Field officers for the state Game Commission's Northcentral region filed the following reports on May 23, according to the agency's website:
Cameron County Wildlife Conservation Officer Wayne A. Hunt reports successfully introducing an orphaned bear cub from Clinton County with a radio-collared sow in Clear Creek, Cameron County. The cub was one of three orphaned when a sow was illegally shot - a case being investigated by WCO Kenneth Packard. Bear biologists successfully reintroduced the other two cubs to sows in the bear-study area of the Sproul State Forest.
Clearfield County WCO Mark Gritzer reports that a cow elk was euthanized on Winslow Hill in Benezette Township, Elk County. The animal exhibited signs of being emaciated and had paralysis in its rear legs. The carcass was submitted to the PSU Diagnostic Lab in State College for testing, and the results are pending.
WCO Mark Fair reports seeing bald eagles at every significant body of water in Potter County. One individual said, "They're getting to be as common as robins these days." Kettle Creek, Sinnemahoning and Lyman Run state parks report daily sightings of eagles as well Pine Creek, Oswayo Fish Hatchery area and the Allegany watershed.