Episode 20: Managing Wildlife for a Brighter Future

A shared passion for wildlife, whether identifying as a hunter or birder, is the one thing all wildlife lovers have in common. Listen to Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans, Bureau of Wildlife Management Director Matthew Schnupp and Call of the Outdoors Host Matt Morrett discuss exciting new hunting opportunities, along with ways in which hunting seasons and limits are determined, as well as the importance of everyone working together for wildlife.

Whether an avid hunter or someone with a general love of the outdoors, understanding the multi-faceted approach of modern wildlife management practices helps everyone better appreciate our agency’s mission: To manage and protect wildlife and their habitats while promoting hunting and trapping for current and future generations.”

Matthew Schnupp was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia and spent much of his childhood chasing after pheasants in the state game lands of Pennsylvania. After going to West Virginia University for his undergraduate degree, he headed down south to Texas, where he attended Texas A&M University. He spent the next 15 years in Texas working as the chief biologist for an 825,000-acre private ranch. Matthew took the opportunity to move closer to home in 2018 and planted his roots in Pennsylvania when he assumed his current role. He’s glad be in the state where his love for hunting began.  

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