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other materials that cause bears or elk to
congregate or habituate in an area.
If bears or elk are being attracted to
an area because of other wildlife feeding,
wildlife conservation officers can issue
written notices to temporarily halt feeding
activity, Grohol said.
The prohibition on the feeding of bears
and elk decreases the possibility these
often-large and powerful wild animals
will lose their fear of humans, creating
potentially dangerous situations.
The prohibition also helps protect
bears against the spread of mange - an
increasingly prevalent threat that often is
fatal for bears - by removing congregation areas where healthy bears might
encounter infected bears, or pick up the
mange-causing mites infected bears leave
behind at feeders.
Likewise, the prohibition on feeding
gives elk an additional layer of protection
against chronic wasting disease (CWD),
which can be passed directly or indirectly
among members of the deer family.
In areas of the state where the Game
Commission has established Disease
Management Areas (DMAs) in response
to CWD being detected, the feeding of
deer is prohibited. Any feeding of other
wildlife that is attracting deer is considered feeding deer, and unlawful.

CONTACTING THE

Feeding causes deer to congregate in
unnaturally high densities, and by prohibiting feeding, this requirement serves to
slow the spread and decrease the prevalence of CWD in areas where it's been
detected. The use or field possession of
urine-based deer attractants is prohibited
within DMAs for the same reason.
Grohol said feeding and baiting need
to be considered together because of the
link they share in attracting wildlife.
"As with any other matter, if a hunter
has a question about whether activity
occurring on or near a property he or she
hunts might be considered baiting and
make hunting there illegal, they're always
free to contact us for an answer," Grohol
said. "And for hunters who have placed
or otherwise are aware of bait in their fall
hunting areas, they need to make sure
they remove it completely 30 days before
hunting there."
Questions can be sent to the
Game Commission by e-mail to
pgccomments@pa.gov and calls can be
directed either to the appropriate Game
Commission region office or the agency's
Harrisburg headquarters at 717-787-4250.
And if you find bait on public land,
especially from September through
November, please report it to the Game
Commission.

REGION OFFICES

Northwest Region

Northcentral Region

(814) 432-3187 or (814) 432-3188,
(814)432-3189

(570) 398-4744 or (570) 398-4745,
(570) 398-3423

Southwest Region

Southcentral Region

(724) 238-9523 or (724) 238-9524,
(724) 238-5639

(814) 643-1831 or (814) 643-9635

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Northeast Region
(570) 675-1143 or (570) 675-1144

Southeast Region
(610) 926-3136 or (610) 926-3137,
(610) 926-1966



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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Intro
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Cover1
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - A
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - C
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - D
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Contents
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