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Southcentral Region



November 19, 2019: PGC Southcentral Region Office Open Friday, Nov. 29
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Seasonal Roads, Designated Routes, Snowmobile Trails and Access for Hunters with Disabilities

Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles
Snowmobile Trails
Access Routes for Hunters with Disabilities

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Southcentral Region

Field Reports - December 6, 2019

Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports ongoing Disease Management Area violations, including feeding deer within a DMA. In some of the feeding violations that were detected, the feed was being used as bait. A poaching case where a large-bodied buck was shot with a small-caliber firearm near a hunting club also is being investigated. The antlers were the only thing taken.

Juniata County Game Warden Eric Kelly reports multiple charges pending against multiple individuals for unlawful taking and attempts to take deer at night with firearms in the Mifflintown area.

Perry County Game Warden Kevin P. Anderson Jr. reports that several citations were filed against a Juniata County man after he was found to be spotlighting from his vehicle after 11 p.m. while possessing a firearm. Prosecution records show this same person was charged in 2017 for illegally shooting a deer at night while spotlighting.

York County Game Warden Justin Ritter reports a family pleaded guilty to hunting through the use of bait, unlawfully taking three deer, and unlawfully taking one deer over bag limits. Information about the violations came through Operation Game Thief.

Fulton County Game Warden Justin Klugh reports that a citation was filed for hunting pheasants without first securing a pheasant permit.

Bedford County Game Warden Jeremy Coughenour reports that two Maryland men have been charged with killing a deer during closed season. The two brothers were road hunting for deer on Sunday, Nov. 3. Just before dark, they located a buck close to the road and killed it with a compound bow. A local resident was able to get a vehicle description. That information was instrumental in helping wardens locate the poachers.

York County Game Warden Scott Brookens reports several people are currently being investigated for a series of deer-poaching incidents in York County, including 9-point and 10-point bucks.