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Hunting in Michaux State Forest

Hunting for deer, turkeys, grouse and squirrels is a popular use of the forest during designated seasons. Aside from a few safety zones around buildings and picnic areas, hunting is permitted throughout the state forest.

Before hunting in Michaux State Forest, please read the Hunting in Michaux State Forest Fact Sheet (PDF).

Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic wasting disease -- which is an always fatal disease to deer and elk -- has been detected in all, or portions, of the Michaux State Forest.

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 Area (PDF).