first time in its 122 year history, the PGC will call its Wildlife Conservation
Officers “State Game Wardens.” This became effective 1/1/2018
beaver complaints have come in. The cold/ice has slowed trapping down. After
the weather warms up, trapping activity should increase. Matt coordinates the
trappers with the land owners who want the beaver removed.
There was a
drowning at Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park last month. The victim made a
number of mistakes that cost him his life. He was out by himself, the ice was
too thin and he didn’t have a life jacket on. If he would have had a life
jacket on, he could have survived
Allen emphasized how important it is to be careful with ice activities.
• Have a
minimum of 4” of clear ice.
WEAR A LIFE JACKET
• Always have another person with you.
• Have a
throwable flotation device, a rope and ice awls
Mike Harcher Game Report
permits a hunter who mistakenly takes illegal game to not suffer the revocation
of their hunting license if they turn themselves into the PGC
Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act. To develop and implement management
strategies to address chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose
2017 preliminary statewide bear harvest for the four-day main season
was 1,796 which is a 30% decrease from the 2016 season
The following electronic devices were recently
approved and are now lawful for hunting. This was published in the Nov 18,
• Electronic decoys for hunting waterfowl.
• Electronic dove decoys, solely for hunting doves.
• Electronically heated scent or lure dispensers.
• Electronic devices that distribute ozone gas for
As the law is currently written, it is unlawful to use
tracking dogs to track wounded or dead deer.The current legislation proposed is Senate bill 135 which would amend
title 34 to make this activity lawful.It is my understanding that previous legislation has passed the house
but not the senate.The logistics of
fees, lists of handlers etc. would have to be worked out when the legislation