In an earlier press release, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced the Board approval of acquisition of a new state game lands, SGL 338, in Jay Twp., Elk County.
This game lands came from a deal made with the Pennsylvania General Energy Co. (PGE) and will consist of 3,931 acres in the heart of the elk range. In addition to land acquisition, PGE will also make a $500,000 contribution to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for use in creating elk habitat in cooperation with the Game Commission.
Although this is exciting news, don’t mark this game lands on your scouting list quite yet! As with all Board approved acquisitions, further actions are necessary before the Pennsylvania Game Commission officially takes ownership of the property. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is not yet the property owner and an ownership date has not been determined.
This property is currently NOT open to public hunting. This property will only be open to public hunting once the Game Commission takes ownership. We will make an announcement when this occurs.
In the meantime, there’s plenty of state game lands and other public wildlife viewing areas to explore in elk country! Find them through our mapping center here: https://bit.ly/3B3Fd6W
We are sorry for any confusion and inconvenience this news release may have caused. We appreciate your understanding. If you have any additional questions, please call us at 1-833-PGC-HUNT.