HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency has developed and posted an online listing of maps that depict roads opened seasonally to provide hunters and trappers greater access into interior portions of State Game Lands.
"These roads are opened to provide hunters and trappers better access to the State Game Lands system, which is a priority for the agency," Roe said. "Statewide, we have more than 400 miles of seasonally-opened roads on State Game Lands. These roads are important to the public; their seasonal openings are based on hunting seasons, road conditions and safety.
"From time to time, we close some of these roads when conditions warrant. In the past, we have been forced to close roads due to storm run-off following hurricanes, or excessive snow."
To access the information, go to the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), and click on "Seasonal SGL Road Openings" in the "Quick Clicks" box in the right-hand column. From this page, choose the region of interest to view its listing of State Game Lands with seasonally-open roads, the period each road is opened, and a map to help pin-point the road that is open. To open the map, click on the State Game Land number.
For a more detailed map of each State Game Land, select "State Game Lands Maps" in the center of the agency's homepage or under "Quick Clicks." Then choose the region of interest from the map. The region map will enable you to identify the State Game Land number of interest, which you can then select in the drop-down menu under "State Game Lands Maps."
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission