What to do when the WCO takes your perfectly legal traps set with permission on land he doesn’t even know who the owner is. Doesn’t fine the neighbor who stole/ tampered with the first 2 traps set and notified him of said illegal trapping on property. It’s tough enough to secure trapping permission , but to have your WCO take ur sets ( cut chains with bolt cutters to take traps ) by listening to the neighbor. And then does not charge the individual for tampering with said traps. What would you do ?
Officer showed up with all 4 traps ...2 that were stolen/removed by neighbor ( claims dog was caught ) on said private property with written trapper permission secured and in possession of trapper and the 2 additional traps he removed . WCO had to cut chain with bolt cutters (bullet tip on chain ) cause he couldn’t pull it out . Set day 1 .. Day 2 check - Traps stolen, .... set more traps . Day 3 -check traps missing/ removed ... a few days later WCO shows up with traps . Now you lost traps and days of trapping all due to a neighbor that tampered with traps and then your WCO takes your sets . Nothing happens to violator and ur out hours of time for being a legal honest permission getting trapper. No one had permission to said land except trapper.
If the op believes he was not treated correctly, he can always contact the officer's law enforcement supervisor or regional director and speak to them, I can't make a judgement based on one side of the story.
He should call the Reading office of the PGC, that is where the officer's direct supervisors are. the number is in the digest or on their website if he doesn't have a digest. Harrisburg will just kick it down to Reading and prolong the process.
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!