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Game Commission Warns Of Dangers In Attempting to Care for the Wildlife


February 7, 2019

In response to the incident that took place at Gifford Pinchot State Park, the Game Commission reminds the public that wildlife cannot be taken from the wild. Under Pennsylvania law, it is illegal to take or possess wildlife. These laws were put in place to protect both wildlife and humans.

On Saturday, Jan. 12, several deer were seen stuck in a partially-frozen lake at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Personnel from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Wellsville Fire Department and state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources assisted in rescuing at least three deer from the ice.


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