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Southcentral Region



June 10, 2021: Peregrine Falcons Return to Central Pennsylvania After Decades of Absence.

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 Southcentral Region

Field Reports - July 19, 2021

Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf reports filing charges in multiple incidents where wildlife was trapped and left in the trap to die.

York County Game Warden Scott Brookens reports stricter enforcement has been occurring at the State Game Lands 242 range. On several occasions, target frames were replaced around 8 a.m. and were completely broken by 2 p.m., causing the range to be unusable. Also, several support posts for the new roof have been seriously damaged by people shooting them. Continued damage to the range facilities may result in closures to the range.

York County Game Warden Justin Ritter reports seeing several different groups of turkey poults on State Game Lands 181

Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that he and Deputy Game Warden Dunn are investigated a case involving the unlawful taking of skunks and safety zone violations.

Adams County Game Warden Taylor Knash reports an individual was cited after his dog chased down and killed a young fawn.

Bedford County Game Warden Philip Bietsch reports an increase in illegal ATV activities on Hunter Access properties.

Bedford County Game Warden Philip Bietsch reports a Bedford County man has been charged with abandoning a pet guinea pig and littering on state game lands.

Bedford County Game Warden Philip Bietsch reports a Uniontown man has been charged with disorderly conduct for possessing a small amount of marijuana while on Cumberland Water Authority Cooperative Agreement property.

Fulton County Game Warden Justin Klugh reported that as the Meadow Grounds Lake on State Game Lands 53 is being refilled after being drained for dam work. There has been increased use of that area, some of it unlawful. There will be increased patrols in that area as a result.