The Pennsylvania Game Commission is inviting the public to take part in tours of several state game lands to highlight its ongoing habitat improvement initiatives
The tours are free and are planned for:
Cameron County — 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, through State Game Lands 14 as part of the events commemorating the 100th anniversary of elk restoration. Meet at West Hicks Run parking lot. For more information, call 570-398-4744.
Bradford County — 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, State Game Lands 12, starting at the parking lot on top of Wheelerville Mountain along Route 154, just south of Canton.
Cambria County — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, through State Game Lands 108, which includes a rehabilitated strip-mined area that serves as a study area for grassland nesting birds. The tour begins at the access road three-tenths of a mile north of Frugality, along State Route 53, in White Township.
Carbon County — 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, through State Game Lands 141, beginning at the large parking lot along state Route 93 in Nesquehoning Township. Four-wheel-drive vehicles with high clearance are required for this nine-mile, self-guided driving tour.
Clinton County — 4 p.m.-dusk Sunday, Oct. 6, through elk habitat in State Game Lands 321. Meet at the state game lands gate at the end of New Garden Road.
Elk County — 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, through State Game Lands 311 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of elk restoration in Pennsylvania. For more information, call 570-398-4744.
Luzerne and Wyoming counties — 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, through State Game Lands 57. Registration is at the headquarters building complex at Ricketts Station in Forkston Township, Wyoming County.
Dauphin and Lebanon counties — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, State Game Lands 211, starting at the Ellendale gate in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, seven miles east of the borough of Dauphin. An optional guided walking tour of the old Cold Springs Hotel site will be offered.
Berks and Schuylkill counties — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, State Game Lands 110, beginning at the agency’s parking lot on Mountain Road, midway between the Shartlesville exit of Interstate 78 and Route 61.