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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 Northeast Region

Field Reports - June 21, 2019

Bradford County Game Warden Blake Barth reports charging an individual for unlawfully shooting a black bear in his yard. The bear was eating from a birdfeeder when the homeowner fired a shot from his .357 pistol and struck the bear. The investigation revealed there was no imminent threat to human safety.

Monroe County Game Warden Praveed Abraham advises shooters using the state game lands shooting ranges that the maximum ammunition capacity for all firearms is six rounds.

Columbia County Game Warden Rick Deiterich reports citing a Millville teenager with having a loaded shotgun in his car while driving on State Game Lands 226 near Millville. When Deiterich approached the vehicle, the defendant was pumping live rounds out of his shotgun.

Wayne County Game Warden Adriel Douglass reports issuing citations to persons for possessing untagged turkeys during the spring turkey season and for violations of state game lands regulations.

Luzerne Cunty Game Warden Justin Faus reports that ATV activity on State Game Lands 119 has been high recently and he cited eight individuals in less than a week for operating ATVs on the game lands.

Sullivan County Game Warden Rick Finnegan reports that several cabin owners were warned for feeding bears, and others might be cited. “Placing food out for any animals is unlawful once bears begin to congregate because of it,” said Finnegan.

Susquehanna County Game Warden Ben Rebuck reports investigating an incident where supplemental feeding of wildlife contributed to bears congregating in the area. “Once a bear begins to habituate to an area, all feeding must stop,” said Rebuck.

Pike County Game Warden Patrick Sowers reports hearing plenty of success stories from the spring turkey season despite mostly poor weather this year.

Northumberland County Game Warden Derek Spitler reports an individual pleaded guilty to the unlawful taking of three antlerless white-tailed deer. The deer were taken in January in Upper Mahanoy Township.

Montour and Northumberland counties Game Warden Jared Turner reports that an individual from Turbotville was cited for possession of an illegal deer and hunting without a license on State Game Lands 226 near Millville.

Susquehanna County Game Warden Mike Webb advises persons not to pick up fawns as the doe is likely feeding in the area nearby and will return to her young.