Northeast Region Prescribed Burns
Use of Prescribed Fire in Wildlife Habitat Management (PDF)
Seasonal Roads, Designated Routes and Snowmobile Trails
Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles
Public Shooting Ranges
Public Shooting Ranges in the Northeast Region
Field Reports - May 11, 2018
Bradford County Game Warden Blake Barth reports investigating multiple incidents of deer carcasses being dumped along Kuhnlee Rd. in Springfield Township. Evidence suggests the deer carcasses were disposed in separate incidents, but still within weeks of each other.
Bradford County Game Warden Eric Kelly reports charges are pending against an individual who was hunting spring turkeys over bait.
Columbia County Game Warden Rick Deiterich reports citing a Bloomsburg woman for attempting to sell bald eagle feathers and for possession of protected bird feathers. She was trying to sell 10 feathers through an Internet yard sale. Her brother also was cited for possession of protected feathers and parts. Both pleaded guilty and paid fines and costs.
Pike County Game Warden Bob Johnson reports a Lackawaxen man recently pleaded guilty to hunting bears over bait. The same investigation revealed he’d previously killed a 10-point buck at the same location through the use of bait, for which he also was charged. Fines totaled over $1,000 and loss of his Pennsylvania hunting license privileges.
Pike County Game Warden Bob Johnson reports two Lackawaxen men recently pleaded guilty to killing and possessing an antlerless deer on the 2017 antlered deer rifle season opener. The men paid fines and costs totaling over $1,000 and loss of Pennsylvania hunting privileges for one year.
Sullivan County Game Warden Rick Finnegan reports a juvenile was found guilty of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession stemming from a vehicle stop that also involved assistance from Department of Conservation and Natural Resources forest rangers. The juvenile’s mother was driving and admitted to putting the windows down to “air out the car” so her son didn’t get in trouble.
Susquehanna County Game Warden Mike Webb reports deer numbers have increased in recent years, but so have closed-season deer-poaching violations. Webb also reports he’s had plenty of questions about chronic wasting disease. “It is good to know people are interested in learning of the devastating effects of CWD and how to stop its spread,” said Webb.