Multiple charges for dozens of criminal and game code violations have been filed against Mark Nicholas Jarema, 37, Leesburg, N.J., who was extradited Monday, Jan. 28, from New Jersey Mid-State Correctional Facility, Wrightsville, NJ, by Wayne County Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officer Frank Dooley, with assistance from the Wayne County District Attorney's Office and Pennsylvania State Police officers from the Honesdale barracks.
Jarema was arraigned in Pennsylvania before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Edwards in Honesdale, his bail was set at $50,000 and he was remanded to the Wayne County Prison. His charges included one felony count of aggravated assault, two misdemeanor counts of simple assault, two felony counts of a felon not to possess firearms, one misdemeanor count of making terroristic threats, and one misdemeanor count of false imprisonment.
Game and Wildlife Code charges included 26 felony counts for the taking or attempting to take big game during a closed season, two first degree misdemeanor counts for killing or attempting to kill deer through the use of lights, one misdemeanor count for discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle and one summary count for possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. Charges were filed at the office of Judge Edwards, on Oct. 22, 2012.
Charges stem from an incident that occurred between the evening hours of October 23 and the early morning hours of October 24, 2010, in multiple townships of Wayne County. Dooley had received information from New Jersey Fish and Wildlife conservation officer Ann Paul concerning Jarema and his involvement with the killing of multiple deer in Pennsylvania.
Ornamental tree and shrub seedlings are being sold by the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Howard Nursery through Friday, April 19, and are also being offered to schools to help educate students about wildlife habitat needs through the PGC 'Seedlings for Schools' program.
New this year is an improved order form to help guide landowners seeking to create habitat for specific wildlife species, as well as a new "bundle" offering. Bundle offerings include 100 seedlings in a specified mix to benefit deer, game birds and songbirds, as well as riparian and winter-thermal habitats.
The order form and information are available on the agency's website (http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/). Order forms are also available at PGC regional offices and mailed to Howard Nursery, 197 Nursery Road, Howard, Pa. 16841.
Beckville Gun Club, Beckville Road, Cressona, is sponsoring an inaugural squirrel hunt, Saturday, Feb. 23, with weigh-ins from noon to 6:30 p.m. the day of the event at the club. Individuals and two-person teams are eligible, but all participants must be registered by 9 a.m. the day of the hunt. For information call Dave Blankenhorn at 570-573-1040.
Sunday's edition of "Experience The Outdoors," hosted by award-winning Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association member Doyle Dietz, at 7 a.m. on 1410-AM WLSH, at 9:30 a.m. on Magic 105.5-FM and on the Web at http://www.wmgh.com/ by clicking the link to the program, will feature Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow promoter Paul Fuller.
This year's Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow will be Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 14-17, with show hours Thursday, 1-9 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Oaks. For information and tickets, access the website at http://www.sportshows.com/.
Tamaqua resident Christian Berg, the editor of "Petersen's Bowhunting" magazine, is organizing a Deer Hunter's Banquet, Saturday, March 2, beginning at 6 p.m., at Community Fire Company, Landingville, to benefit Kimmel's Church of Orwigsburg.
Guest speaker is whitetail biologist Grant Woods, the host of Growing Deer TV (http://www.growingdeer.tv/) and columnist for the magazine. In addition to his Web show, Woods is president of Woods and Associates, which develops deer-management plans for clients across the nation. For information and reservations call Berg at (717) 877-7448.
This year's Lehigh Valley Sportsmen Show will be Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, with show hours Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Agricultural Hall, Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown. For information, call 610-395-5280 or access the website at http://www.pbmproductions.com/.