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Field Reports - October 26, 2018

Bradford County Game Warden Blake Barth reports citing an individual for a loaded firearm in a vehicle. The individual was being driven to another hunting location after being informed through hand-held radios that deer were around that area.

Columbia County Game Warden Rick Deiterich reports issuing several warnings to individuals at the State Game Lands 58 shooting range for not possessing a valid hunting license or range permit.

Sullivan County Game Warden Rick Finnegan reports that he, along with his deputies and Cadet Corey Houck, cited two individuals on the opening day of the statewide archery season for hunting through the use of bait in Bradford County. Two other men were cited in Sullivan County for hunting without a hunting license and not possessing a second form of identification.

Luzerne County Game Warden Gerald Kapral reports that on the opening day of the statewide archery season, hunters were cited for hunting over bait at two separate locations. One hunter was hunting over corn and the other was using deer feed. “Fortunately for these men, no game animals were killed, so both hunters received only one citation each,” Kapral said.

Luzerne County Game Warden Gerald Kapral reports that four individuals were cited for using a Game Commission shooting range without obtaining a valid hunting license or range permit.

Bradford County Game Warden Eric Kelly reports several baiting violations occurred in Tuscarora Township on the opening day of the statewide archery season that resulted in citations being issued.

Monroe County Game Warden Bryan Mowrer reports a New Jersey man was issued several citations for unlawfully shooting a wild turkey on a Sunday, within several safety zones, with no valid license, and outside of turkey season. This incident occurred over the Labor Day weekend, and the turkey he shot was under a children’s playset in his neighbor’s yard.

Susquehanna County Game Warden Ben Rebuck reports citing an individual for shooting a buck from his vehicle with a crossbow on the opening morning of the statewide deer archery season. The individual faces up to $2,800 in fines and court costs.

Northumberland County Game Warden Jared Turner reports that an antlered deer was poached in the area of Irish Valley and Elm Road around Sept. 30. The deer was shot from the road and left lying in a farmer’s pond. If anyone has any information please call the Game Commission’s Northeast Region Office at 570-675-1143 or Operation Game Thief at 1-888-PGC-8001.

Susquehanna County Game Warden Mike Webb reports several different unlawful deer cases are being investigated in his district. “The increasing number of deer in the area seems to have resulted in a corresponding number of poaching incidents,” said Webb.