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Northcentral Region

 

News Releases

October 2018: Deer Focus Areas (1:27)
September 2018: How to Safely View Pennsylvania's Elk Herd (1:42)
September 2018: Herbicide Treatment to Promote Diverse Vegetation (2:29)

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

Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles
State Game Lands 176 (The Barrens) Designated Routes brochure (PDF)
Snowmobile Trails
Access Routes for Hunters with Disabilities
State Game Lands 311 Equestrian Trail (PDF)

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Northcentral Region

Field Reports - March 1, 2019

Cameron County Game Warden Wayne Hunt reports observing some large flocks of turkeys. Except for a few cold days, it’s been an easy winter for wildlife.

Lycoming County Game Warden Kristoffer Krebs reported that an Avis man recently pleaded guilty to his role in unlawfully taking a deer in October through the use of an artificial light. The deer was shot in Anthony Township and taken to a residence in Piatt Township. The defendant assisted in the possession, transportation and processing of the deer, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and applicable court costs. The defendant now faces the revocation of his hunting and furtaking privileges.

Lycoming County Game Warden Kristoffer Krebs reported that an Old Lycoming Township man was found guilty of unlawfully importing high-risk deer parts into Pennsylvania. The man had harvested an antlerless deer New York state in November, then brought the entire carcass home. Magisterial District Judge William Solomon found the defendant guilty at a January hearing and ordered him to pay a $100 fine.

Lycoming County Game Warden Kristoffer Krebs reported that a Montgomery man recently pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a Dec. 1 incident in Clinton Township. The defendant shot and killed two antlerless deer within a safety zone. The investigation also revealed that the actor did not have a single antlerless deer license for the wildlife management unit where he shot the deer. The defendant pleaded guilty to a safety zone violation, one count of unlawfully taking or possession of game or wildlife and one count of unlawful taking of big game. The man was ordered to pay fines totaling $1,800 and now faces the revocation of his hunting and furtaking privileges.

Lycoming County Game Warden Kristoffer Krebs reported that a Williamsport man recently pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawfully taking big game. The man harvested an antlerless deer, without a valid antlerless license, while archery deer hunting in October in Hepburn Township. An investigation revealed that the man did not have a valid antlerless deer license. The defendant was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and now faces the revocation of his hunting and furtaking privileges.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that a Smethport man was cited for letting his dog chase down and kill a deer. When local police arrived, the dog was standing on the chest of the deer.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that, with the help of Game Warden Mark Fair, a new den was constructed for a sow with four cubs. The sow and her cubs were moved from Potter County to McKean County and are doing well in their new home.

Union County Game Warden Dirk Remensnyder reports that even with the bear season over and the cold weather indicating that they should be in hibernation, bears still are out at times, roaming around.

Lycoming County Game Warden Jonathan M. Wyant reports observing 84 deer at the same time in one field in eastern Lycoming County. Several of the deer were bucks that still had their antlers.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports a bull elk was euthanized due to a fractured leg.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports a search warrant was executed involving a deer investigation.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports many court cases are being adjudicated from the fall 2018 hunting season.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports a missing person search was conducted on State Game Lands 34.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that Lawrence Township Police arrested a person who had multiple warrants for traffic violations, plus a game law violation.

Potter County Game Warden Mark Fair reports relocating a female black bear and her four cubs. The bear had decided to make its den between a large rock and the wooden framing of an apartment building in Galeton, Potter County. The section of wall the bear had made its den next to had begun move away from the foundation. Game Commission bear biologist Mark Ternent, State Game Wardens and other staff and volunteers moved the mother bear and 2-week-old cubs to an artificial den constructed in McKean County.

Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that an individual was found guilty for having a loaded firearm in a motorized vehicle. Individual had to pay fines totaling over $150.