Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 4, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Beaver County Game Warden Matt Kramer reports increased patrols at State Game Land 203 shooting ranges have greatly curtailed the early shooting that was occurring on Sunday mornings, when ranges open at noon. Multiple citations were issued over a several month period in an effort to eliminate the early use of the range.  Fayette…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 22, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Berman reports charges were filed against a juvenile from Elizabeth Township for using a gas-powered canoe to intentionally run over a groundhog as it swam in the river. The groundhog was killed in the incident.  Cambria County Game Warden April Whitsell reports investigating unlawful ATV use in and around…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 8, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Evan McDaniel reports seeing an increase of ATV activity on conservancy property. The public is reminded it is unlawful to ride motorized vehicles on conservancy property, and those there should obey signs and familiarize themselves with the rules. Armstrong and Indiana counties Land Management Group Supervisor Zeb Campbell reports 67…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 24, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Evan McDaniel reports two individuals were charged for illegally killing a gobbler during the spring turkey season. The turkeys were seized from the individuals, and they both pleaded guilty to the charges.  Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties Land Management Group Supervisor Dan Puhala reports two separate woodcock nests were found…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 10, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports an investigation is ongoing regarding several unlawful treestands that were left on Hunter Access property past the date they were required to be removed. The treestands also weren’t marked in a conspicuous manner with the hunter’s information. Allegheny County Game Warden Madison Pugh reports resolution to a…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 27, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Evan McDaniel gave a warning for an expired range permit at State Game Land 203 shooting range. The shooter thought the year permit lasted a year from the date that it was purchased. The public is reminded that permits are valid July 1 through June 30.   Armstrong and southern…

Pennsylvania Outdoor New Cuffs & Collars – May 13, 2022

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Bedford County Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports a Bedford County man has been charged with trapping through the use of bait visible from the air.  Blair County Game Warden Michael College reports dumping cases are on the rise. He reminds everyone that dumping garbage can result in fines of $500 or higher.  Mifflin County…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 29, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Evan McDaniel reports a Pittsburgh resident received a warning for possessing a raccoon for a short time during a snowstorm. The public is reminded to leave all wildlife alone. Do not pick up or move wildlife. Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties LMGS Dan Puhala reports that results already can be…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 15, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports an individual from Forward Township received a warning for operating a gasoline powered, motorized moped on the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail for a short distance. The public is reminded that the use of motorized vehicles is unlawful on the bike trail, outside of strict policy which…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 1, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties Land Management Group Supervisor Dan Puhala reports the first prescribed fire operation of the year in the Southwest Region was successful. Approximately 65 acres of fields were burned in early March on State Game Land 232. This operation helped remove woody growth, invasive plants and some thatch allowing the…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 18, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports a Belle Vernon man was found guilty of using a rifle that discharges a centerfire bottle-necked cartridge in the Special Regulations Area of Allegheny County during the past deer season. Hunters are reminded that these types of firearms cannot be used for hunting game or wildlife in…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 4, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Evan McDaniel is investigating the death of approximately 50 crows found on a railroad in Pittsburgh. Fayette County Game Warden Zachery Hay reports an individual in Upper Tyrone Township was found guilty of harvesting an antlerless deer through the use of bait within four safety zones. Indiana County Game Warden…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 19, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges were filed against an Elizabeth man for archery hunting white-tailed deer with a Umarex AirSaber, in a cemetery and ultimately shooting an arrow into the yard of a nearby house. It is unlawful to hunt game or wildlife in a cemetery or burial ground, unlawful to…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 21, 2022

NORTHEAST REGION From the Game Commission Bradford County Game Warden Praveed Abraham reminds the public to report their deer and turkey harvests. “There are so many different options available for reporting that there is no excuse not to,” said Abraham. Columbia County Game Warden Justin Faus reports an individual in Columbia County recently was arrested for shooting multiple deer at…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 7, 2022

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports charges were filed against a Tioga County resident for hunting over bait. Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that multiple individuals have been cited for having loaded crossbows in vehicles during the archery season. McKean County Game Warden Heath Hilbert reports that multiple individuals were taken…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 17, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties Land Management Group Supervisor Dan Puhala reports citations have been filed against two individuals who were driving on a handicap-access road and in possession of alcoholic beverages while on state game lands. These designated roads are provided for hunters with disabilities so they can access areas. Use of these…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 3, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges were filed against an individual from Hazelwood for hunting during the archery deer season without first securing the archery privilege required to do so. Hunters are reminded to please make sure they have all the required licenses and permits needed before going afield. Allegheny County Game…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 19, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges were filed against an individual from Hazelwood for hunting during the archery deer season without first securing the archery privilege required to do so. Hunters are reminded to please make sure they have all the required licenses and permits needed before going afield. Allegheny County Game…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 5, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties LMGS Dan Puhala reports baited areas have been discovered on state game lands in recent weeks.  Cadet April Whitsell reports that, while on field assignment with Allegheny County Game Warden Madison Kyle, she was able to check a black bear harvested by an archer, an impressive feat in Allegheny…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 22, 2021

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission McKean County Game Warden Heath Hilbert reports several instances of individuals feeding deer in their backyards, which has drawn in bears, creating nuisance problems for the entire neighborhood. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that two Kane residents pleaded guilty to fleeing and alluding, avoiding inspection from an officer and attempting to unlawfully…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 8, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges will be filed against multiple individuals for hunting through the use of bait stemming from multiple incidents on the opening day of the early archery season in WMU 2B. Hunters are reminded that it is unlawful to take advantage of any bait including residue, regardless of…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 24, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports several treestands on property enrolled in the Hunter Access Program have been observed without the required identification. These properties, as well as state game lands, fall under specific regulations pertaining to treestands that are left in place. Hunters are reminded to follow the regulations pertaining to treestands…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 10, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties Land Management Group Supervisor Dan Puhala reports the managed dove fields in Washington County are coming in nicely. “We are expecting an outstanding opportunity this season as our fields are maturing and should be attracting many doves by opening day on SGL 232,” Puhala said. More information about managed…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 27, 2021

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf continues to look for an individual who possessed multiple protected birds in the Chambersburg area. Violations were addressed for individuals using bird lime to repel birds.  Juniata County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich responded to an incident about a game-law violation and ended up charging the complainant with…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 13, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports an Elizabeth Township man was charged for operating an ATV along the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. The bike trail is maintained by volunteers and is not meant to be used for off-road motorized vehicles. Allegheny County Game Warden Madison Kyle reports she has received a lead…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 30, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports an individual from White Oak was recently found guilty of multiple violations from last season involving bait visible from the air and trapping in safety zones. Trappers are reminded that traps fall under the same 150-yard safety zones as would hunting with a firearm and that any…