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Hunting for deer, turkey, grouse, squirrels, rabbits, and black bear is a popular use of the forest during designated seasons. Other than a few safety zones around buildings and picnic areas, hunting and trapping are permitted throughout the state forest. Timber management activities conducted by the Bureau of Forestry can create areas of lush forest growth and excellent wildlife habitat. Maps that highlight areas within the Forbes State Forest where management activities have occurred are available from the district office, or can be downloaded from our Maps page.