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Hunting in Cornplanter State Forest

The Cornplanter State Forest, the Allegheny National Forest, and nearby State Game Lands offer excellent white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock, and squirrel hunting opportunities.

Red and gray fox, mink, raccoon, and muskrat are also plentiful for trapping enthusiasts. Pennsylvania Game Commission hunting seasons and regulations apply.

Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease, which is an always fatal disease to deer and elk, has been detected in Cornplanter State Forest district.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area. It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

To learn more about chronic wasting disease in state forests, please download the Chronic Wasting Disease in State Forests Fact Sheet (PDF).

More information about chronic wasting disease can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites.

In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors in the Disease Management AreaOpensIn A New Window