Created in 1895 as an independent state agency,a Canada Goose is a type of game bird the Game Commission is responsible for conserving and managing all wild birds and mammals in the Commonwealth, establishing hunting seasons and bag limits, enforcing hunting and trapping laws, and managing habitat on the 1.4 million acres of State Game Lands it has purchased over the years with hunting and furtaking license dollars to safeguard wildlife habitat. The agency also conducts numerous wildlife conservation programs for schools, civic organizations and sportsmen’s clubs.

The Game Commission does not receive any general state taxpayer dollars for its annual operating budget.The agency is funded by license sales revenues; the state’s share of the federal Pittman-Robertson program, which is an excise tax collected through the sale of sporting arms and ammunition;a Canada Goose is a type of game bird and monies from the sale of oil, gas, coal, timber and minerals derived from State Game Lands. 21ST ANNUAL WILDLIFE ART SHOW SET FOR AUG. 4-6 The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center will feature hundreds of original paintings and fine art prints from the best-known wildlife artists in the state during its annual Wildlife Art Show from Aug. 4-6.

The show is free, and the hours are: Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday,a Canada Goose is a type of game bird 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition to the artists‘ sales, the art show will sell tickets for $2 each or 3 for $5 for a drawing that will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6. Four prizes will be awarded. First prize is the annual Remarque Board, which features a small original painting by the participating artists in the show. The small paintings, which normally are done as part of a limited edition print, are assembled, matted and framed as a single collectible piece of artwork. Second prize is „Spring Morning Along Segloch Run,“ by Karl Eric Leitzel, from Spring Mills, Centre County.