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Northeast Region

Daniel Figured, Director

Serving the following Counties: Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming

3917 Memorial Highway
Dallas, PA 18612

Open Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 4:00PM

Phone: (570) 675-1143, (570) 675-1144

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Northeast Region Prescribed Burns
Use of Prescribed Fire in Wildlife Habitat Management
Game Commission Burns for Wildlife

News Releases
February 4, 2016: Game Commission Seeks Information on Dead Eagle
January 27, 2016: Deiterich Promoted to Game Commission Supervisor
September 18, 2015: Temporary Game Lands Shooting Range Closures
September 4, 2015: Scout Project Increases Public Safety on Game Lands
September 2, 2015: Game Commission to Host Game Lands Habitat Tours
September 1, 2015: Game Commission Recruiting Deputies/Hunter Education Instructions
August 24, 2015: NEPA Whitetails Unlimited Improving Habitat on Game Lands
August 21, 2015: Game Commission Seeks Information on Burglary
August 12, 2015: PGC To Present Wildlife Forensics/K-9 Dog Program
July 10, 2015: Wenner Recognized by Pennsylvania Trappers Association
July 10, 2015: Eagle Scout Project Benefits Wood Ducks
July 1, 2015: Beahm Promoted To Game Commission Land Management Supervisor
June 23, 2015: Where Went the Whip-poor-will?
June 8, 2015: Game Commission To Present Program On Owls
May 19, 2015: Honesdale Man Charged With Possessing Drugs On Game Lands
May 15, 2015: A CCC Boy Returns to Camp
May 4, 2015: Game Commission Seeks Information On Dead Osprey
April 27, 2015: Students Improve Handicap Hunter Access To Game Lands
April 21, 2015: Monroe County Man Charged With Poaching Multiple Deer
April 16, 2015: Two Charged in Bradford County Bear Killing
April 14, 2015: Game Commission Burns To Improve Wildlife Habitat
April 2, 2015: Walton and Anastasi Recognized by Game Commission
December 22, 2014: Bear Beginnings

Seasonal Roads, Designated Routes and Snowmobile Trails
Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles
Snowmobile Trails

Public Shooting Ranges
Public Shooting Ranges in the Northeast Region

Field Officer Reports - March 11, 2016

Northumberland County WCO Jason Kelley reports encountering several goose and coyote hunters in February. He also would like to remind hunters to sign their various hunting licenses.

Bradford County WCO Blake Barth reports citing an individual for a trapping violation during the otter season. “The laws and regulations set for these special seasons are critical to management and conservation of our resources,” said Barth.

Sullivan County WCO Rick Finnegan reports a Columbia County resident was recently cited for being in possession of a deer that was unlawfully killed and illegally possessing a road-killed deer without obtaining permit.

Montour County WCO Michael College reports that drug-making materials have been found on State Game Lands 226 in Columbia County. WCO College asks that anyone with information about suspicious activity to report it to the Game Commission’s Northeast Region Office at 570-675-1143.

Monroe County WCO Ryan Gildea reports several trappers were encountered during the recent otter trapping season. “Many trappers were excited about the new opportunity,” Gildea said.

Wayne County WCO Jim McCarthy reports that a Lake Ariel man was cited after an investigation revealed that an otter that the man presented as a legal harvest actually was killed last year and stored in his freezer until the legal otter trapping season. He faces up to $900 in fines and costs, and likely will have his Pennsylvania hunting and trapping privileges revoked for at least one year.

Columbia County WCO John Morack reports that a Northumberland County man was cited recently for littering in a wooded area on State Game Land 58, near Mountain Road, Main Township. The trash contained various paper, plastic and metal products. The individual faces a fine and court costs over $500. He also is responsible for cleaning up the area and properly disposing of the trash.

Lackawanna County WCO Aaron Morrow reports that a Lackawanna County resident recently entered a guilty plea to trapping without having his traps tagged.

Monroe County WCO Bryan Mowrer reports observing five, active bald-eagle nests within his district. “Readers are encouraged to visit the EagleCam on the Game Commission’s website to watch live-streaming video from an eagle nest in Hanover, Pa.,” he said.

Wyoming County WCO Victor Rosa reports that, with assistance from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, a 1½-year investigation resulted in the prosecution of several individuals for unlawfully taking deer at night.

Susquehanna County WCO Mike Webb reports that conditions on state game lands in Susquehanna County are improving thanks to several wildlife-management and habitat-improvement projects underway.

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