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Northcentral Region



October 2018: Deer Focus Areas (1:27)
September 2018: How to Safely View Pennsylvania's Elk Herd (1:42)
September 2018: Herbicide Treatment to Promote Diverse Vegetation (2:29)

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 - March 29, 2019

Tioga County Game Warden Michael Smith reports he is one of 27 recent graduates of the Ross Leffler School of Conservation who are chomping at the bit to serve the communities to which they have been assigned.

Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that Deputies Vanessa Walker and Carly Chambers arrested an individual for hunting through the use of bait in late archery/flintlock deer season. The individual pleaded guilty and paid fines totaling over $300.

Elk County Game Warden Kolton Mueller reports that, while on field training in Sullivan County, two individuals were cited for hunting through the use of a motorized vehicle. Both individuals pleaded guilty and were placed on revocation for future hunting seasons.

Tioga County Game Warden Thomas Nelson reports he’s been welcomed with open arms. “The event state Rep. Clint Owlett put together for law-enforcement within the county was a great experience,” Nelson said. “I know I can count on any one of those individuals for help in the future.”

Union County Game Warden Dirk Remensnyder reports that two individuals were cited for possession of marijuana on state game lands.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports he immobilized and treated a mange bear hibernating in a bale of hay.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports he stopped a vehicle that was spotlighting while in possession of hunting firearms.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports samples from 1,921 free-ranging deer collected in Disease Management Area 3 in 2018 have tested negative for Chronic Wasting Disease, but more test results are pending.

Potter County Game Warden Mark Fair said the county’s trappers report increased muskrat populations in 2018. Some trappers also participated in a study by allowing the Game Commission to test muskrats for disease.

Lycoming County Game Warden Harold Cole reports a Berks County man was found guilty for unlawfully killing of a black bear on the first day of firearms bear season. The man was standing along the road and waved a vehicle of past him, then stepped to the middle of the road, waited until the sow to begin crossing, and took his shot when she was near the yellow line. At a hearing, the man was found guilty of shooting on or across the road and the illegal attempt of taking a bear. The man was fined $1,450 and assessed an additional $1,000 of enhanced penalties for his actions.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports he is checking dens of bears collared during the summer for a mange study.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that Hunter-Trapper Education classes are being scheduled. Keep an eye on for upcoming classes.