The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced the Northeast Region will host two state game lands wildlife habitat vehicular tours to highlight habitat enhancements, infrastructure improvements and hunting opportunities.
Luzerne and Wyoming counties: Sunday, Oct. 8, State Game Lands 57, which is nearly 44,600 acres. Registration to be held from 7:30 a.m. until noon at the headquarters on State Game Lands 57, Ricketts Station, Forkston Township, Wyoming County. Game Commission personnel will be on hand to explain various points of interest, including wildlife habitat-improvement projects. Four-wheel-drive vehicles with high clearance are required for this 30-mile, self-guided driving tour. The tour will pass habitat-improvement projects completed by the State Game Lands 57 food and cover crew with help from the National Wild Turkey Federation, Whitetails Unlimited, and Ducks Unlimited. Representatives from the Game Commission and conservation organizations will be on hand to explain the projects and answer questions.
Carbon County: Sunday, Oct. 1, on State Game Lands 141, which is nearly 17,048 acres. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the large parking lot along state Route 93 on State Game Lands 141, Nesquehoning Township. Four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended for this 9-mile, self-guided driving tour. The tour will begin at the large parking area on the east side state Route 93 and travels east on a game lands road toward the Lehigh Gorge State Park, and back to state Route 93, exiting at the parking lot across from the game lands shooting range. The tour will pass habitat-improvement projects completed by the game lands food and cover crew stationed in Carbon County, along with help from the National Wild Turkey Federation, The Nature Conservancy, and the Ruffed Grouse Society. Game Commission personnel will be on hand to explain various points of interest, including wildlife habitat improvement projects.
Bradford County: The status of a state game lands wildlife habitat tour being conducted on State Game Lands 12 in Bradford County is pending due to extensive road damage caused by flooding. The Northeast Region of the PA Game Commission will issue a future press release if a tour on State Game Lands 12 can be held this year and provide additional information.