In an effort to protect public health and reduce overall spread of COVID-19 the Game Commission is taking the following precautions. This page will be updated as additional information becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus and the Game Commission
As counties move from
Green through the commonwealth's three-phase matrix to ease COVID-19 restrictions, openings of offices and state game lands ranges will occur.
Offices and Other Buildings
All region offices have resumed regular lobby hours. The agency’s Harrisburg headquarters is open for license sales. Closures include the Visitors Center at
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County.
State Game Lands Ranges
Ranges in counties in the three-phase matrix's
Red-phase, and where stay-at-home orders remain in place and large gatherings are prohibited will be closed. Any rifle, shotgun, pistol and archery ranges on state game lands in counties that have been upgraded to
Green will have regular hours of operation.
As of Friday, June 5 all rifle, shotgun, pistol and archery ranges on state game lands have reopened and regular hours of operation have resumed. With all Game Commission shooting ranges and region offices open again, Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans thanks hunters, trappers and target shooters for their patience in recent months as the agency made adjustments to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
Hunter-Trapper Education Classes
Pennsylvania Department of Health:
For general information about Coronavirus, please refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s website,