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Southcentral Region


October 28, 2021: Increased Access to State Game Lands 53.
July 30, 2021: Increased public access to State Game Lands in Perry County.
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 - May 13, 2022

Adams County Game Warden Taylor Knash reports that two individuals were cited for littering and parking in a restricted area on state forest land.

Bedford County Game Warden Austin Adams reports two people were charged for having a motorized vehicle in an area not authorized for vehicles.

Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that a couple anglers were caught on camera in the propagation area on State Game Lands 169. Charges have been filed.

York County Game Warden Scott Brookens reports an individual was arrested at the State Game Lands 242 shooting range due to felony firearms charges. The individual was a felon in possession of four handguns, none of which were his. Organized criminal activity has been increasing on the public shooting range in York for the past several years. Gang members and other criminals have been using the range to familiarize themselves with handguns. Detection and apprehension of these individuals is extremely difficult due in part to the fact the range is open seven days a week and they may only be there for a few minutes.

York County Game Warden Justin Ritter reports two individuals were charged for unlawfully camping on Hunter Access property.

Perry County Game Warden Michael Smith reports there has been an increase this spring in the amount of trash dumped on state game lands. Multiple investigations into large loads of dumped trash are ongoing.