Bedford County is fortunate to have thousands of acres of protected land open to hunters and trappers of many types. No matter what part of the county you are visiting, there are hunting grounds nearby.

 

Pennsylvania State Game Lands

Bedford County is fortunate to have several areas of Pennsylvania Game Lands.

North-west Bedford County (State Game Lands 26)
Woodbury Area (State Game Lands 41)
Wills Mountain (State Game Lands 48)
South East Beford County (State Game Lands 49)
North East Bedford County (State Game Lands 73)
South of Everett (State Game Lands 97)
Southwest Bedford County (State Game Lands 104)
Hopewell Area (State Game Lands 261)


Pennsylvania State Forests

Buchanan State Forest (Call for map and brochure)

Hunting deer, turkey, black bear and most small game is a popular use of the forest during designated seasons. Other than a few safety zones around buildings and picnic areas, hunting is permitted throughout the state forest. A 1,357-acre tract has been designated in the Sideling Hill area for off-road access by disabled hunters.

Gallitzin State Forest (Call for map and brochure)

Similar to Buchanan State Forest above; 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.


Pennsylvania State Parks

Blue Knob State Park (Call for map and brochure)

During established seasons, about 5,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs. Common game species are deer, squirrel, turkey, and grouse. The park is adjacent to the 12,000-acre State Game Lands 26. This combination of public lands provides many recreational opportunities and offers both easily accessible areas and several walk-in areas. “No Hunting” areas are posted. Permanent tree stands are prohibited on public lands. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply.  This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. 814-276-3576.

Shawnee State Park (Call for map and brochure)

Over 3,000 are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, rabbit, squirrel, and grouse. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated areas. The DCNR and the PA Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. 814-733-4218.

 

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Bedford County is conveniently located in South Central, PA, along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Lincoln Highway, Interstate 99 and Interstate 70.

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