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State Game Lands

November 18, 2019


The Game Commission owns and manages nearly 1.5 million acres of state game lands throughout the Commonwealth. The primary purpose of these lands is the management of habitat for wildlife and provide opportunities for lawful hunting and trapping. Secondary recreational uses are permitted in accordance with the Game Commission’s regulations.
State Game Lands Regulations – Title 58
State Game Lands PDF Maps
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State Game Lands PDF MapsPublic Shooting Ranges 
The Game Commission maintains
public shooting ranges on game lands across the state. 
Northwest NorthcentralNortheastSouthwestSouthcentralSoutheastSeasonal Roads  More than 400 miles of roads are open seasonally on state game lands. Seasonal openings are based on hunting seasons, road conditions and safety. These listings provide maps, road descriptions and their opening and closing dates.
NorthwestNorthcentralNortheastSouthwestSouthcentral Southeast Access for Hunters with Disabilities
Access for Hunters with disabilities signHunters and trappers with disabilities can find additional information on the
Permits for Hunters with Disabilities page. Permitted persons can access state game lands using ATVs on these designated routes. Note: This information is in the process of being updated. Please reach out to the region directly if no routes are listed.Northwest

Northcentral Northeast – Railroad Grade Road on SGL 12 in Bradford County will be temporary affected by a bridge washout. A crew is working to acquire an emergency permit to make temporary repairs in order to make it passable for the upcoming bear and deer rifle seasons. There is still access from the gates at Laquin and Wheelerville, but there is no through traffic.SouthwestSouthcentralSoutheastDesignated Routes for Horses and Bicycles 
Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles signThese multi-use roads or trails are open to bicycling and horseback riding at certain times of the year, and under certain restrictions. Riding activities are not permitted (except on Sundays or on roads open to public travel) from the last Saturday in September thru the third Saturday in January, and before 1 p.m. from the second Saturday in April thru the last Saturday in May. This does not apply to anyone lawfully engaged in hunting, trapping or fishing on state game lands. Designated routes are posted by the Game Commission as being open to travel by a non-motorized vehicle, conveyance or animal. NorthwestNorthcentralNortheastSouthwestSouthcentralSoutheastSnowmobile Trails 

 Approve Snowmobile Trail signDesignated routes for snowmobile use on State Game Lands are open, provided there is sufficient snow, from the third Sunday in January through April 1. Riders may only use snowmobiles that are
registered and display valid registration decal. NorthwestNorthcentralNortheastSouthwestSouthcentralSoutheastAdditional Information

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