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News Releases

January 8, 2018: PGC Snowmobile Trail Reopened
October 5, 2017: Game Commission Announces Pheasant Releases For Northwest Region
October 2, 2017: Erie County Man Pleads Guilty on Deer Violations
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 Reports - December 27, 2017

Clarion County WCO Michael A. Girosky reminds Pennsylvanians that those who take possession of a road-killed deer must, within 24 hours, call the Game Commission regional office serving the area where it was picked up. A permit number is issued to only that person, and the deer cannot be transferred, donated or the meat given to another person.

Erie County WCO Larry M. Smith would like to encourage trappers to take advantage of the warm-up and less snow and ice to scout for the upcoming beaver season. Now is a great time to trap other furbearers and to prepare for the beaver season.

Jefferson County WCO Roger A. Hartless reports that several charges were filed recently relative to an incident that occurred midmorning on the second day of the rifle deer season. Those charges included operating an ATV illegally on state forest property, failure to wear the required fluorescent orange material while hunting, operating a vehicle to avoid identification, and resisting or interfering with an officer. The individual involved could face jail time if convicted of the resisting or interfering with an officer charge.

Warren County WCO Eric M. McBride reports that multiple citations were filed throughout bear and rifle deer seasons as a result of hunters keeping loaded firearms in vehicles.

Warren County WCO David W. Donachy reports seeing a flock of turkeys on Dec. 18, with three gobblers in full strut.

Crawford and Erie counties LMGS Shayne A. Hoachlander reports that, with the close of the rifle deer season, habitat-management crews will be out checking waterfowl nesting boxes for this past year’s use and preparing them for this next year’s breeding season.