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Field Reports - March 16, 2018

Bradford County Game Warden Eric Kelly reports an individual has pleaded guilty to using visible bait while trapping. An investigation revealed multiple traps baited with visible animal products including whole fish, squirrels, European starlings and other meat products.

Montour County Game Warden Michael College reports several people have been cited for hunting waterfowl without first purchasing a federal duck stamp.

Columbia County Game Warden Rick Deiterich reports citing a Bloomsburg woman for trying to sell eagle feathers and for possessing protected bird feathers or parts. She was trying to sell 10 feathers through an online yard sale.

Bradford County Game Warden Michael Goodenow reports that tree stands continue to be found on state game lands. Any owner of these stands could be cited and if the tree stand is not claimed after 30 days, the tree stands could be forfeited.

Lackawanna County Game Warden Aaron Morrow reports that a Wayne County man recently was charged with multiple trapping offenses. In early February, a concerned sportsman reported that multiple body-gripping traps were found on his property. The traps were set outside of any watercourse and on private property the defendant did not have permission to be on. The traps were not lawfully tagged and the defendant did not possess a valid furtaker license.

Lackawanna County Game Warden Aaron Morrow reports that a Lackawanna County man recently entered a guilty plea for the unlawful taking of an antlered deer during the firearms deer season, along with multiple other offenses. Deputy Ron Kelley observed the individual unlawfully harvest an antlered deer while he was operating an ATV. The suspect paid thousands of dollars in fines and penalties, and is facing multiple years of license revocation.

Lackawanna County Game Warden Aaron Morrow reports that a Lackawanna County man recently was charged for the unlawful taking of a river otter. The suspect trapped the otter along the Lackawanna River in Wildlife Management Unit 3B, approximately 10 miles from lawful trapping waters. He also attempted to alter his tag to the harvest area of Wildlife Management Unit 3C.

Susquehanna County Game Warden Mike Webb reports that charges were filed against an individual for killing a large 10-point buck prior to rifle season. Charges were made possible after a long investigation was conducted in cooperation with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officers.