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Northeast Region Prescribed Burns

Use of Prescribed Fire in Wildlife Habitat Management (PDF)

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Seasonal Roads, Designated Routes and Snowmobile Trails

Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
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Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Northeast Region

Field Reports - January 18, 2018

Bradford County Game Warden Blake Barth reports an individual was cited in November for hunting through the use of bait was found guilty after a summary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Jonathon Wilcox in Troy.

Columbia County Game Warden Rick Deiterich reports that several persons were cited for not wearing the required amount of fluorescent orange material while deer hunting.

Columbia County Game Warden Rick Deiterich reports that several persons were cited for having loaded firearms in or on vehicles during the past deer firearms season.

Sullivan County Game Warden Rick Finnegan reports that a vehicle was recently found broken down and abandoned on State Game Lands 142 in Bradford County. The owner of the vehicle is facing several charges.

Lackawanna County Game Warden Aaron Morrow reports the two Lackawanna County men were charged with the unlawful taking and possession of four white-tailed deer and other offenses. On the last day of the rifle deer season, each defendant shot and killed two deer at the same baited location.

Lackawanna County Game Warden Aaron Morrow reports that a Lackawanna County man and a Luzerne County man each were charged with multiple offenses related to unlawfully taking deer.

Monroe County Game Warden Bryan Mowrer reports a Monroe County man was cited for unlawfully taking a 6-point buckon Dec. 19, during closed season with an unlawful device – a .22 mag rifle.

Monroe County Game Warden Bryan Mowrer reports citing a Stroudsburg man for unlawfully taking an antlerless deer during the rifle deer season. After receiving a report of safety-zone violation, wardens Mowrer and Mark Kropa found a spent .270 casing 45 yards from the caller’s home, and blood 70 yards from the home. The violator was found with a loaded gun in a UTV and the untagged deer in a pickup truck. The deer was seized and violator was cited.

Susquehanna County Game Warden Mike Webb reports that overall hunting pressure was low this past deer season and some fields were seen with 20 or more deer in them, with no hunters around. Several citations were filed for a variety of violations including loaded firearms in vehicles and unlawfully killed deer.