Field officers for the state Game Commission's Northcentral region filed the following reports on June 21, according to the agency's website:
Lycoming County Wildlife Conservation Officer Harold Cole asks motorists to drive defensively when it comes to wildlife. He said he got a call to get a dead deer out of a Chevrolet Blazer at a tow company. When the driver hit the deer, it flew over the hood, through the windshield and landed on the backseat floor. It was reported to Cole that the driver was very fortunate and only needed a few stitches.
WCO Dirk Remensnyder reports that an individual was cited and pleaded guilty to dumping three bags of trash on game lands. A concerned sportsman found the bags while hiking and notified the commission.
Clearfield County WCO Mark Gritzer reports that he became a celebrity during an encounter that involved a spring turkey hunter using scratch grain to attract turkeys to his permanent blind. The entire event was being filmed by an outdoor television show. The hunter was cited for hunting through the use of bait.
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Mercer County WCO Donald G. Chaybin reports that a red fox pup was taken from a local family who illegally kept it as a pet for about three weeks. Supposedly it wandered into their yard, so they "rescued it," and then as the mom stated, "My daughter fell in love with it." Only when it started acting "sick" did they contact the Game Commission. They were treating the sickly fox pup with drugstore skin creams for what appeared to be mange. The teenage girl, who frequently held the fox, had developed a rash that her doctor couldn't specifically diagnose. It was suggested that the doctor be informed that she had repeated direct contact and exposure to a possibly mangy fox. The fox was submitted for rabies testing and the results were negative. Charges will be filed.
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