Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 15, 2019

NORTHWEST REGION
From the Game Commission
 

Venango County Game Warden Jason R. Amory reports that an individual was cited for failing to tag his traps with a durable trap tag with his name and address or a number issued by the Game Commission. One of the traps he used had been stolen and another contained an illegible tag. 

Clarion and Jefferson counties LMGS Jesse N. Bish said an Allegheny County man pleaded guilty to hunting in a baited area and various license violations during the regular rifle deer season. 

Jefferson County Game Warden Andrew D. Troutman checked a squirrel hunter during the flintlock muzzleloader season. He did not have his hunting license with him. The hunter said he had harvested a buck and a doe earlier that year and reported the harvests as required by law. After it became clear he lied about reporting the deer harvests, he was cited.

NORTHCENTRAL REGION
From the Game Commission

Lycoming County Game Warden Kristoffer Krebs said an Avis man pleaded guilty to his role in unlawfully taking a deer in October through the use of an artificial light. The deer was shot in Anthony Township and taken to a residence in Piatt Township. The defendant assisted in the possession, transportation and processing of the deer and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and applicable court costs. 

Lycoming County Game Warden Kristoffer Krebs reported that an Old Lycoming Township man was found guilty of unlawfully importing high-risk deer parts into Pennsylvania. The man had harvested an antlerless deer New York in November, then brought the entire carcass home. Magisterial District Judge William Solomon found the defendant guilty and ordered him to pay a $100 fine.  

Lycoming County Game Warden Kristoffer Krebs said a Montgomery man recently pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a Dec. 1 incident in Clinton Township. The defendant shot and killed two antlerless deer within a safety zone. The investigation also revealed that the man did not have a single antlerless deer license for the wildlife management unit where he shot the deer. The defendant pleaded guilty to a safety zone violation, one count of unlawfully taking or possession of game or wildlife and one count of unlawful taking of big game. The man was ordered to pay fines totaling $1,800 and faces the revocation of hunting privileges.

Lycoming County Game Warden Kristoffer Krebs said a Williamsport man recently pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawfully taking big game. The man harvested an antlerless deer, without a valid antlerless license, while archery deer hunting in October in Hepburn Township. An investigation revealed that the man did not have a valid antlerless deer license. 

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig said a Smethport man was cited for letting his dog chase down and kill a deer. 

Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that an individual was found guilty for having a loaded firearm in a motorized vehicle. The individual had to pay fines totaling over $150.

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
From the Game Commission

Perry County Game Warden Steven Brussese said an individual was cited for multiple violations in failing to check several traps at least once every 36 hours. The same person had traps set with meat or animal products that were visible from the air, as well as a body-gripping trap set outside of the established watercourse.

Bedford County Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports that two nonresidents have pleaded guilty for the unlawful taking and possession of game and wildlife, hunting through the use of bait, and various other charges. Total fines roughly for each total more than $6,500 with a loss of hunting privileges for five years. 

Bedford County Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports that a Bedford County man was found guilty for hunting in a safety zone, not wearing orange, trespassing on private property, and unlawfully attempting to take game and wildlife. Total fines of over $800 and loss of hunting privileges for one year.

Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich reports that a man pleaded guilty to hunting after hours on the last day of the rifle deer season.

Mifflin County Game Warden Amanda M. Isett cited several individuals for removing high-risk deer parts from Disease Management Areas.

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