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Seasonal Roads, Designated Routes, Snowmobile Trails and Access for Hunters with Disabilities

Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles
State Game Lands 176 (The Barrens) Designated Routes brochure (PDF)
Snowmobile Trails
Access Routes for Hunters with Disabilities
State Game Lands 311 Equestrian Trail (PDF)

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Northcentral Region

Field Reports - July 6, 2018

Lycoming County Game Warden Harold Cole reports young wild animals are exploring and sometimes finding themselves in trouble. Cole advises people coming across wildlife to leave it alone. Parents usually aren’t far from young wild animals, but people who hang out to see if Mom comes back usually make things worse. She’s unlikely to want to show you where her young is hidden. The sooner you leave, the sooner the two will reunite.

McKean County Game Warden Skyler Gibble would like to remind people that wild animals should never be handled or taken into the home. Possessing wild animals is illegal and dangerous. If you come across a young animal that needs help, contact the Game Commission.

Land Management Group Supervisor Rodney Mee reports that his crews continue to work on the three-bridge project on Pine Run Road on State Game Lands 75. The bridge project was funded with federal Pittman-Robertson dollars, which are generated by the sale of sporting arms and ammunition. When complete the bridges will be a part of larger road improvements Pine Run Road.

Tioga County Game Warden Rob Minnich reports dealing with a number of bears with mange, as well as nuisance bear complaints stemming from food sources left near homes. Overall, he’s handled seven dead bears, three bears in traps, two with mange symptoms that were treated and collared and one health- looking bear processed by and with 31st class of cadets.

Lycoming County Game Warden Jonathan M. Wyant reports the turkey season was a success as evident by the number of people that reported killing a bird.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that two adults pleaded guilty for hunting turkeys during the youth turkey season.Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that a person was apprehended for killing a turkey illegally from a motor vehicle in Pottersdale.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer encountered a turkey hunter sitting in a blind with shelled corn scattered across the ground to entice birds. Gritzer filed charges for hunting by unlawful method and for a license violation.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports a hunter from Lancaster was in possession of three spring turkey harvest tags during a field compliance check. The hunter had purchased a replacement license, which created the extra tag.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that an adult female bear infected with mange was euthanized in Coalport and transported to University Park for disposal into incinerator.

Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports an individual was cited for not properly tagging his spring gobbler during the 2018 hunting season. The individual faces fines totaling up to $200.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that bear numbers are looking great for the upcoming hunting season

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that Hunter-Trapper Education classes are posted online. Make sure to check our website for upcoming classes.

Elk County Game Warden Susan Edmiston reports that littering and dumping cases on State Game Lands 44 have been successfully prosecuted.

Union County Game Warden Dirk Remensnyder reports conducting a road checkpoint to ensure firearms safety. All vehicles that went through the checkpoint were in compliance with all laws.

Lycoming County Game Warden Kristoffer Krebs reports that bear complaints are on the rise in Lycoming County. To avoid conflicts with black bears, please keep residential yards and porches clear of garbage and other potential food sources. Household garbage is best contained in a garage, shed or basement until the morning of trash removal.