Hunting at Rothrock State Forest
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.
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 Rothrock 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 Chronic Wasting Disease in State Forests 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.