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Hunting

Hunting and trapping are two uses of the Pinchot State Forest that attract many visitors each year. Deer, turkey, grouse, squirrels, and rabbits are plentiful and there are occasional black bear sightings. Snowshoe Hare populations are present in some areas of the Pinchot State Forest as well. Various species of ducks also have been noted to occur where streams, beaver dams, and other wetlands occur. Common fur bearers seen or identified by scat and tracks include coyote, raccoon, weasel, mink, bobcat, skunk, beaver, muskrat, and opossum. The complex diversity and overall positive health of forest habitats found on the Pinchot State Forest ensures that many of these species will be sustained in stable populations for the hunting and trapping public to enjoy. Please follow all rules and regulations for hunting and trapping set forth by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the forest during hunting seasons.