- Category: Uncategorised
FRANKLIN – The Pennsylvania Game Commission received information that venison bologna was being purchased at the counter of Pacileo’s Great Lakes Deer Processing. The information was turned over to the agency’s Special Investigation unit and undercover officers made four separate purchases of venison products totaling approximately 185 pounds over a one-year period.
Seth John Pacileo, 37 years of age, operator of Pacileo’s Great Lakes Deer Processing, from Erie, PA was charged with four counts buying and selling game, and four counts of buying and selling game that was imported and not properly marked. The four ungraded misdemeanors and four first degree summaries could have carried penalties up to $18,000 and three years in jail.
- Created: 22 January 2018
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- Category: On The Job
Name change to take effect Jan. 1 will help the public to know all that these officers do.
For the first time in its 122-year history, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will call its law-enforcement officers “state game wardens.”
The change takes effect Jan. 1, 2018.
“The job titles previously used to describe our field officers – game protector and wildlife conservation officer – didn’t fully identify their unique and diverse responsibilities,” explained Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans. “The goal here is to more clearly identify our officers and their purpose. We believe ‘state game warden’ will help communicate this.
“In addition, this title already is well understood by the public,” Burhans said. “The word ‘warden’ is America’s oldest title for the men and women who serve wildlife in this capacity.”
- Created: 26 December 2017
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- Category: Investigations
Investigation leads to seven deer unlawfully killed or possessed
DALLAS – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that charges were filed against three Monroe County juveniles for the unlawful killing or possession of seven white-tailed deer and other game law violations.
Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Larry McDaniel approached a vehicle occupied by one individual from Sciota, and another from Stroudsburg, in the early morning hours of Nov. 22 at a gas station in Chestnut Hill Township. The officer observed two freshly killed antlerless deer in the bed of the pickup truck and a discovered a rifle and a loaded shotgun in the vehicle.
Carbon County Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Cory Bentzoni responded to the scene and determined that both deer were killed outside of the regular firearms deer season, and through the use of a light, near Featherman Road, Hamilton Township. A third deer, killed in the same manner, was left in a field near the Glenbrook golf course in Stroud Township.
- Created: 02 January 2018
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- Category: General Info
Seedling for Schools, Hunter Access programs will continue to receive seedlings.
Tree and shrub seedlings from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery will not be offered for sale to the public in 2018 due to drastically low inventories.
Seedlings will continue to be supplied to participants in the Seedlings for Schools Program, as well as to landowners who open their lands to public hunting through the Game Commission’s Hunter Access Program, but there are too few seedlings to offer for public sale.
The Game Commission hopes to resume seedling sales to the public in 2019.
The existing seedling shortage is due to germination failure in a couple of conifer species.
The Game Commission’s annual seedling sale – a way to benefit wildlife statewide by improving habitat – has been popular with the public. Sales typically open in mid-January, and the variety of seedling offered varies from year to year.
- Created: 23 December 2017
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- Category: General Info
Bill provides a means to better manage species of greatest conservation need.
HARRISBURG, PA – Bipartisan legislation was reintroduced Dec. 14 in the U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C., by Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) that would dedicate $1.3 billion in funding to help states address the needs for thousands of fish and wildlife species in trouble across America.
Patterned after the Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 2000, which narrowly failed to clear Congress, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 4647) proposes to provide assured and sufficient funding to states to proactively conserve imperiled species identified in State Wildlife Action Plans. It is being championed by the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources, a think-tank of 26 energy, business and conservation leaders assembled in 2014 by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, which serves North America’s state and provincial wildlife management agencies.
- Created: 19 December 2017
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