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Northcentral Region

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

Upcoming Events (PDF)
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 (PDF)
State Game Lands 311 Equestrian Trail (PDF)

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Northcentral Region

Field Reports - April 18, 2022

Lycoming County Game Warden Andrew Butler reports that many of the people he has been talking to on patrol have been finding lots of ticks on them while in the woods scouting and shed hunting. Take measures to prevent tick bites.

Potter County Game Warden Thomas Nelson reports an individual pleaded guilty to harvesting an antlerless deer without a license occurred in Harrison Township during the firearms deer season.

Lycoming County Game Warden Harold Cole reports he started receiving calls in March about bears being seen near houses, getting into birdfeeders, garbage cans, compost piles, pet food and other food sources they can take advantage of. Cole advises bears always are on the lookout for easy food sources. To help minimize conflicts, look around and remove all items wildlife will view as food, he advises.

Centre County Game Warden Tyler Hegedus reports there have been multiple reports of bears getting into trash and birdfeeders. He reminds homeowners to remove any food sources left outside and keep trash inside until the morning.

Potter County Game Warden Blaine Groshek reports he’s seen increased wildlife activity with warming weather. Deer are moving to green fields. Smaller mammals such as raccoons, opossums and foxes are being spotted more often. Also, there’s an increase in beaver activity as they repair dams and lodges damaged by spring flooding.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports a Smethport man pleaded guilty to shooting a deer from the vehicle.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reminds hunters, with spring turkey season nearly here, to always identify their target and what’s beyond.

Clearfield County Game Warden Thomas Henry reports individuals have been cited for ATV use on game lands, leaving traps out past close of season, feeding cervids in a CWD area, and leaving tree stands on Game Lands.

Tioga County Game Warden Richard C. Lee reports that an individual pleaded guilty to hunting over bait on Sunday without a license back in October.

Tioga County Game Warden Richard C. Lee reminds hunters that spring gobbler season is right around the corner, and urges them to scout. State game lands and state forests are great places to start, he said.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports participating a license revocation hearing involving a person who alighted from a vehicle and killed a deer along a public roadway. The defendant received two years of license suspension due to his actions.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports the popularity of searching for elk antlers is on the increase. The rising cost of fuel has not interfered with people participating in this activity, he said.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports a total of 96 turkeys were banded as part of the agency survival study. Sixty-five males and 31 females were captured at 10 sites. Hunters heading into the field for spring turkey hunting should be sure to report banded birds they harvest by following the directions on the band. This aspect of reporting is a critical component to the research.