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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 - January 17, 2020

Luzerne County Game Warden Justin Faus reports that a Luzerne County man recently was cited for failing to check his traps within the required 36 hours.

Columbia County Game Warden Rick Deiterich reports a Bloomsburg man was cited for using his father-in-law’s truck to locate deer on the last Saturday of the rifle deer season. A witness confronted the man and took pictures and video of the violation.

Wayne County Game Warden Adriel Douglass reports five individuals were charged with hunting through the use of bait in Dyberry Township. Citations also were issued for the taking and possession of an unlawful deer as well as fluorescent-orange violations.

Sullivan County Game Warden Rick Finnegan reports citing individuals for deer-tagging violations and trespassing stemming from an incident that occurred in Asylum Township, Bradford County.

Sullivan County Game Warden Rick Finnegan reports citing two persons for shooting at deer from their vehicles. One incident occurred in Davidson Township, Sullivan County and the other in Benton Township, Columbia County.

Bradford County Game Warden Mike Goodenow reports an individual was cited for placing a tag of another on an antlered deer during this past rifle deer season. The individual is facing maximum fines of $1,000 and up to one year of hunting license revocation.

Pike County Game Warden Patrick Sowers reports having great success with deer decoy operations and advises people to think twice before attempting to road-hunt.

Montour and Northumberland counties Game Warden Jared Turner reports two individuals were cited for shooting a protected buck from the road, within three safety zones, near State Game Lands 226. The incident occurred during the first week of the deer rifle season.

Susquehanna County Game Warden Mike Webb reports that the Saturday opener of the rifle deer season saw many hunters afield with friends and family. Many legally harvested deer were checked and the number of violations was down. “The great majority of hunters are law-abiding sportsmen,” said Webb. “However, the violations that were uncovered were egregious.”