Clinton County Pennsylvania Hunting Page
In the Pennsylvania Wilds and especially in Clinton County, our mountains and remote forests will challenge you as much as your hunt…
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has been purchasing State Game Lands since 1920. The State Game Lands system currently contains more than 1.4 million acres. Clinton County offers more than 25,000 acres of State Game Lands. This is in addition to most of the State Forest Lands that cover more than 300,000 acres open for hunting here in our backyard.
Steep mountains and deep canyons- sycamores reaching from stream bottoms, secluded wooded valleys and ice cold streams characterize Clinton County in north-central Pennsylvania. Each year thousands of sportsmen hunters, hikers, fishermen, backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts visit Clinton County in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Hunting is a major part of the Clinton County’s outdoor recreation legacy. Generations of families have made our forests their destination for hunting. Whether the object of the hunt was a trophy buck, black bear, the elusive turkey or part of the special Pennsylvania Elk lottery, life-long hunting memories began here.
State Game Lands located in Clinton County, PA
SGL 89 is located between Farrandsville and SR 664 near Haneyville. About 10,571 Acres. Click here for map
SGL 255 follows the Bald Eagle Mountain Range from near Beech Creek to near Mill Hall gap at Fishing Creek and SR 64. About 2,276 Acres. Click here for map
SGL 295 includes Big Mountain in Southern Clinton County between I-80 and Fishing Creek in Sugar Valley near Tylersville. About 12,860 Acres. Click here for map
SGL 321 is located in West Keating near the Clearfield County line. About 3,195 Acres. Click here for map
Although much of Clinton County is open for hunting, please respect private property boundaries - when in doubt, please ask for permission first.
Parts of State Forests in Clinton County, PA
(More than 300,000 acres open for hunting)
Bald Eagle State Forest – District 7
Moshannon State Forest – District 9
Sproul State Forest – District 10
Tiadaghton State Forest – District 12
Elk State Forest – District 13
Susquehannock State Forest – District 15
Over 2.2 million acres of "big woods" in the Pennsylvania Wilds beckon hunters to pursue everything from wild turkeys to ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer and black bears. Whether you're looking for an easily accessible hunting spot or a remote, wilderness hunting experience, our state forest system and state game lands have something for you.
Big Game Hunting Information
State Park Hunting
Kettle Creek State Park
Most of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, grouse, squirrel, bear and turkey. Thousands of acres of adjoining state forest are also open to hunting.
Hyner Run State Park
About 20 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, bear, turkey and grouse. Common furbearers are bobcat, red and gray fox, coyote and raccoon. Thousands of acres of adjoining state forest are also open to hunting.
Where to buy hunting license locally:
Clinton County Treasurer’s Office – Clinton County Court House
230 E. Water St., Lock Haven, PA 17745
PA Mountain Gear
166 11th St., Renovo, PA 17764
Unkle Joe’s Woodshed
536 High St., Lock Haven, PA 17745
167 Hogan Blvd. Mill Hall, PA 17745
While visiting Clinton County on your hunting trip, don’t forget to stop by the original Woolrich Flagship Outlet Store and hunt for bargains on outdoor clothing and gifts. Store is located just off Park Ave in the Village of Woolrich, about 15 minutes north east from Lock Haven. Visit them at www.woolrich.com
General State Game Lands and Hunting Information
Click for General Hunting Regulations
Click for State Game Land Regulations
Click for Fluorescent Orange Requirements
Click for 2012 PA Elk Season and Info