from C.A.S.H. Committee To Abolish Sport Hunting

PA: Game Commission field reports for the northeast

January 21, 2017


Bradford County WCO Blake Barth reported a man was cited for harvesting multiple deer in one WMU and tagging them with antlerless harvest tags from a different WMU. He also was cited for using an antlered deer harvest tag from another person for a buck that was killed in the archery deer season.

Bradford County WCO Michael Goodenow reported an individual was cited for an untagged doe during the recent antlerless firearms season. The man could face up to $200 in fines.

Bradford County WCO Eric Kelly reported multiple charges are pending against four individuals in unrelated road-hunting incidents.

Columbia County WCO Rick Deiterich reported a Millville area man and a Benton Township man were both cited for killing or possession of an illegal deer and lending or borrowing a license of another. One man admitted the other gave him an antlerless license and asked him to kill a deer.

Monroe County WCO Ryan Gildea reported a hunter was charged and pleaded guilty to killing a bear in a baited area during the archery bear season.

Monroe County WCO Ryan Gildea filed charges for shooting at or killing deer in safety zones.

Montour County WCO Michael College reported a Columbia County man pled guilty to charges that stemmed from shooting a deer with a handgun during the archery deer season while hunting in a baited area. Fines totaled more than $1,000.

Northumberland County WCO Jason Kelley reported citing several individuals for hunting with licenses of others.

Sullivan County WCO Rick Finnegan reported charges have been filed on persons for hunting in baited areas and the unlawful taking of game or wildlife.

Susquehanna County WCO Ben Rebuck reports citing seven people for hunting through the use of bait during firearms deer season and was investigating numerous other baited areas.

Wayne County WCO Jim McCarthy reported that two Lackawanna County men pled guilty to illegally killing a black bear near Gas Hollow Road, in Sterling Township, during the archery bear season. Both men were ordered to pay hefty fines and will lose their hunting and trapping privileges for several years.

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