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Seasonal Roads, Designated Routes, Snowmobile Trails and Access for Hunters with Disabilities

Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
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Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Southcentral Region

Field Officer Reports - September 8, 2017

Perry County WCO Kevin P. Anderson Jr. reports that three Cumberland County men were arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia on State Game Lands 170.

Bedford County WCO Jeremy Coughenour reports that illegal ATV riding on game lands continues to be a problem and hidden cameras are being placed to help catch the violators.

Blair County WCO Salvadore Zaffuto reports the unlawful activity on the Altoona Water Authority is at an all-time high this summer. Hunting is allowed on the water authority property, within open seasons. But it is unlawful to fish, swim, ride ATVs or otherwise trespass on the water authority property.

York County WCO Justin Ritter reports a Delaware County resident pleaded guilty to selling the edible parts of game. Charges were brought after a lengthy multi-agency investigation. Fines were set at $2,000.

York County WCO Kyle A. Jury reports DWCOs Matt Miller and George Rupp have closed their investigations on a deer poached in the Spring Grove area. The officers responded to a report of a doe caught on trail camera with an arrow sticking out of its rib cage. Several of the residents in the area also observed the deer. Officers Miller and Rupp were able to match the arrow from the trail-camera photograph with an arrow they retrieved from the home of an individual they investigated. Eventually, the individual admitted to committing the senseless act that likely killed the doe and her two fawns.

Cumberland County WCO John Fetchkan reports that a Newville resident recently pleaded guilty to killing a black bear. Fines and costs will be just over $1,000. The culprit said he was just trying to scare the bear away, but it died soon after it was shot with a 12 gauge.

Adams County WCO Cory M. Ammerman reports an individual has pleaded guilty to multiple charges including providing false identification to law enforcement, littering, being in a restricted area and other violations. The individual’s total fines were over $1,650.

Blair and Huntingdon counties LMO Chris Skipper reports charges are pending against a person for illegal dumping of brush in a parking lot on State Game Lands 322.