PFBC NEWS 2016
March 2016GOT SPRING FEVER? BUY YOUR FISHING LICENSE NOW: THE REGIONAL TROUT SEASON OPENER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER
It feels like spring is already here! The official kickoff to fishing season is just around the corner. Why wait until the last minute, buy your PA fishing license now, to get one just go to www.GoneFishingPa.com
or visit any of the more than 900 licensing agents
across the state.
Consider treating your family, friends or loved ones to a voucher for a multi-year or annual license and encourage them to get out and experience the great outdoors with you in 2016.MENTORED YOUTH TROUT DAYS 2016
Responding to angler requests for more fishing opportunities, the PFBC has expanded the popular Mentored Youth Trout Days
program in 2016 to include all trout waters stocked by the PFBC and managed under Commonwealth inland regulations.
“Our goal is to get more kids involved in fishing and to keep them engaged, and one of the best ways to do that is to make the experience as easy as possible for parents and mentors,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “By expanding the program to include all Commission stocked trout waters, we are substantially increasing the number of waters open to the program and are bringing fishing as close as we can to anglers.”
The first Mentored Youth Trout Day will be held on March 26, the Saturday before the regional opening day of trout season in 18 southcentral and southeast counties. The second one will be held on April 9, the Saturday before the statewide opening day of trout season. Children can keep two trout, which must be at least seven inches. More InformationPFBC LAUNCHES NEW LINE OF MERCHANDISE
The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) is launching a new series of collectible products that are a must for every angler. While we know that you’ll want these for yourself, remember that they also make fantastic gifts.
Imagine the attractive reminder of dropping a line into your favorite fishing spot with a metal sign adorning your home or office. A cup of your favorite hot beverage will most assuredly taste better in a PFBC mug. And, who can resist wearing a t-shirt or sweatshirt with our 150th anniversary logo or Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waters logo?
PFBC CONTINUES "SAVE OUR SUSQUEHANNA" CAMPAIGN WITH ONLINE FUNDRAISING SITE
Check out the selections by clicking on www.shopfishandboat.com
. Remember to check back often as we add additional offerings throughout the year.
The fundraising site can be found at: http://www.firstgiving.com/ralphabelefundsaveoursusquehanna
. Individuals can donate by selecting the green “Donate” button in the lower right corner.
"Direct fundraising is an unusual step for a state government agency, but we thought that there are many people who care about the river and would want to be able to contribute to our S.O.S. – Save Our Susquehanna campaign,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “The connection to Ralph Abele Conservation Scholarship Fund was the perfect step in expanding the reach of the campaign since Mr. Abele was a leader in conservation and loved the river. The fund was set up to provide for tax deductible contributions to the campaign with the funding being used by the Commission for projects to improve the water quality of the Susquehanna and its tributaries."WEAR IT PENNSYLVANIA: LIFE JACKETS SAVE LIVES IN COLD WEATHER
PFBC reminds boaters that beginning November 1 and lasting through April 30, they are required to wear a life jacket while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or on any canoe or kayak. The requirement applies to all Pennsylvania waters and is especially important for waterfowl hunters and winter enthusiasts to remember this time of year. According to Pennsylvania boating accident statistics, 80 percent of all boating fatalities happen to boaters not wearing a life jacket.TO BUY A SINGLE-YEAR PERMIT, MULTI-YEAR LICENSE, OR A GIFT VOUCHER, VISIT:
© Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission / P.O. Box 67000 / Harrisburg Pa. 17106-7000 DON'T FORGET TO DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL SOS PROGRAM TODAY.........................................
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