New Bear Check Station for Area Hunters

5:12:16 black bear picFALLS CREEK, Pa. (EYT) – Pennsylvania’s statewide, regular bear hunting season begins on Saturday, November 19, and runs through Wednesday, November 23.

Hunters who bag a bear must report it to a Pa. Game Commission check station, and for those bagging a bear in Clarion or Jefferson counties, there is a new one in Falls Creek, Jefferson County.

The bear check stations that were formerly located at State Game Lands 244 in Jefferson County and the Dague Maintenance Building near S.B. Elliot State Park in Clearfield County have been combined this year to form a new check station located at the Friendship Hose Company No. 1 in Falls Creek.

Directions to the new station are Exit 97 off Interstate 80, then Route 830 west to Falls Creek (Slab Run Road/First Street), right on First Street. The station is 600 feet on the right. (41.1458166 N, -78.7985611 W).

The only other check stations in the area are at the Allegheny National Forest’s Marienville Ranger Station on State Route 66 in Forest County and at the PGC’s Northwest Region office in Franklin.

For the regular season, which runs Saturday through Wednesday, November 23, they are open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. the first day, from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.


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