Pennsylvania Game Commission

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners operates in an oversight capacity.

The Pennsylvania 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. 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 four years and may be reappointed for a maximum of two additional terms. Commissioners receive no compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses. 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.

As of mid-2021, 7 members are consumptive users and 6 seats are occupied by men.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Funding Sources

† Natural Resources

†† Minor Other (no source ≥10%): Sales of Timber, Interest Income, Game News Subscriptions, Misc.