Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 18, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports checking a lot of hunters with a second turkey harvest tag. A reminder to hunters with the second turkey harvest tag is that reporting is mandatory even if you didn’t harvest a turkey.  Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports a turkey hunter used a vehicle to…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 4, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports several investigations are ongoing for the failure to check and remove nuisance animals from box traps. The public is reminded trapping nuisance animals must be done in a lawful and humane manner or you should hire a professional permitted to do so. Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 21, 2021

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Blair and Bedford counties Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports a Bedford County resident has pleaded guilty to feeding deer in a CWD Disease Management Area. Fines for this offense totaled $194. Blair and Bedford counties Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports a Blair County man is being charged with possession of marijuana on Hunter Access…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 23, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports a number of nuisance turkeys in the area. Some are even attacking cars and chasing people. An investigation revealed the turkeys are being fed by someone in the same neighborhood.     Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports more ATV and dirt-bike activity on properties controlled…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 9, 2021

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Blair and Bedford counties Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports that a Bedford County man is being charged with possessing a live raccoon that was taken from the wild. The individual is also facing charges for a bobcat that was harvested in closed season.  Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich issued a citation for…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 26, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges will be filed in relation to a safety-zone violation at a nursing home. This nursing home borders a regulated shooting grounds that is a popular place for pheasant and chukar hunting. Hunters are reminded to always be aware of their target and what is beyond. Allegheny…

Pennsylvania Cuffs & Collars – March 12, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports an archery hunter was hunting white-tailed deer during the closed season between the regular firearms season and late deer season. The hunter, who believed deer season was open, received over $800 in fines. “A reminder to please read your Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest,” Campbell said. Allegheny…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 26, 2021

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Cumberland County State Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that DMA, trespassing, and baiting violations are still being investigated.  Franklin County State Game Warden Trevor Shauf reports an individual was charged for shooting a deer with a bow out of season within multiple safety zones, as well as over a large bait pile. Another individual…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 29, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges will be filed against multiple individuals in Allegheny County for violating CWD Disease Management Area regulations. The public is reminded that high-risk parts from harvested deer cannot be transported from a DMA. Please use an approved local deer processor, or discard high-risk parts in a Game…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 15, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Beaver County Game Warden Mike Yeck reports the most common violation he detected in the firearms deer season was loaded guns in vehicles. Hunters are reminded at no time can a loaded sporting arm be in, on, or against a motorized vehicle, regardless of whether that vehicle is in motion or not. Fayette County…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 1, 2021

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that felony charges were filed against two individuals from Mount Jewett for poaching several deer at night.  McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that charges were filed against two hunters, one of whom had a used DMAP tag in his possession.  Clinton County Game Warden Kirk…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 18, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports encountering many hunters who had not checked their shotguns for plugs before heading afield. All shotguns used for small game and waterfowl should be plugged to allow only two shells in the tube. Not having a plug is a violation.   Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 20, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges were filed against an Elizabeth Township man having a live arctic fox in his possession. The public should be reminded that it is unlawful to import or possess such animals without first obtaining the proper permits. Beaver County Game Warden Matt Kramer reports pheasant hunters came…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 6, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Beaver County Game Warden Mike Yeck reports several archery deer hunters have been charged this year with using bait as an enticement for wildlife. Most have been actively hunting in areas where bait was present, and some have been taking advantage of baited areas within 30 days of the removal of the bait and…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 23, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports a baiting case has been resolved. The person was hunting over corn, a salt block and other feed he’d placed out, saying he does this while hunting in West Virginia. Hunters are responsible for knowing the hunting and trapping laws where they hunt. The defendant paid over…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 9, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports an individual was arrested for unlawfully shooting a red-tailed hawk. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports he is investigating dumping cases on state game lands and on Hunter Access property. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that charges are being filed against two individuals from…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 25, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Lycoming County Game Warden Harold Cole reports catching more than just doves while dove-banding. Cole said banders caught the expected songbirds, as well as juvenile rabbits and a chipmunk drawn to the bait. Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that two individuals were cited for riding motorcycles on a closed road on State…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 11, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Snyder County Game Warden Harold J. Malehorn reports he cited two individuals for possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia on game lands. Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich reports that evidence is being processed to aide in the investigation of unlawful dumping on State Game Lands 230.   Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 28, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that many hunters are telling him their trail cameras are picking up some very big bucks this year. Fetchkan reminds trail-camera users that placing food out to attract deer is illegal in Disease Management Areas. Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf asks anyone with information about a…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 14, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Beaver County Game Warden Mike Yeck reports increased illegal use of ATVs and off-road vehicles on game lands this spring. The ongoing illegal activity has caused damage to trails that are crucial to habitat crews and for emergency access. Enforcement efforts have increased, and violators have been cited when apprehended. Beaver County Game Warden…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 31, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports a Clinton County resident faces up to $200 in fines for feeding a black bear.  Land Manager Eric Erdman reports a road upgrade recently was completed on State Game Land 295 with partial financial assistance from the Clinton County Conservation District’s Dirt and Gravel Road program. Located…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 17, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich reports a man pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawfully taking a wild turkey and one count of failing to tag big game. In addition to the fines, he was assessed a $300 replacement cost for the second wild turkey that was unlawfully killed. Cumberland County Game…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 3, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports fawns are being born everywhere in Allegheny County. If you see a fawn, please leave it alone. The mother likely is nearby and will come back and check on the fawn.  Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports State Game Land 203’s range is open. Remember to…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 19, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that, even though Cumberland County had more bears harvested last season than ever before, there still have been some of the same nuisance issues with bears getting into birdfeeders, dumpsters, discarded food and outdoor pet food.  If these food sources are eliminated, the problems often go away….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 5, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Lycoming County Game Warden Harold Cole reports game lands use increased with COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Unfortunately, it also was accompanied increased litter and tire tracks in areas closed to vehicles. Tioga County Game Warden Michael Smith reports seeing more and more vehicles on closed roads. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports investigating the…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 22, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties Land Management Group Supervisor Dan Puhala reports Game Commission habitat crews were hard at work during COVID-19 shooting range closures. Crews had the opportunity to make the most of a difficult situation and completed several needed repairs and restorations to the State Game Land 203 ranges that will be…