BEFORE YOU CALL: Many answers to hunting and trapping questions can be found in the
mobile-friendly Hunting & Trapping Digest. Print a copy of the .PDF Digest.
LOCAL QUESTIONS: Call the
region office that serves the county in question for the best local on-the-ground information and faster response times.
ROAD-KILLED DEER should be reported directly to the region office that serves the county where the animal is located. A variety of entities handle road-killed deer removal throughout the state and the region office can clarify the proper authorities to notify based on the location of the animal.
REPORT A VIOLATION: The illegal shooting or taking of big game or protected, endangered or threatened species, or any crime against those species should be reported through Operation Game Thief. Other violations should be reported to the region office serving the county in which the violation is taking place as quickly as possible.
WILDLIFE EMERGENCIES should be directed to the region office that serves the county where the incident is taking place. We appreciate your concern for wildlife. Please keep in mind that our officers cover large expanses of land and necessarily prioritize their work load. Mother Nature is sometimes difficult to see in action.
RIGHT TO KNOW requests must be submitted in writing to the Open Records Officer. A form (PDF) to be used for such requests can be obtained at the Harrisburg Office of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and at Open Records Offices throughout the Commonwealth. Regulations regarding the Right-to-Know Law
Open Records Officer: Melissa S. Liskey - Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Avenue; Harrisburg PA 17110-9797, 717-787-4250, firstname.lastname@example.org. Office of Open Records: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225.
Game Commission Offices
2001 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:45AM-4:00PM
Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren counties
Post Office Box 31
Franklin, PA 16323
Phone: 814-432-3187, 814-432-3188
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland counties
4820 Route 711
Bolivar, PA 15923
Phone: 724-238-9523, 724-238-9524
Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Union counties
1566 South Route 44 Highway
Post Office Box 5038
Jersey Shore, PA 17740-5038
Phone: 570-398-4744, 570-398-4745
197 Nursery Road
Howard, PA 16841
Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder, York counties
8627 William Penn Highway
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Phone: 814-643-1831, 814-643-9635
Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming counties
3917 Memorial Highway
Dallas, PA 18612-0220
Phone: 570-675-1143, 570-675-1144
Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill counties
253 Snyder Road
Reading, PA 19605
Phone: 610-926-3136, 610-926-3137
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
P.O. Box 110
Kleinfeltersville, PA 17039
phone (717) 733-1512
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