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
Access Routes for Hunters with Disabilities (PDF)
Public Shooting Ranges
Public Shooting Ranges in the Noartheast Region
Field Reports - January 15, 2021
Luzerne County Game Warden Justin Faus reports that he recently cited an individual from Salem Township, Luzerne County for hunting game through the use of a motorized vehicle, shooting across a roadway and the unlawful taking of a whitetail deer.
Monroe County Game Warden Praveed Abraham reports filing multiple charges against an individual for the unlawful taking of two antlerless deer that were killed outside of hunting season and within a safety zone.
Monroe County Game Warden Praveed Abraham reports witnessing a hunter harvest his first buck, a fine 10-point on State Game Lands 221, during the rifle deer season. “The hunter was very excited, and I was happy to be part of the experience,” said Abraham.
Columbia County Game Warden Rick Deiterich reports that a Catawissa man and a Bloomsburg man both were cited for using a vehicle to locate game, shooting from a roadway, attempting to kill an antlered deer through unlawful means and shooting in a safety zone. The Catawissa man already had killed and antlered deer in archery season and was attempting to kill a second antlered deer in the same year. The investigation revealed that the man killed a 14-point buck and tagged it with a WMU 4C antlerless tag.
Pike County Game Warden Patrick Sowers reports the successful apprehension of a night poacher in the Promised Land State Park area. The suspect shot a deer at night it was in his yard eating at a feed pile. The man shot the deer twice with a handgun while tracking it through his neighbor’s property. Charges were filed.
Montour and Northumberland counties Game Warden Jared Turner reports successfully apprehending individuals during the rifle deer season for a variety of violations including road-hunting, license violations, nighttime poaching, tagging violations and safety-zone violations.
Susquehanna County Game Warden Mike Webb reports that he observed large numbers of deer feeding in open fields during daylight hours after the statewide rifle season. “Hunters should have a great season next year,” said Webb.