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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 - October 11, 2019

Luzerne County Game Warden Justin Faus reports an increase in illegal dumping on both private and public property in the past few months and is conducting investigations at multiple locations.

Monroe County Game Warden Praveed Abraham reports filing charges against an individual for dumping trash in a state game lands parking lot.

Monroe County Game Warden Praveed Abraham reminds people to identify tree stands they leave on state game lands with a durable tag indicating their CID or Game Commission tree stand ID number. Untagged stands left on Game Commission property represent a violation that may result in a citation.

Bradford County Game Warden Blake Barth reports he transported an injured juvenile bald eagle that was found along state Route 514 to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center for evaluation and rehabilitation. The probability of full recovery is unknown, but the eagle received a second chance from someone who cared enough to report it was injured.

Wayne County Game Warden Adriel Douglass reports investigating two individuals who were riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles and shooting at deer with a handgun along Egypt Road in Mount Pleasant Township on the afternoon of Sept. 24. Anyone who might have information is asked to contact the Game Commission Northeast Region Office.

Sullivan County Game Warden Rick Finnegan reports that he and deputies Mike Bedford, Mike Scott and John DeMille encountered an individual spotlighting at 1 a.m. in Forks Township. The man was travelling from one coyote-hunting location to another and couldn’t resist checking some fields for deer.

Bradford County Game Warden Mike Goodenow reports an individual recently was cited for spotlighting after 11 p.m. and faces a maximum fine of $200.

Pike County Game Warden Patrick Sowers reports many state game lands gates are now open to provide greater access for hunters.

Northumberland County Game Warden Derek Spitler reports warning an individual for allowing cattle to graze on state game lands in Little Mahanoy Township.

Susquehanna County Game Warden Mike Webb reports that, on the opening day of archery deer season, he noted scent- safe wipes and other trash items presumably left in state game lands parking lots by archers. “If someone chooses to litter and gets caught, the fine is fairly hefty,” said Webb. “Littering presents a negative image about hunters and hunting.”

Luzerne County Game Warden Gerald Kapral reports that, while compliance with shooting range regulations has increased substantially, violations still occur, some because shooters simply don’t take the time to read the clearly posted range use regulations. A recent example was a couple that were shooting on the range and neither one had a valid hunting license or range use permit. Also, they were shooting more than six rounds at a time and shooting at a bowling pin. Citations and warnings were issued, and they pled guilty.

Luzerne County Game Warden Gerald Kapral recently cited three people for camping and possessing alcohol on State Game Lands 57. Their vehicles were parked in a game lands parking lot that had a signboard showing regulations make it clear both acts are prohibited.

Luzerne County Game Warden Gerald Kapral is investigating an incident involving hunter trespass and falling from a tree stand on the property of the State Correctional Institution at Dallas.