Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 30, 2019

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that an investigation is ongoing involving trash and other items that were dumped on game lands. Several items that were found have names and addresses on them.  Fulton County Game Warden Justin Klugh reports that even though there were multiple attempts to let the public know about…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 16, 2019

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf investigated a report of a deer being dragged down the road behind a vehicle with a tow strap in Mercersburg. Please call the Southcentral Region office with any information. Blair County Game Warden Michael College said calls about “abandoned” fawns are on the rise. He would like to…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 2, 2019

NORTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Union County Game Warden Dirk Remensnyder reports giving out multiple warnings for people intentionally feeding bears. Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that mange still is present in black bears in Clinton County. Adhering to the statewide prohibition on feeding black bears helps prevent the spread of mange.   Lycoming County Game Warden…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 19, 2019

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Jefferson County Game Warden Andrew D. Troutman reports that, on the first day of the spring turkey season, he encountered an individual who didn’t have ID with him and had failed to report his deer harvests from deer season. He would have been warned for all the infractions if he would not have lied…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 5, 2019

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Crawford County Game Warden Mark Allegro filed charges against a woman who killed a sub-legal antlered deer during the firearms deer season, but failed to report it. The woman said she was not aware of antler restrictions when she shot the deer, but on the following day, a relative informed her that the deer…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 21, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports an individual is facing several charges after trapping beavers in a safety zone while on or near a beaver hut. Several local residents reported the incident and, after an investigation, the person responsible was identified and charged. Anyone witnessing a wildlife crime is urged to contact the…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 7, 2019

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports a Smethport man pleaded guilty to allowing his dog to chase and kill a white-tailed deer. Potter County Game Warden Mark Fair reports investigating the unlawful killing of a 400-pound male black bear. The bear was killed when an individual attempted to scare the bear off with…

Game Commission to implement Auditor General recommendations

The state Auditor General’s office released findings from its recent audit of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the agency said in a news release Thursday, May 30. The audit did not reveal the misappropriation of any funds, but identified a number of procedures the Game Commission can strengthen to ensure sound and transparent fiscal management. The 136-page report on the audit…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 24, 2019

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled upcoming Hunter-Trapper Education classes. Visit www.pgc.pa.gov for classes scheduled in your area.  NORTHEAST REGION From the Game Commission  Monroe County Game Warden Praveed Abraham reports encountering shooters who are unfamiliar with the round restrictions on state game lands shooting ranges. It is unlawful on a state game lands range to load or discharge a…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 10, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports two individuals are facing charges for possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia while on State Game Land 203.  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports many healthy flocks of turkeys have been seen in several suburban neighborhoods. Spring turkey hunters are reminded they MUST have permission…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 26, 2019

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled upcoming Hunter-Trapper Education classes. Visit www.pgc.pa.gov for classes scheduled in your area.  SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Cumberland County SGW John Fetchkan reports two trash-dumping investigations are ongoing on area state game lands.   Bedford County SGW Jeremy Coughenour reports several violations were turned over to the Fish & Boat Commission in March….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 12, 2019

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled upcoming Hunter-Trapper Education classes. Visit www.pgc.pa.gov for classes scheduled in your area.  NORTH-CENTRAL REGION 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…