Berks County WCO Dave Brockmeier reports that an individual from Hamburg has been charged with possession of a road-killed deer without obtaining a permit, and dumping the butchered remains and other household trash along the Schuylkill River.
Lancaster County WCO John Veylupek cited individuals for littering and unauthorized vehicle usage on State Game Lands 156. He is also investigating an individual for trespassing, dumping and failure to lawfully dispose of game or wildlife.
Lancaster County WCO Dennis Warfel reports that they have two new eagle nests in southern Lancaster County this year and eaglets have been hatching since mid-March. There are now 12 nests in southern Lancaster County that he checks on.
Montgomery County WCO Raymond Madden reports that, during the past month, he has been in court at least once a week for multiple hearings. A defense attorney was present at each hearing. “We learn about courtroom procedures in the academy, but nothing beats the real thing,” he said.
Schuylkill County WCO Kevin Clouser reports several large groups of deer have been spotted feeding throughout the county. Most reports are of 15 to 25 deer together in a group, with 45 being the largest group reported. Clouser also reports that turkey sightings are up with multiple strutting toms being seen, indicating the upcoming season looks promising.
Schuylkill County WCO Kevin Clouser reports guilty pleas were made on multiple citations of deer poaching in the Orwigsburg, Schuylkill Haven areas resulting in over $3,000 in fines.