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Northeast Region


Northeast Region Prescribed Burns

Use of Prescribed Fire in Wildlife Habitat Management (PDF)



Seasonal Roads, Designated Routes and Snowmobile Trails

Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles
Snowmobile Trails

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Noartheast Region

Field Reports - September 11, 2020

Northumberland County Game Warden Derek Spitler reports an individual was recently found guilty for failing to properly tag a spring turkey. The violation occurred in Jordan Township.

Bradford County Game Warden Blake Barth reports he is investigating an incident where a fawn and an antlered deer were shot around 3 a.m. in LeRoy Township on Aug. 26.

Columbia County Game Warden Rick Deiterich reminds range users that a current hunting license or range use permit must now be in possession while using Game Commission shooting ranges

Wayne County Game Warden Adriel Douglass reports that charges have been filed against three individuals for their involvement in killing a black bear in closed season. The incident occurred in April in Clinton Township. One of the parties faces a misdemeanor charge with potential fines up to $3,000 and possible jail time.

Luzerne County Game Warden Justin Faus reports increased patrols State Game Lands 260 in Salem Township, near Shickshinny. “I noticed an increase in illegal dumping and partying on these game lands and recently cited two individuals there for consuming alcohol and littering.”

Sullivan County Game Warden Rick Finnegan reports that, while investigating bear complaints in the Eagles Mere area, he discovered a home where birdseed and corn placed in the yard was causing bears to congregate. Warnings were issued.

Susquehanna County Game Warden Ben Rebuck reports citing an individual for taking possession of a raccoon from the wild.

Pike County Game Warden Patrick Sowers reports a significant increase in the amount of property abuse at State Game Lands 180 in the Shohola Falls area. “Graffiti Is being found on rock faces, there is an increase in drug and alcohol use and trash is being left behind,” said Sowers. “Please report incidents of state game lands abuse to the nearest Game Commission Region Office.”

Monroe County Game Warden Praveed Abraham reports filing charges against an individual for the unlawful take of a Canada goose.

Monroe County Game Warden Praveed Abraham is charging multiple individuals for swimming in a Class-A protected trout stream at Wild Creek Falls. “The reason for protected trout streams is to preserve these pristine waters from contaminants,” said Abraham. “When people swim in these waters, contamination may occur through sunscreen, lotions and deodorant.”