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Pennsylvania

Population: 12,281,054 (2000)

State Background
Species
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Pensylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110

717-787-4250
www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/site/default.asp

State Background

Pennsylvania is a state in the northeastern part of the United States. Its nicknames are the Quaker State or the Keystone State. Pennsylvania is 180 miles north to south and 283 miles east to west. Of 46,055 square miles, 44817 square miles are land, 490 square miles are inland waters and 749 square miles are waters of Lake Erie. It is the 33rd largest state in the United States.

The highest point of 3,213 feet above sea level is at Mount Davis, the lowest point is at sea level on the Delaware River, and the approximate mean elevation is 1100 feet.

Pennsylvania has 51 miles of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary.

Although Pennsylvania lies entirely within the humid continental zone, its climate varies according to region and elevation. The regions with the warmest temperatures and the longest growing seasons are the low-lying southwest Ohio valley and the Monongahela valley in the southeast. The region bordering Lake Erie also has a long growing season, as the moderating effect of the lake prevents early spring and late autumn frosts. The first two areas have hot summers, while the Erie area is more moderate. The rest of the state, at higher elevations, has cold winters and cool summers.

State Species

Big Game Black Bear Elk Whitetail Deer
Waterfowl Brant
Coots
Doves
Ducks
Gallinules
Geese
Moorhens
Rails
Snipe
Woodcocks
Furbearer Species Beaver
Bobcat
Coyotes
Fox
Mink
Muskrat
Opossum
Racoon
Skunk
Weasel
Small Game Species Species
Species
Species
Species
Species
Species
Predators Black Squirrel
Bobwhite Quail
Cottontail Rabbit
Crow
English Sparrows
Fox Squirrel
Gray Squirrel
Groundhogs
Red Squirrel
Ringneck Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Snowshoe Hare
Starlings
Wild Turkey
Sport Fish Alewife
American Eel
American Shad
Atlantic Salmon
Atlantic Sturgeon
Banded Killfish
Black Crappie
Blueback Herring
Bluegill
Bowfin
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Burbot
Carp
Catfish
Chinook Salmon
Coho Salmon
Darter
Freshwater Drum
Hickory Shad
Hornyhead Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Logperch
Longnose Gar
Minnow
Mooneye
Muskellunge
Northern Pike
Paddlefish
Pickerel
Pink Salmon
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Smelt
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
Rock Bass
Sauger
Saugeye
Sculpins
Sea Lamprey
Shiner
Shortnose Sturgeon
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Spotted Gar
Steelhead
Striped Bass
Striped Bass Hybrid
Suckers
Sunfish
Threespine Stickleback
Walleye
Warmouth
White Bass
White Crappie
White Perch
Yellow Perch

Clubs & Organizations


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