Field officers for the state Game Commission's Northeast region filed the following reports on June 7, according to the agency's website:
Susquehanna County Wildlife Conservation Officer Rich Briggs reports that increased activity on state game lands (SGL) has brought increased vehicular traffic. ATVs continue to be an issue, as well as blocked gates, and activity in areas closed to motorized vehicles. Several warnings have been issued, and one citation is yet to be filed.
Wayne County WCO Frank J. Dooley reports four men he apprehended jacklighting deer at night with a crossbow and a spotlight from a vehicle all pleaded guilty to the charges. The judge leveled fines and costs for the poaching incident at $9,000. "This sends a strong message that this kind of crime against wildlife will not be tolerated in Wayne County," Dooley said. The subjects also will have the privilege to hunt in Pennsylvania revoked for five years for each count.
Lackawanna County WCO Kevin Moran reports that he already is seeing turkey hens with poults. He reports that it looks as if it was a very good breeding season. One hen was seen with 11 poults in southern Lackawanna County on state forest land.
Field officers for the state Game Commission's Northcentral region filed the following reports on May 24, according to the agency's website. They are the latest reports on the website:
Field officers for the state Game Commission's Northwest region filed the following reports on June 7, according to the agency's website:
"If you see or encounter what appears to be a juvenile or sick-looking animal (i.e. raccoon), please do not handle the animal," said Allegheny County WCO Dan Puhala. "Call your local PGC regional office."