Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 23, 2018

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission York County Game Warden Justin Ritter reports two York City men were charged with unlawful taking and possession of big game, hunting through the use of bait, and possessing a license they were not entitled to. The charges come after a report from an individual seeing the two stuff a large buck into a…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 9, 2018

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Crawford County Game Warden Mark Allegro recently investigated a dumping case in Union Township on State Game Land 213. The perpetrator was identified and interviewed, and, eventually admitted his guilt, saying he thought it was OK to dump garbage because he didn’t see “no littering” signs in the area. After cleaning up all trash…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 12, 2018

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Crawford County Game Warden Mark Allegro reports that, after a lengthy investigation, multiple persons were identified riding ATVs unlawfully on state game lands on multiple occasions. Numerous charges are pending, and restitution for damages caused by the defendants will be sought. Venango County Game Warden Jason Amory reports that charges have been successfully adjudicated…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 28, 2018

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports he’s encountered several individuals at the State Game Land 203 ranges who bought their hunting licenses without taking the required Hunter-Trapper Education. Those who do not meet the legal exemptions listed in the law are required to be certified before purchasing a license. Those who are in…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 14, 2018

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission • Crawford County Game Warden Mark Allegro responded to a report of a dead juvenile eagle in a secluded farm field the first week of August. Initial physical examination of the bird revealed no apparent injuries.  Additional tests are pending. • Venango County Game Warden Jason R. Amory filed multiple citations for unlawful activity…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 31, 2018

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Bedford County Game Warden Jeremy Coughenour reports that unlawful ATV trails on cooperator property continue to be monitored by camera. Perry County Game Warden Kevin P. Anderson Jr. reports an increase in the number of calls from the public regarding sick or injured wildlife during the summer months. Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 17, 2018

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports receiving many calls in recent weeks about sick or injured wildlife. Encounters with such animals should be reported to a Game Commission region office, or the local police department. Wildlife behaving abnormally may be diseased or injured. People can put themselves and their families at risk for…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 3, 2018

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Jefferson County Game Warden Roger Hartless reports that Disease Management Area 3, which is in Jefferson and Clearfield counties, has been expanded in response to three free-ranging CWD-positive deer detected within or near the DMA in 2017. Individuals who hunt or own camps in any of the DMA units need to be aware that…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 22, 2018

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Jefferson County Game Warden Roger Hartless reports that while traveling along a township road in Eldred and Barnett townships, he noticed several areas where an ATV recently did “doughnuts.” Not far up the road, the same type of damage was observed in a grassy Game Commission parking area. Hartless was able to conceal his…