Wildlife Futures Program

A Wildlife Health Program with the Pennsylvania Game Commission


About Reporting Wildlife Health Issues

If you would like to report a wildlife health issue, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has made it easier than ever for the public to continue playing a critical role in wildlife health surveillance. The agency’s Wildlife Health Survey enables the public to report observations of wildlife health issues occurring within the Commonwealth.

Any wild birds or mammals that appear abnormal, injured, sick, or are found dead should be reported. Remember to always remain at a safe distance when observing wildlife and do not handle wildlife unless you are hunting, trapping, or authorized to do so. If you require immediate assistance, call 1-833-PGC-HUNT or 1-833-PGC-WILD.

The Wildlife Health Survey can be accessed by visiting www.pgcapps.pa.gov/WHS


Wildlife Futures in the News

Learn More About Wildlife Futures

At no time in history has disease posed more problems for wildlife and its conservation. 

  • White-Nose Syndrome has killed 99 percent of most cave-bat species.
  • Chronic Wasting Disease continues to spread to new parts of Pennsylvania, infecting and killing deer and threatening hunting tradition.
  • West Nile virus has left Pennsylvania’s state bird, the ruffed grouse, with an uncertain future.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Penn Vet have formed a partnership to address those problems head-on.