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1-833-PGC-HUNT or 1-833-PGC-WILD

CONTACTING THE PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION: Both numbers connect callers in Pennsylvania with the centralized dispatch center.

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. 

QUESTIONS FOR A PENNSYLVANIA STATE GAME WARDEN: Contacting the region office that serves the county in question for the best local on-the-ground information and faster response times.

HUNTING/FURTAKER LICENSES: The Pennsylvania hunting and furtaker license year begins July 1 through June 30 of the following year.  If you have questions regarding hunting or furtaker license purchase, please call the License Division at 717-787-2084 or email us at

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. CONSUMPTION PERMITS for deer and turkey only: Residents can pick up deer and turkey only for consumption purposes and must obtain a permit within 24 hours. Consumption permits are issued from region offices. Call the region office that serves the county where the animal is located, directly. Region office contact information can be found below.

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.

COMMENTS for the BOARD OF GAME COMMISSIONERS regarding seasons and bag limits may be submitted to Please note that we are not able to respond to every inquiry.

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:  Zachary Fahnestock - Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Avenue; Harrisburg PA 17110-9797,

Commonwealth of Pennyslvania, Office of Open Records, 333 Market Street, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234.

Game Commission Offices

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2001 Elmerton Avenue 
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797 
Phone: 833-742-4868 or 833-742-9453
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:00PM
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Region Offices

Northwest Region
Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren counties 
1509 Pittsburgh Road
Franklin, PA 16323 
Phone: 833-742-4868 or 833-742-9453
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Southwest Region
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland counties 
4820 Route 711 
Bolivar, PA 15923 
Phone: 833-742-4868 or 833-742-9453
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Northcentral Region
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: 833-742-4868 or 833-742-9453
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Howard Nursery
197 Nursery Road
Howard, PA 16841
Phone: 833-742-4868 or 833-742-9453
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Southcentral Region
Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder, York counties 
8627 William Penn Highway 
Huntingdon, PA 16652 
Phone: 833-742-4868 or 833-742-9453
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Northeast Region 
Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming counties 
3917 Memorial Highway 
Dallas, PA 18612-0220 
Phone: 833-742-4868 or 833-742-9453
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Southeast Region
Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill counties 
253 Snyder Road 
Reading, PA 19605 
Phone: 833-742-4868 or 833-742-9453
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Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
P.O. Box 110
Kleinfeltersville, PA 17039 
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