The Pennsylvania Game Commission is responsible for hunting throughout the state. Hunting is allowed in the state's 116 state parks, 20 state forests, as well as on state game lands and wildlife management areas. Waterfowl hunting for Black Duck, American Coot, Pintails, Mallards, Mergansers, Redheads, Brant, Wood Duck, Scoters, Eiders, Canada Geese, Snow Geese, Blue Geese, Scaup, and Long-tailed Ducks is allowed during season and within specified limits.

For detailed information, including detailed maps on hunting areas, as well as hunting seasons, bag limits, and licensing requirements please contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission or visit their web site at

In addition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates two National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) in Pennsylvania -- Erie and John Heinz -- However, hunting is allowed in season only within areas of the Erie NWR. Please contact the refuge for specifics or visit their web site through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services' refuge system web site at