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Use of Prescribed Fire in Wildlife Habitat Management (PDF)

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Seasonal Roads, Designated Routes and Snowmobile Trails

Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
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Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Northeast Region

Field Officer Reports - November 9, 2017

Bradford County WCO Blake Barth reports charging an individual for unlawfully hunting through use of a motorized vehicle, having a loaded firearm in vehicle, and possessing an unlawfully harvested deer. The defendant faces fines, restitution for the deer, and loss of hunting license privileges. The violation was reported by witnesses who provided crucial information to solve the case.

Bradford County WCO Michael Goodenow reports an individual cited for spotlighting after 11 p.m. faces up to $200 in fines.

Pike County WCO Bob Johnson reports a Philadelphia man was found guilty on appeal in Commonwealth Court for killing a bear through the use of bait during the 2016 archery season. The man scattered a 50-pound bag of corn in his yard, and waited for the bear to come up his driveway, and shoot the bear as it got to the corn. Fines and costs totaled over $2,800 and the man lost his hunting privileges for three years.

Susquehanna County WCO Mike Webb reports that most pheasant hunters seem pleased with this year’s season and birds are very plentiful in stocked locations. “The habitat improvements to the area state game lands has really taken off this year, providing excellent cover may species of wildlife,” said Webb.