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
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 - May 8, 2015

Bradford County WCO Eric Kelly reports charges are pending against an individual after a search revealed that he was in possession of an illegal bobcat and eight green pelts.

Bradford County WCO Blake Barth reports citing an individual for possessing, transporting, and drinking alcoholic beverages on State Game Lands 289. He was also fishing without a fishing license. "I encourage all persons who participate in activities on state game lands to pay attention to the signs placed at most parking areas," said Barth.

Columbia County WCO Rick Deiterich reports an individual was cited and pleaded guilty to killing a black bear. The man had piles of garbage and discarded food items on the open ground near his house and he was warned previously about cleaning up the area to discourage attracting bears. The man shot at the 75-pound bear nine times with a handgun. It was determined that the bear posed no threat to his safety.

Wayne County WCO Frank J. Dooley reports a New York man pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of a black bear, two deer in baited areas, hunting in baited areas, and possession of protected birds. The fines and costs totaled $3,500 and he will lose his Pennsylvania hunting-license privileges for seven years.

Monroe County WCO Ryan Gildea recently charged a Blakeslee man with multiple counts of drug possession and several game-law violations stemming from an incident that took place during the 2014 archery season. The individual is alleged to have killed three antlered during the 2014-15 hunting season.

Lackawanna County WCO Aaron Morrow reports that recently illegal activity on State Game Lands 91 and State Game Lands 135 has ranged from unlawful ATV activity to illegal drug activity.

Lackawanna County WCO Jared Turner reports that he is looking for the individuals responsible for leaving four live explosive targets on the shotgun and rifle range on State Game Lands 300. If anyone has any information, please contact the Game Commission's Northeast Region Office at 570-675-1143.

Susquehanna County WCO Mike Webb reports that deer in northern Susquehanna County can be seen literally everywhere. Unfortunately, the number of roadkills is way up, even on dirt roads. A few credible reports of dead or dying deer from starvation were received this past winter.

Sullivan County WCO Rick Finnegan is seeking anyone who may have information on an osprey that was found critically injured near Boy Scout Camp Brule in Elkland Township, Sullivan County.  Game Commission Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer Michael Scott reports the bird was seen by camp personnel around noon on April 30, and appeared injured.

The osprey suffered from a gunshot wound to the chest and had to be euthanized.  An examination revealed that the bird was shot with a small caliber bullet.   "These majestic birds cannot protect themselves from people intent on doing them harm," said Finnegan. "We are hopeful that someone will step forward with information concerning this senseless act."

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Game Commission's Northeast Region Office at 570-675-1143.

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Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110-9797