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Poconos Hunting Ban Temporarily Lifted

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The Morning Call

Hunting season in the Poconos now temporarily reopened.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has reopened hunting season in the Poconos mountain region in Pike county. It was previously closed due to the ongoing manhunt for Eric Frein who fatally shot an officer in early September. Most the area has been reopened save three counties where Frein has been sighted.

Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough still cautions hunters but has decided that it is safe enough for hunting activity to resume.

“Our hunters and trappers need to be aware that, while the active search area is some distance from the areas that now have been reopened, the search for fugitive Eric Frein still continues in the northeast, and any suspicious activity or findings should be reported immediately,”

There have been two possible sightings of Frein in the past 24 hours in the the northeast Poconos region, where Frein went to high school.

Now that fall is underway, police hope that the colder weather will bring Eric Frein out of hiding.

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Poconos Hunting Ban Temporarily Lifted