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News Releases

September 24, 2017: Coyote Program Scheduled
August 30, 2017: State Game Lands 63 Tour
August 25, 2017: Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces Activities in Conjunction with Waterfowl Weekend
June 13, 2017: Outdoor Opportunities Abound At Youth Field Day Programs
April 25, 2017: Controlled Grassland Fire Planned For PA Game Commission State Game Lands 294 In Mercer County
April 25, 2017: Controlled Grassland Fire Planned For PA Game Commission State Game Lands 197 In Warren County
April 20, 2017: Controlled Grassland Fire Planned For PA Game Commission State Game Lands 244 In Jefferson County
April 17, 2017: Controlled Grassland Fire Planned For PA Game Commission State Game Lands 74 In Clarion County
April 13, 2017: Game Commission Northwest Region Announces Hunter-Trapper Education Classes
April 12, 2017: Controlled Grassland Fire Planned For PA Game Commission State Game Lands 72 & 330 In Clarion County
April 11, 2017: Controlled Grassland Fire Planned For PA Game Commission State Game Lands In Crawford & Erie Counties
April 7, 2017: Hunter-Trapper Education Instructor Honored
April 6, 2017: Controlled Grassland Fire Planned For PA Game Commission State Game Lands 277 In Crawford County
April 5, 2017: Controlled Grassland Fire Planned For PA Game Commission Shenango Resevoir Area 415 In Mercer County
January 25, 2017: PGC Snowmobile Trail Remains Closed

Updates   

2016 Field Day events (PDF)
Making a Better SGL 314: Stepping Up for Migratory Birds (PDF)
Logging at SGL 314

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

Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles
Snowmobile Trails
Access Routes for hunters with Disabilities (PDF)

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Northwest Region

Field Officer Reports - September 8, 2017

Clarion County WCO Steven J. Ace reports food sources are sporadic this year. With the frost hanging around a little later this past spring, and other factors, food sources seem to be hit and miss. This should make scouting a little easier. Even a minimal amount of time spent scouting should pay great dividends.

Crawford County WCO Mark A. Allegro reports recently spending three days working the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s booth at the well-attended Crawford County Fair. Many people from the area reported seeing more deer than they have in years.

Erie County WCO Michael J. Stutts Jr. would like to thank the more than 80 participants, and their families, who took part in the Erie County Youth Field Day held at Gem City Outdoorsmen Club. A reminder for next year; this event is usually on the last Saturday in August.

Erie County WCO Larry M. Smith reports observing grouse sign and flushed a woodcock while on foot patrol on state game lands in Erie County.

Jefferson County WCO Roger A. Hartless reminds archery hunters who are attempting to locate a wounded deer outside of legal shooting hours that it is unlawful to possess bows or crossbows while attempting to locate that deer. If a wounded deer is located, it is unlawful to dispatch the deer with any type of firearm. Also, if an expired deer is located after shooting hours, the date and time of kill that gets filled in on the harvest tag is the date and time that the archer took the shot that wounded the deer.

Mercer County WCO Donald G. Chaybin reports that a landowner enrolled in the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Hunter Access Program complained about people driving across his property to access a pond for fishing. The usual “Closed to Motor Vehicles” signs were ignored because most of these conveyances were non-motorized. So, he blocked the field access road and posted “Do Not Drive on Fields” signs. Since then, there have been two separate incidents where people ignored the signs and drove across portions of his hayfield and another CREP field to fish on his property. DWCO Marshall B. Nych contacted subjects on both occasions and citations are pending.

Warren County WCO Eric M. McBride reports that DWCO Cory J. Turben investigated a case of littering on State Game Lands 291. An individual was cited as a result of the investigation.

Crawford and Erie counties LMGS Shayne A. Hoachlander reports that his crews have been busy picking American Mountain Ash berries. These berries are shipped to the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery where they’re grown into seedlings to be used on state game lands and Hunter Access properties to improve and diversify soft-mast production and wildlife habitat.