursor on “Resources” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then putting your cursor over “Reports & Minutes” in the drop-down menu listing, and then clicking on “Commission Board Meeting Minutes.”

For “on demand” viewing of this meeting or other Game Commission videos, go to and scroll down to “Video Library.” The full meeting is posted in three segments, along with other agency video clips on elk viewing, bald eagle release and pheasant propagation.

The Board’s next meeting will be held April 11-12, at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81.

The Board of Game Commissioners is comprised of eight board members, each selected by the Governor, and confirmed by majority vote of the state Senate. Title 34, the law that governs the Board, requires that each member be a citizen of the Commonwealth, and well informed about wildlife conservation and restoration. Game Commissioners are appointed from various geographical districts of the state to ensure uniform representation for all residents. These districts are not the same as Game Commission agency regions.

Game Commissioners individually hold office for terms of eight years, but may remain seated for an additional six months if no successor is named. Game Commissioners are volunteers and receive no compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses.

Game Commissioners function as a board of directors, establishing policy for the agency; they are not agency employees. Although they are selected by district, they represent all Pennsylvanians and the state’s 480 species of wild birds and mammals.

For a listing of the current Game Commissioners and their hometowns, as well as biographical information, go to the agency’s website ( put your cursor on “About Us” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then click on “Commissioner’s Page” in the drop-down menu listing.

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