Erie

Hunting

brochure Erie - Hunting

Hunting at Erie National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Pennsylvania. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Erie National Wildlife Refuge Big Game Hunting Welcome to Erie National Wildlife Refuge. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service established the refuge in 1959 primarily for migratory birds. Public hunting is a priority public use and can provide a quality recreational experience when pursued responsibly. We allow hunting of deer, bear, and turkey in accordance with Pennsylvania State laws and the following refuge specific regulations. Hunting Areas Continued Fall turkey season is open in the following areas: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Big game hunting is permitted on the refuge only from September 1 through the end of February and for spring gobbler season. Scouting Scouting is allowed from August 25 through the end of February and for the seven days prior to the start of spring gobbler season. Species not listed on this and the Upland Small Game/Migratory Bird Hunting Fact Sheet may not be hunted. Permits Hunting permits are no longer required. However, hunters are still required to know and follow all refuge specific regulations. Hunting Areas Deer archery and muzzleloader seasons are open in the following areas: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Deer regular and special firearms season is open in the following areas: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Prohibited Activities  Using illuminating devices, including automobile headlights, for the purpose of spotlighting game species.  Camping, overnight parking, open fires and littering.  Use or possession of alcoholic beverages while hunting.  The use and possession of toxic shot is prohibited for shotgun hunting for all species except deer and turkey. Bear archery and muzzleloader seasons are open in the following areas: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Bear regular and special firearms seasons are open in the following areas: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Personal Property Hunters must remove all personal property including, but not limited to: blinds, platforms, scaffolds, tree stands, decoys and cameras from the refuge within one hour after hunting hours. Erie National Wildlife Refuge 11296 Wood Duck Lane Guys Mills, PA 16327 814/789 3585 www.fws.gov/refuge/erie www.fws.gov/refuges/hunting Federal Relay Service for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 1 800/877 8339 Hunting Hours for each week are defined in the Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 1 800/344 WILD http://www.fws.gov Vehicles Vehicle travel is allowed on designated roads and parking areas only. Vehicles must not block access of gates. ATVs and snowmobiles are not allowed. August 2020 Injuries and Accidents Report all injuries and accidents to Refuge Headquarters at the address or number listed below. Spring gobbler turkey season is open in the following areas: A, B, C, E, and F. Areas D and G are closed to spring gobbler hunting. Areas Open to Hunting BIG GAME Deer (Archery and Muzzleloader Seasons) Deer (Regular and Special Firearms Season) Turkey (Spring Gobblers) Turkey (Fall) Bear AREA A AREA B AREA C AREA D AREA E AREA F AREA G yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no yes yes U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Erie National Wildlife Refuge Upland Small Game/Migratory Bird Hunting Welcome to Erie National Wildlife Refuge. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service established the refuge in 1959 primarily for migratory birds. Public hunting is a priority public use and can provide a quality recreational experience when pursued responsibly. We allow hunting of upland small game and migratory birds in accordance with Pennsylvania State laws and the following refuge specific regulations. Upland small game and migratory bird hunting is permitted between September 1 through the end of February. woodcock, Canada goose, ducks, coot and crow in Areas A and E. Area B, C, D, F, and G are closed to migratory bird hunting. Scouting Scouting is allowed from August 25 through the end of February. Hunting Hours Hunting Hours for each week are defined in the Pennsylvania State Hunting and Trapping Digest. listed below. Prohibited Activities  Using illuminating devices, including automobile headlights, for the purpose of spotlighting game species.  Camping, overnight parking, open fires and littering.  Use or possession of alcoholic beverages while hunting.  The use and possession of toxic shot is prohibited for shotgun hunting for all species except deer and turkey.  Field possession of migratory game birds is prohibited in areas of the refuge closed to migratory game bird hunting. Species not listed on this and the Big Game Hunting Fact Sheet may not be hunted. Personal Property Hunters must remove all personal property including, but not limited to: blinds, platforms, scaffolds, tree stands, decoys and cameras from the refuge within one hour after hunting hours. Permits Hunting permits are no longer required. However, hunters are still required to know and follow all refuge specific regulations. Vehicles Vehicle travel is allowed on designated roads and parking areas only. Vehicles must not block access to gates. ATVs and snowmobiles are not allowed. Dog Use Dogs may be used for hunting, but must be under the immediate control of the hunter at all times. Boats We allow non-motorized watercraft use for waterfowl hunting. All other watercraft use is prohibited. Watercraft must be removed from the refuge within one hour after hunting hours. Federal Relay Service for the deaf and hard-ofhearing 1 800/877 8339 August 2020 We allow hunting of woodchuck, quail, coyote, skunk, and opossum in the following areas: A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. To prevent the spread of invasive species such as zebra mussels, it is encouraged that all watercraft be washed thoroughly prior to use on the refuge. Migratory Birds We allow hunting of mourning dove, rails, common snipe, American Injuries & Accidents Report all injuries and accidents to Refuge Headquarters at the address Small Game and Furbearers We allow hunting of ringneck pheasant, ruffed grouse, cottontail rabbit, and squirrels in the following areas: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Erie National Wildlife Refuge 11296 Wood Duck Lane Guys Mills, PA 16327 814/789 3585 www.fws.gov/refuge/erie www.fws.gov/refuges/hunting U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 1 800/344 WILD http://www.fws.gov Areas Open to Hunting SMALL GAME AREA A AREA B AREA C AREA D AREA E AREA F AREA G Ruffed Grouse, Squirrels, Cottontail Rabbit & Ringneck Pheasant yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Woodchuck, Quail, Skunk, Opossum & Coyote yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Raccoon & Fox (Night Hunting) MIGRATORY BIRDS Mourning Dove, Rails, Common Snipe, American Woodcock, Canada Goose, Ducks, Coot & Crow Night hunting is under review and not permitted at this time. yes no no no yes no no ch Miller Station Road en Cre Fr ek 0 Seneca Division 1 Kilometer .5 0 Erie National Wildlife Refuge 1 Mile Legend See Fact Sheet for huntable species Area E – Open to hunting Area F – Open to hunting except migratory birds Ro ad Muddy Creek Holly Trail Johnstown Ro ad Area G – Open to hunting except migratory birds & Spring Turkey Season. Area closed Jan 15 -Aug 15 am p North Sw Area G Area F Trolley Line Trail Te e D ea d pl ev ill 408 ud dy ee ad Ro M Cr lats eF Grey Town Hills Road Parking Areas (approximate) k Area E T-783 Cre Tr Roa d Henry Road ol le ek Li Sw am p y t tree eS at tl ne Tr T ai ck Creek l Wo Road 408 ys Gu M ad Ro Hank s Area A ills ke k ee Cr .5 1 Mile North Legend McFadden Rd Area A New oad Oil Creek R Area D 198 Area A – Open to hunting Area B –Open to hunting except migratory birds 27 Fo wl e Mt. Hope rR 173 d Lake Creek Ro a Bo ga rdu sR oa d a rL 173 ga Area D Area C – Open to hunting except migratory birds Area D – Open to hunting except migratory birds and Spring Turkey Season. Area closed Jan 15 - Aug 15 oa d Su oad Boland R Area C 0 1 Kilometer See Fact Sheet for huntable species Road Beuchat Road 27 0 Area B Shaffer Road North Allen Road Erie National Wildlife Refuge 198 Guys Mills Lippert Road Sugar Lake Division McFa dden Road La 198 ke R oad Sugar Lake Water Impoundments Refuge Headquarters Parking Areas (approximate) Rest Room Teepleville o d co Roa d Corners Road Hickory

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