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
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 - November 20, 2015

Luzerne County WCO Gerald Kapral reports he has received numerous complaints about spotlighters casting beams on homes and barns. Night patrols have been increased in these areas to help alleviate the issue.

Luzerne County WCO Gerald Kapral reports this has been the worst year so far for nuisance bear and damage complaints. Numerous complaints have been answered where bears killed chickens, ducks, and other domestic birds. “I have had up to four bear traps set at one time to deal with the issues,” Kapral said. Kapral said he hoped the abundance of available food will keep more bears out and about during hunting season.

Luzerne County WCO Gerald Kapral reports that, while trying to check a baited archery ground blind, two persons fled from him on an ATV. “While they may have gotten away for now, they left behind many items, including a vehicle remote-entry fob that might help identify them,” Kapral said.

Montour County WCO Michael College reports citing several individuals for failure to wear the required amount of daylight fluorescent orange material. He would like to remind hunters that pages 62 and 63 of the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest has illustrations of the amount of orange required for each season.

Northumberland County WCO Jason Kelley reports citing individuals this fall for baiting and fluorescent-orange violations during the archery deer season. Kelley also reports seeing a large number of hunters enjoying the warmer weather this fall.

Bradford County WCO Eric Kelly reports that multiple charges are pending after an incident where an individual placed bait at a tree stand in order to entice deer for an accompanying hunter to harvest.

Susquehanna County WCO Ben Rebuck reports participating in a law-enforcement detail focused on small-game hunting at Lackawanna State Park. The detail yielded several violations and warnings. One individual was cited for shooting at a pheasant from the road and using a vehicle to locate game.

Wyoming County WCO Victor Rosa reports a suspect has been arrested for killing a large buck over bait with a shotgun during the archery season.

Lackawanna County WCO Jared Turner reports that there have been safety-zone violations and road-hunting violations occurring at Lackawanna State Park. If anyone sees an individual shoot from a vehicle, from the road, or into a safety zone, please contact the Game Commission’s Northeast Region Office at 570-675-1143.

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