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Northcentral Region



November 18, 2019: PGC Northcentral Region Office Open Friday, Nov. 29
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 (PDF)
State Game Lands 311 Equestrian Trail (PDF)

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Northcentral Region

Field Reports - September 28, 2020

Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports an individual was arrested for unlawfully shooting a red-tailed hawk.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports he is investigating dumping cases on state game lands and on Hunter Access property.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that charges are being filed against two individuals from Mount Jewett for poaching several deer at night.

Tioga County Game Warden Michael Smith reports bear season should be excellent again this year. “I am seeing and trapping a lot of them,” he said.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports a mange bear was euthanized in Snow Shoe.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reminds hunters that the access bridge on State Game Lands 100 that crosses over Basin Run in Cooper Township still is closed.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that individuals are illegally placing bait on game lands.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports a hunter failed to comply with wearing the required fluorescent orange material while hunting for deer on a red-tag farm.

Tioga County Game Warden Thomas Nelson reports two individuals were cited and charged for the unlawful taking of multiple bucks during the 2019-20 hunting season. The violations occurred in northern Tioga County. Both individuals pleaded guilty to all charges filed against them.

Lycoming County Game Warden Jonathan M. Wyant reports now is a good time to begin scouting for deer and bear seasons. “There are lots of good bucks and healthy bears to be had,” he said.

Elk County Game Warden Kolton Mueller advises that, while visiting the elk range, remember to keep your distance and enjoy wildlife from a distance, respect private property, don’t feed elk and report any illegal activity you see.

Tioga County Game Warden Rob Minnich reminds hunters to read and check hunting season dates this year as there are some changes that could impact hunting plans.