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Northcentral Region

 

News

September 4, 2019: Public Encouraged to Provide Input on Subject of Wildlife Feeding
October 2018: Deer Focus Areas (video 1:27)
September 2018: How to Safely View Pennsylvania's Elk Herd (video 2:29)
September 2018: Herbicide Treatment to Promote Diverse Vegetation (video 1:37)

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 - October 11, 2019

Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports he cited a hunter for having a loaded crossbow in his vehicle. The individual could face fines up to $200.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports an individual was cited for riding an ATV on Hunter Access property, then fleeing from an officer.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports the upcoming seasons look very promising.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports two subjects are facing charges for killing a fawn with a semiautomatic rifle one night in September.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports two bears were struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 322 near DuBois.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that the inaugural elk archery season was a success with all five bull hunters tagging out.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that two ATV operators face charges for violating the All-Terrain Vehicle Law while on Hunter Access property.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that multiple ATV operators were found spotlighting after 11 p.m.

Tioga County Game Warden Thomas Nelson reports that, based on his own observations, northern Tioga County red oaks have produced quite a few acorns this season. “They seemed to have dropped early and they are abundant,” Nelson said.

Lycoming County Game Warden Jonathan M. Wyant reports deer populations are way up in the eastern end of Lycoming County. Many people who grow crops, either professionally or in a garden, have reported damage done by deer.

Centre County Game Warden Michael Ondik reports that many complaints of bears getting into cornfields were received in September and October, and multiple bears were relocated. With expanded early season bear hunting opportunities coming up, seeking out affected farmers might lead to permission to hunt areas with lots of bears.

Union County Game Warden Dirk Remensnyder reports an individual was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia on state game lands.

Tioga County Game Warden Michael Smith reports many places around the county were baited prior to archery season and said he’d be keeping tabs on them.

Lycoming County Game Warden Harold Cole reports that he is seeing more and more wildlife moving around, with the farmers getting the crops harvested and the cooler weather setting in.