Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 12, 2019
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From the Game Commission
Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that Deputies Vanessa Walker and Carly Chambers arrested an individual for hunting through the use of bait in late archery/flintlock deer season. The individual pleaded guilty and paid fines totaling more than $300.
Elk County Game Warden Kolton Mueller reports that, while on field training in Sullivan County, two individuals were cited for hunting through the use of a motorized vehicle. Both individuals pleaded guilty and were placed on revocation for future hunting seasons.
Union County Game Warden Dirk Remensnyder reports that two individuals were cited for possession of marijuana on state game lands.
Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports he immobilized and treated a mange bear hibernating in a bale of hay.
Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports he stopped a vehicle that was spotlighting while in possession of hunting firearms.
Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports samples from 1,921 free-ranging deer collected in Disease Management Area 3 in 2018 have tested negative for chronic wasting disease, but more test results are pending.
Potter County Game Warden Mark Fair said the county’s trappers report increased muskrat populations in 2018. Some trappers also participated in a study by allowing the Game Commission to test muskrats for disease.
Lycoming County Game Warden Harold Cole reports a Berks County man was found guilty for unlawfully killing of a black bear on the first day of firearms bear season. The man was standing along the road and waved a vehicle of past him, then stepped to the middle of the road, waited until the sow to begin crossing, and took his shot when she was near the yellow line. At a hearing, the man was found guilty of shooting on or across the road and the illegal attempt of taking a bear. The man was fined $1,450 and assessed an additional $1,000 of enhanced penalties for his actions.
McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports he is checking dens of bears collared during the summer for a mange study.
From the Game Commission
Perry County Game Warden Steven Brussese reports that several people were charged with harvesting illegal deer this past hunting season when using their Tuscarora State Forest DMAP permits in other areas. Most of the violations occurred the first week of the rifle deer season, when antlerless deer season was closed in WMU 4B.
Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich reports that a lot of feeding of wildlife occurred this winter. “This can be detrimental to some species, especially deer,” he said.
Mifflin County Game Warden Amanda M. Isett cited an individual for several cable-restraint violations.
Bedford County Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports a Bedford County man has pleaded to charges of unlawfully attempting to take a white-tailed deer through the use of bait.
Bedford County Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports a Bedford County man has been charged for placing feed in a CWD Disease Management Area.
Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf reports he recently had the opportunity to meet members of the Greencastle Sportsman’s Club.
Juniata County Game Warden Eric Kelly reports multiple charges are pending against an individual for having left traps set after close of season, and for trapping with bait visible from the air.