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Wine on the Lake – Bus from Warren Mall

Wine on the Lake – Bus from Warren Mall

This option is available for the afternoon session 1-4pm on February 23rd. You can ride a bus from the Warren Mall. Boarding starts at 11am and the bus leaves at 11:30 for Wine on the Lake. It will return back to the mall around 5:30pm. If you are interested, you must choose this option when you buy your tickets at

Bid Package for Chapman State Park Watercraft & Refreshment Concession

Bid Package for Chapman State Park Watercraft & Refreshment Concession

The bid is posted on the state parks web pages and can be accessed at:

Interested parties are invited to contact the park office with any questions prior to submitting a bid. Bids are due on January 30, 2019

You are also welcome to contact Contract Specialist, Jen Bowman directly with any questions or concerns. Please refer to bid # BSP-2019CON-09





WGH Basket Contest

WGH Basket Contest

The 17th Annual Warren General Hospital Basket Contest will take place December 3rd-7th in the hospital outpatient lobby. This is one of the biggest fundraisers for the hospital auxiliary, it challenges hospital departments to create fantastic baskets filled with generous contributions. The average Christmas basket contains between $5oo and $1000 worth of merchandise. The contest proceeds will assist the Auxiliary in maintaining the WGH valet parking, funding the scholarship program, and addressing some hospital department needs. Tickets are $1 each and will be sold in the outpatient lobby from 7am-6pm Mon-Thur and 7am-noon on Friday. Bring address labels to save time writing your name and address! The drawing for the baskets will take place on Friday Dec. 7th at 1:30pm and the winning baskets will need picked up by 6pm.

Decision to Reissue Recreational Special Use Permits

Decision to Reissue Recreational Special Use Permits

The Allegheny National Forest has approved requests to reissue
special use authorizations replacing 27 existing or expired authorizations for recreational uses
including fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, and various other
recreation events. The uses approved for reauthorization are located in Elk, Forest, McKean, and
Warren counties, Pennsylvania.

– This information has been provided by Allegheny National Forest News Release.

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Free app can be installed on mobile devices for handy use anywhere.

Whether you’re looking for a place to hunt, need a license or want an easy way to report your deer or turkey harvest, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s new mobile-device app is a one-stop shop that’s loaded with information hunters and trappers need most.

Through the app, which is free to download at the iTunes and Google Play stores, hunters can find out what’s in season and where, when hunting hours start and end, and whether they’ll need to wear fluorescent orange while in the field, and how much.

The app provides instant access to the Hunting & Trapping Digest – the Game Commission’s complete regulations handbook – as well as the agency’s Mapping Center, which charts hunting opportunities including pheasant releases on state game lands and other hunting properties.

Those in need of licenses can buy them online through the app, or find an issuing agent nearby where they can pick up a license in person. And those who are successful in big-game pursuits can report their harvests through the app, learn the locations of bear and elk check stations, or find a processor where they can donate venison through the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program.

Wildlife-law violations can be reported through the app, and hunters can document their exact location to share in the case of an emergency.

“With this handy and easy-to-use offering, Pennsylvania’s hunters and trappers have all the information they need, right at their fingertips,” said Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans. “Whether seeking immediate answers while in the field, or planning the next day’s hunt from home or camp, all you need is a cellphone signal or network connection to learn whatever you need to know.”

More information about the app, and links to the iTunes and Google Play stores, can be found at by selecting Game Commission Mobile App under the Information & Resources tab.

Information provided by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

It’s Hunting Time

It’s Hunting Time

Just a reminder to hunters and non-hunters alike, it is hunting season, please be careful out in the woods! Below you will find some information provided by the Pennsylvania Game Commission through a news release.

Venison care

While hunting in October often offers pleasant days afield, the often-warm weather also presents challenges for successful deer hunters in assuring harvests result in high-quality venison.

Especially in warm weather, harvested deer should be field dressed quickly, then taken from the field and cooled down as soon as possible. While hanging a deer carcass in a shady area might be fine in cooler temperatures, if the air temperature is above 50 degrees, hunters should refrigerate the carcass as soon as possible.

Information on warm-weather venison care, as well as instructions on deer processing and other tips, are available on the white-tailed deer page on the Game Commission’s website,

Reporting harvests

Hunters must report deer harvests, and they are encouraged to do so soon after their successful hunts, so they don’t forget.

There are three ways to report harvests. Harvests can be reported online at the Game Commission’s website by clicking on the “Report a Harvest” button on the homepage. Reports also can be phoned in to 1-855-PAHUNT1 (1-855-724-8681), or mailed in using the harvest report cards that are supplied to hunters when they purchase their licenses.

Hunters who call should have their hunting license numbers handy, as well as additional information that’s required to be reported.

Mistake kills

Hunters participating in the early muzzleloader season to begin Saturday or the special firearms season to begin Oct. 18 only may harvest antlerless deer.

Any hunter in any season who, by accident or mistake, kills an illegal deer is required to deliver the carcass – entrails removed – within 24 hours to any Game Commission officer in the county where the deer was killed.

A written statement must be provided to the officer, explaining when, where and how the accident or mistake occurred. The deer must be tagged with the appropriate deer harvest tag.

Rifle deer season

As it has traditionally, the two-week firearms season for deer will open statewide on the Monday following Thanksgiving.

The statewide season this year runs from Nov. 26 to Dec. 8.

Hunters in different parts of the state are required to observe different rules regarding the number of points an antlered deer must have and when during the season hunters may harvest antlerless deer.

Information is available at the Game Commission’s website.

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad Train Rides | September Schedule

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad Train Rides | September Schedule

OCTRR recently released their upcoming schedule in September. Train rides will be available on weekends. Boarding begins at 10:30 am, so please plan to arrive at least by 10:15 to have time to park & get inside for boarding. September is also the last chance this season to bring your bike, kayak or canoe and ride the train one-way. You could also walk the trail one-way and take the train back. Advance reservations not necessary, but can be made by calling 814-676-1733. For more info & pricing call or click here.

Apply Electronically for Goose Blind Hunts

Apply Electronically for Goose Blind Hunts

Goose hunters in the 2018-19 license year again must apply online or in person to enter the drawing to hunt from goose blinds at Middle Creek and Pymatuning Wildlife Management Areas.

Applicants can apply online by visiting the Goose Blind Application link on the Waterfowl Hunting and Conservation page at

Those who do not have internet access can fill out the electronic application in person at the following locations:

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center

100 Museum Road

Stevens, PA 17578

Pennsylvania Game Commission Northwest Regional Office

1509 Pittsburgh Road

Franklin, PA 16323

Pennsylvania Game Commission Headquarters

2001 Elmerton Ave.

Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797

An individual may apply to only one area per year. The electronic application must contain the applicant’s 2018-19 hunting license Customer Identification Number (CID). Applications are not accepted by telephone or through U.S. Mail.

Applications will be accepted electronically through Sept. 1.

Public drawings are scheduled to be held Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center and Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area to select applicants to hunt from goose blinds in those areas.


This information has been provided by Pennsylvania Game Commission News Release

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