Hunter Access

Hunters can now search, create and print customized maps with aerial photographs, topographic base maps, Wildlife Management Units, Hunter Access properties and more. First, watch these short videos to learn how to use the Mapping Center. Then, create personalized maps using the PGC Mapping Center.


Hunting on Public Lands in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania offers hundreds of thousands of acres to hunters and trappers to pursue their pastimes. These lands include State Game Lands, State Forest Lands, State Parks, the Allegheny National Forest, the Erie National Wildlife Refuge, Army Corps of Engineers properties and county and municipal parks and recreation areas. The State Game Lands system includes more than 1.4 million acres. State Forests account for about 2 million acres. The Allegheny National Forest has more than half a million acres.


Hunting on Private Lands in Pennsylvania

In addition to the millions of public land acres available to hunters statewide, the Pennsylvania Game Commission partners with private landowners in most counties to provide public hunting opportunities through its cooperative public access programs. The Cooperative Farm-Game Program, implemented back in 1936, the Safety Zone Program, created in 1958, and the Cooperative Forest- Game Program, started in 1971, all have provided and continue to provide great hunting and trapping to the Commonwealth's sportsmen and sportswomen on millions of acres.









Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110-9797