Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

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…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 8, 2020

SOUTHCENTRALREGION From the Game Commission Blair and Bedford counties Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports that a Blair County man has pleaded guilty to the unlawful taking of game and wildlife, using a vehicle to locate game, unlawful transportation of game and wildlife, along with various other corresponding charges. There were a total of 67 charges against the defendant. About $30,000…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 24, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports a trophy-class buck was killed in the Glassport area before the after-Christmas late season.  Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges are being filed against an Elizabeth Township woman for operating an ATV on Hunter Access property. This individual may also be held responsible for restitution…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 10, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Fulton County Game Warden Justin Klugh reports that two individuals have pleaded guilty to the illegal possession of an owl. Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that bear complaints were steady through winter, probably due to the warm weather. He said mange has been a problem in the northern part of the county. …

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 27, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Beaver County Game Warden Mike Yeck reports two hunters pleaded guilty to multiple citations that began as an investigation into a report of hunters using a baited area during deer season. The two were found in a tree stand that was placed near a corn feeder and mineral block. During the investigation, officers noticed…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 13, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that a poaching investigation is still ongoing from last fall, but most cases have been adjudicated. A safety-zone violation also is being investigated, and recently a house was reported to be hit by shot near State Game Land 169.  York County Game Warden Scott Brookens reports several…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 28, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties Land Management Group Supervisor Dan Puhala reports many state game lands shooting-range violations were encountered just after the holiday seasons. These included using the range without a hunting or furtaker license or range permit, shooting plastic jugs, shooting boxes, shooting clay birds, using shotguns with fine shot, shooting at…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 14, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Centre County Game Warden Dan Murray reports that charges are pending for various game-law violations, including violation of Game Commission shooting-range regulations, and unlawful taking of big game. Lycoming County Game Warden Jonathan M. Wyant reports seeing a few grouse around in heavy cover. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that charges were…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 31, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Beaver County Game Warden Matt Kramer reports that with the mild after-Christmas temperatures, beaver trappers have found open water in areas where nuisance complaints had been received. Fayette County Game Warden Charles T. Schuster reports two individuals were given warnings for safety-zone violations. Fayette County Game Warden Charles T. Schuster reports an individual was…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 3, 2020

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Fayette County Game Warden Charles T. Schuster reports an individual was warned for using the State Game Land  51 shooting range without purchasing the required hunting or furtaker license, or range permit. Fayette County Game Warden Charles. T. Schuster reports an individual was warned for deer hunting without the required amount of daylight fluorescent…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 20, 2019

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that an individual from Clinton County was arrested for having a loaded crossbow in a vehicle. The individual could face fines up to $200. Tioga County Game Warden Thomas Nelson reports that the bear harvest for muzzleloader season was very high, and harvest totals continued to climb…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 6, 2019

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Snyder County Game Warden Harold J. Malehorn filed a citation against an individual for killing a spike buck during the October antlerless deer season. The hunter failed to tag the buck and never reported it as a mistake kill. Snyder County Game Warden Harold J. Malehorn is investigating a hunting-related shooting incident involving two…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 22, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Doug Bergman reports filing several charges this archery season for hunting deer in baited areas. Hunters are reminded that using bait as an enticement for game or wildlife is unlawful and will not be overlooked. Beaver County Game Warden Matt Kramer reports a Greene Township man was cited for hunting…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 8, 2019

SOUTHEAST REGION From the Game Commission  Berks County Game Warden Ryan L. Zawada reports, while on foot patrol recently at Blue Marsh Lake, he walked right up on two individuals smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol. “It’s hard to make up a lie when you’re caught red-handed,” he said.  Bucks County Game Warden Tyler Barnes reports he cited a Bristol Township…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 25, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports the first week of the early WMU 2B archery season was an exciting one for a local hunter who was able to harvest his first black bear. The hunter was looking for deer when he got an opportunity to take a shot at the bear. This hunter…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 11, 2019

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Mifflin County Game Warden Amanda M. Isett warned several people for allowing their dogs to chase deer. Blair and Bedford counties Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports that a Blair County man has pleaded guilty to the unlawful feeding of bears, and was ordered to pay fines and costs. Blair and Bedford counties Game Warden…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 27, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports several individuals recently have been cited for shooting things other than paper targets at the State Game Land 203 rifle range. Shooting produce, bottles, cans or other objects is unlawful and subject to a $100 to $200 fine, plus court costs.   Allegheny County Game Warden Dan…

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…