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 building and picnic areas, hunting is permitted throughout the forest.
Chronic Wasting Disease
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD),
which is an always fatal disease to deer and elk, has been detected in all, or
portions, of the Gallitzin State Forest.
Hunters should be aware of special
rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease
Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested
for the disease. To learn more about chronic wasting disease in state forests, please download the fact sheet (PDF).
about CWD 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 DMA.