Game Commission Region Boundary Change Impacts York County

Jun 01, 2010, 10:41 ET from Pennsylvania Game Commission

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that York County residents who need to contact one of the agency's three full-time Wildlife Conservation Officers should direct their inquiries to the Southcentral Region Office, headquartered in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County.  

Calls for WCO services would include those seeking to report a hunting or trapping violations or violations against wildlife, requesting a speaker for a wildlife education program, or those interested in serving as a volunteer Deputy WCO or instructor for the agency's Hunter-Trapper Education programs.

Roe noted that, in the past, York County residents had been directed to contact the agency's Southeast Region Office in Reading, Berks County.

"This transfer of responsibility for servicing York County was made following an internal review to improve efficiency and workload distribution," Roe said. "The transition should not directly impact the public, as the current three Wildlife Conservation Officers will remain in their York County districts and continue to provide the exemplary service they always have."

Roe also noted that all other inquires relating to the Game Commission's other programs, such as land management or State Game Lands, habitat management on private lands or wildlife management, should continue to be directed to the agency's Southeast Region Office in Reading, Berks County.

The Game Commission's Southcentral Region Office is at 8627 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon, PA 16652.  The telephone number is 814-643-1831.  In addition to York County, the Southcentral Region Office also serves residents of Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Snyder counties.

The Game Commission's Southeast Region Office is at 448 Snyder Rd., Reading, PA 19605.  The telephone number is 610-926-3136.  The Southeast Region Office serves residents of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties.

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SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission