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Northcentral Region


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 - April 12, 2020

Tioga County Game Warden Thomas Nelson reports an individual in Tioga County was cited for having a loaded firearm in a vehicle while hunting coyotes.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that charges were filed against two Elk County residents who shot out the vehicle at a deer decoy.

Lycoming County Game Warden Jonathan M. Wyant wants to remind hunters to remove their stands and blinds from State Game Lands now that deer seasons are over.

Elk County Game Warden Susan Edmiston reports an Ohio man was found guilty of hunting through the use of bait, unlawful taking of an antlerless deer, and unlawfully riding his ATV on Allegheny National Forest property to retrieve the deer. The individual was hunting behind a camp in Millstone Township that had a large pile of corn, apples and mineral blocks in the camp yard. The individual was assessed $1,922.75 in fines, costs including an $800 replacement cost for the deer.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that all citations from 2020 have achieved a disposition.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that a hunter was found not guilty at trial for killing a bull elk in mistake for a white-tailed deer.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that a deer hunter was found guilty at trial for having a loaded rifle on a moving ATV which was not even secured to the machine, creating a safety hazard.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports an individual pleaded guilty to hunting by using bait on the opening day of rifle deer season. While the defendant initially denied he was hunting, he was dressed from head to toe in full orange clothing and sitting in a tree stand with a loaded rifle within the first hour of the season.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that a mange bear was captured in Grassflat in February. The disease prevented the animal from hibernating.

Elk County Game Warden Kolton Mueller reports an individual was found guilty in court of hunting through the use of bait on the first day of archery season.

McKean County Game Warden Heath Hilbert reports investigations are still ongoing in relation to the 2020 rifle deer season. An individual was interviewed recently in relation to a number of deer, some being untagged, hanging in front of his residence in early February since the firearms deer season

McKean County Game Warden Benjamin Johnson reports individuals unlawfully riding snowmobiles on game lands. State Game Warden Ben Johnson reminds snowmobile riders that they are only allowed on designated trails on State Game Lands.

Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that an individual from Clinton County was found guilty for being in possession of his friend’s license while hunting.

Tioga County Game Warden Michael Smith reports that turkey trapping has been very successful this year. I have personally participated in capturing 22 jakes and longbeards, along with a dozen or so hens. Thank you to all the generous property owners who have allowed us to use their land to set up trapping sites.

Clearfield County Game Warden Thomas Henry reports the Mosquito Creek coyote hunt was busier than expected given the amount of snow. He performed multiple field checks and all hunters were in compliance with hunting regulations.

Centre County Game Warden Tyler Hegedus reports a search warrant led to charges being filed against an individual who shot an antlerless deer, through the use of bait, out of the upstairs window of his house.

Tioga County Game Warden Rob Minnich reports he had reports of bear sightings as soon as temperatures warmed. Minnich wants to remind residents to bring in birdfeeders and other food sources that might attract bears to homes.