Office Locations 
District Address Information
78 Main Street, 1st Floor
Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-362-4400
Toll-Free:  1-866-437-8181
Fax:  814-362-4405
Hours:  Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed noon to 1 p.m. daily

107 South Main Street
Room 1
Coudersport, PA 16915
Phone: 814-274-9769
Hours:  Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed noon to 1 p.m. daily

55 Fraley Street
Kane, PA 16735
Phone: 814-837-0880
Fax: 814 837-2257
Hours:  Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed noon to 1 p.m. daily

Capitol Address Information
150 Main Capitol
PO Box 202067
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2067
Phone: 717-787-5075
Fax:  717-705-7021

Email Address

Game and Fisheries Committee Approves Bills Impacting Land Owners, Enforcement

HARRISBURG – The House Game and Fisheries Committee today approved four bills, including one sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) that clarifies the authority of conservation officers.


House Bill 1584 outlines the authority of wildlife and waterways conservation officers to issue written or verbal warnings in lieu of making arrests or issuing citations.


“While this authority is available to conservation officers currently, it is not specifically spelled out in law and therefore may not be being used as much as it could be or should be,” said Causer, who serves as chairman of the committee. “As a former police officer, I know how important it is to exercise discretion in law enforcement.”


The committee also approved Senate Bill 648, sponsored by Sen. Richard Alloway (R-Adams/Cumberland/ Franklin/York), which protects the rights of property owners who allow hunting on their property. The bill ensures those landowners are not subject to prosecution for violations committed by hunters on their land.


Finally, the committee approved two bills sponsored by Rep. Gary Haluska (D-Cambria). House Bill 681 removes the authority for commissioners of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to enforce powers granted to waterway patrolmen. House Bill 1144 amends the definition of “bow” to include crossbows and any device held in place by a brace secured around the body.


The bills now go to the full House for consideration.


Representative Martin T. Causer
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact:  Patricia A. Hippler

717.772.9846 /

Share |