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Field Officer Reports - May 19, 2017

Sullivan County WCO Rick Finnegan reports several violations were found at a hunting camp in the Shunk area on the opening day of spring gobbler season. Three individuals were hunting turkeys with a corn feeder nearby, and the camp owner also was attempting to unlawfully entice bears with food items.

Montour County WCO Michael College reports that bear complaints are on the rise, and he’d like to remind everyone to bring in birdfeeders and to take garbage out on the day of pick-up if experiencing bear problems.

Bradford County WCO Eric Kelly reports multiple charges are pending against an individual from Columbia Crossroads after a road-hunting incident in Burlington Township.

Northeast Region Conservation Administration Supervisor John Morack reports that a Schuylkill County man pleaded guilty to possessing a loaded 10-gauge shotgun that was mounted on the handlebars of the motorcycle he was operating. The violation took place south of Locust Gap in East Cameron Township. The man was ordered by Magisterial District Judge Richard P. Cashman to pay fine and court costs totaling $384.50.

Monroe County WCO Bryan Mowrer reports taking an injured osprey to the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in mid-April. The osprey got into a fight with a mature bald eagle in Polk Township. The osprey was left unable to fly and suffered several puncture wounds. The rehabilitation facility believes it will be able to be released within a few months.

Monroe County WCO Bryan Mowrer reports that covert cameras placed on state game lands and public access properties have already yielded close to 10 citations in 2017 for unlawful activities. Illegal dumping, unlawful ATV riding, and possession of alcohol all were observed and investigated because of covert cameras.

Susquehanna County WCO Ben Rebuck reports investigating several cases of baiting during the first two weeks of the spring gobbler season.

Lackawanna County WCO Jared Turner reports that he is looking for information related to the dumping of automotive parts and other miscellaneous garbage in the State Game Lands 300 parking lot on Salem-Mountain Road in Carbondale. The dumping occurred during the last week of April. If anyone has information, they are asked to Game Commission’s Northeast Region Office at 570-675-1143.