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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
State Game Lands 311 Equestrian Trail (PDF)

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Northcentral Region

Field Reports - December 6, 2019

Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that an individual from Clinton County was arrested for having a loaded crossbow in a vehicle. The individual could face fines up to $200.

Tioga County Game Warden Thomas Nelson reports that the bear harvest for muzzleloader season was very high, and harvest totals continued to climb through other bear seasons.

Land Management Group Supervisor Rodney Mee reports that Land Management Group 5 has completed a Dirt & Gravel Grant Project on Camp Mountain Road, State Game Lands 134 in Proctor, Lycoming County. The grant was nearly $95,000 and included geofabric, culverts, underdrain and road base aggregate. In addition to the grant, Pittman-Robertson funds were used to replace an undersized culvert with a bridge. Mee comments that access should be well improved for decades to come.

Centre County Game Warden Dan Murray reports several individuals have received warnings and citations for various game-law violations.

Tioga County Game Warden Michael Smith reports that on the night of Oct. 22, in Liberty Township, Tioga County, a buck was killed with a rifle and the head was removed. Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Central Regional Office at 570-398-4744.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that an Erie County man is being charged with shooting two bears. The hunter failed to check to see if he did indeed hit the first one before shooting a second one.

McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that charges are being filed against several individuals for riding their side-by-sides on State Game Lands 62 and doing damage to the property. The individuals then posted photos and commented about the great weekend they had on Facebook.

Union County Game Warden Dirk Remensnyder reports that an individual was cited for killing an antlerless deer, with a crossbow and over bait, the day prior to the opening of archery season.

Lycoming County Game Warden Jonathan M. Wyant reports many bears were harvested during the bear muzzleloader season.

McKean County Game Warden Skyler Gibble reports that an individual that had exported high-risk deer parts from Disease Management Area 4 was cited. Hunters are reminded it is illegal to export high-risk parts from DMAs or import form CWD states.

Cameron County Game Warden Wayne A. Hunt reports filing charges against an Adams County hunter for killing a bear over bait in Upper Logue Run in Cameron County.

Elk County Game Warden Susan Edmiston reports that persons approaching open gates on state game lands need to be aware that if they are not marked as open with signs containing the open dates, they are closed roads, regardless of whether the gate is open or not. A list of seasonally open roads and the dates they’re open are available at

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports two subjects are now facing charges for killing three deer during an October night.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports an archery hunter was encountered hunting using bait while in possession of a .22 Magnum rifle.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that a person killed a deer in a safety zone while trespassing.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that a muzzleloader bear hunter was encountered walking through the woods without wearing any orange.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports that an illegal archery hunter was hunting in his backyard and using bait to entice deer to his hunting location.

Clearfield County Game Warden Mark Gritzer reports a person was captured in cutting up two illegal deer inside his garage.

Elk County Game Warden Kolton Mueller reports a few citations were filed against two individuals for hunting through the use of bait. Many warnings were issued for minor violations, as well.