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Hunting in Weiser State Forest

Deer, turkey, grouse, squirrels, and black bear are common game species that visitors may encounter on the State Forest. Hunting is permitted in accordance with Pennsylvania State Game Commission regulations. 

The district has approximately 12 miles of administrative roads open to persons with disabilities. These roads are designated for use by individuals holding a valid DCNR or PA Game Commission permit. Access is by licensed passenger vehicle only.

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 Weiser 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).

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