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Northwest Region


News Releases

November 7, 2018: Deputy Game Warden Open House - Sunday, November 11, 2018
October 23, 2018: Erie County Man Faces Felony Charges For Unlawful Deer
October 15, 2018: Erie County Man Charged With Killing Bald Eagle
October 10, 2018: Game Commission Announces Temporary Closure of Game Lands Roads
July 31, 2018: Pymatuning Special Deer Hunt Changed
July 30, 2018: Game Commission Northwest Region Announces Hunter-Trapper Education Classes
April 24, 2018: Controlled Burns Conducted By Pennsylvania Game Commission On Several State Game Lands
March 16, 2018: Controlled Grassland Fire Planned For PA Game Commission Shenango Reservoir Area 415 In Mercer County
March 1, 2018: Meth Lab Case On Warren County State Game Lands Resolved
January 16, 2018: Erie County Deer Processor Case Resolved
January 8, 2018: PGC Snowmobile Trail Reopened


2018 Field Day events (PDF)
Making a Better SGL 314: Stepping Up for Migratory Birds (PDF)
Logging at SGL 314

Seasonal Roads, Designated Routes, Snowmobile Trails and Access for Hunters with Disabilities

Seasonal Roads Open for Hunting & Trapping
Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles
Snowmobile Trails
Access Routes for hunters with Disabilities (PDF)

Public Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges in the Northwest Region

Field Reports - October 26, 2018

Clarion County Game Warden Steve Ace reports that, during an evening of patrol he and a deputy saw over 80 deer – five of them nice bucks – in the hour before dark while covering just a short distance in Clarion County. There should be some record book bucks shot this year and hunters should have plenty of opportunity at does, as well.

Crawford County Game Warden Mark Allegro reports he recently investigated a dumping case in Union Township on State Game Lands 213. The perpetrator was identified and interviewed, and, eventually admitted his guilt, saying he thought it was OK to dump garbage because he didn't see "no littering" signs in the area. After cleaning up all trash in the area, the defendant pleaded guilty.

Venango County Game Warden Jason Amory reports that charges were recently filed against an individual for not completing Hunter-Trapper Education, hunting without a license and for hunting through the use of bait. Several baiting citations were issued on the opening day of the 2018 archery season.

Erie County Game Warden Darin Clark reports citing one individual the second day of archery season for hunting over bait and leaving on state game lands a tree stand that was not properly tagged.

Jefferson County Game Warden Roger Hartless reports that three baited areas were checked the first day of archery season. Hunters were found in two of them, and the third will be checked throughout the remainder season. Thanks to the individuals who discovered this illegal activity prior to the start of archery season and took the time to report it.

Warren County Game Warden Eric McBride reports that a landowner found a headless deer on his property. An investigation is underway.

Warren County Game Warden Eric McBride reports that approximately 55 dove hunters were checked on the opening day of season in the Waterford area of Erie County. Most had been successful.