Game Commission region boundry change impacts York County

Harrisburg — Pennsylvania Game
Commission Executive Director Carl Roe today announced that York
County residents who need to contact one of the agency’s three
full-time Wildlife Conservation Officers should direct their
inquiries to the Southcentral Region Office, headquartered in
Huntingdon, Huntingdon County. 

Calls for WCO services
would include those seeking to report a hunting or trapping
violations or violations against wildlife, requesting a speaker for
a wildlife education program, or those interested in serving as a
volunteer Deputy WCO or instructor for the agency’s Hunter-Trapper
Education programs.

Roe noted that, in the
past, York County residents had been directed to contact the
agency’s Southeast Region Office in Reading, Berks
County.

“This transfer of
responsibility for servicing York County was made following an
internal review to improve efficiency and workload distribution,”
Roe said. “The transition should not directly impact the public, as
the current three Wildlife Conservation Officers will remain in
their York County districts and continue to provide the exemplary
service they always have.”

Roe also noted that
all other inquires relating to the Game Commission’s other
programs, such as land management or State Game Lands, habitat
management on private lands or wildlife management, should continue
to be directed to the agency’s Southeast Region Office in Reading,
Berks County.

The Game Commission’s
Southcentral Region Office is at 8627 William Penn Highway,
Huntingdon, PA 16652.  The telephone number is 814-643-1831.  In
addition to York County, the Southcentral Region Office also serves
residents of Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton,
Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Snyder
counties.

The Game Commission’s
Southeast Region Office is at 448 Snyder Rd., Reading, PA 19605. 
The telephone number is 610-926-3136.  The Southeast Region Office
serves residents of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware,
Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia
and Schuylkill counties.

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