I spoke to my outfitter for PA elk yesterday and he told me about a recent incident that happened to the neighboring cabin owner to his home. This guy is from Ohio and has a Cabin near Sinnamahoning near the outfitters home. The guy came to PA to hunt bear and he got one very close to his cabin. When he tried to locate a check station he found out there are no check stations for this season and he had to contact the PGC to have his bear checked. He called the regional office and they sent a WCO to check the bear at the cabin. The only access to his cabin is a bridge to the outfitters property across the Sinnamahoning creek and then walk to the bear hunters property. There is another cabin between the outfitter and the bear hunter which is also owned by an Ohio resident. While the WCO was walking to the hunters cabin he found a big bird feeder on the property before the hunters cabin full of bird feed. As it turns out, the bear was killed the day before the feeder owner arrived at her cabin and filled it so the hunter was not in trouble and his bear was processed. The woman is not a hunter and didn't have a clue about the feeder causing problems for those who actually hunt the area. The feeder was emptied and now anyone who wants to hunt the area must wait 30 days before doing so, which would be the guy who killed the bear and the outfitter. The hunter had no idea there was a feeder and I doubt he would have gotten charged but he can't hunt anything at his own cabin for 30 days and neither can the outfitter.
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!