Pennsylvania Game Commission

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…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 29, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala said multiple hunters were cited this season for deer hunting with buckshot in Allegheny County. This type of ammunition has been unlawful in Allegheny County for many years and possessing it carries up to a $200 fine, plus court costs.  Beaver County Game Warden Mike Yeck reports a…

Murky waters for Pennsylvania’s mallard numbers

Ian Gregg, game management division chief for the Game Commission, said there isn’t one single cause that is responsible for the declining mallard population. Contributing factors include habitat changes impacting food reserves, competition from Canada geese on food sources and genetic issues resulting from hybridization with domestic mallards.

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…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 1, 2019

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Bedford County Game Warden Jeremy Coughenour reports a Schellsburg man was found guilty at a summary hearing for feeding deer in Disease Management Area 2 and hunting in a baited area. The man posted videos of himself online field-testing different products to attract deer to his hunting stand. A concerned hunter alerted wardens to…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 15, 2019

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Clarion County Game Warden Steven J. Ace reports that, during the fall hunting seasons, many different violations were observed. Using vehicles to locate game, littering, taking sublegal bucks, safety zone violations, shooting across roads, loaded firearms in vehicles, illegally taking deer and turkeys, driving vehicles in closed areas, baiting, and possession of other people’s…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 1, 2019

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Bedford County Game Warden Jeremy Coughenour reports that a Fishertown man was cited for multiple violations after he allowed his juvenile son to alight from a vehicle and kill an antlered deer from the road. The crime was witnessed and reported by a concerned hunter. The father pleaded guilty to all charges and was…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 18, 2019

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Huntingdon County Game Warden Amy Nabozny and Deputy SGW Cody Dick checked a group of hunters that harvested 11 bears – two sows and nine cubs – on private property the first day of the statewide bear season.  Snyder County Game Warden Harold J. Malehorn filed charges on man for locating a deer from…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 4, 2019

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Mercer County Game Warden Donald G. Chaybin reports finding a sublegal buck hanging in a shed while investigating a report of an illegal deer. The man said his stepson killed it, and the boy’s Mentored Youth Permit was attached, along with the man’s antlered deer tag. When asked what firearm the boy used, he…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 21, 2018

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that, with the help of Deputy Mike Valine and Bradford Township Police, charges were filed against four Bradford individuals for poaching deer at night. Two individuals were hiding in the woods from officers.  McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that citations will be filed against three…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 7, 2018

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Clarion and Jefferson counties LMGS Jesse Bish said officers caught three spotlighters out after 11 p.m. while in possession of a firearm in southern Jefferson County.  Erie County Game Warden Darin Clark cited an individual for killing a deer off his back porch at 3 a.m. A neighbor reported the gunshot.  Jefferson County Game…