Roads open for 2022-23 hunting seasons in ANF, Bradford Ranger District
Bradford Ranger District Will Open Additional Roads for Hunters
The USDA Forest Service will open 58 Forest Roads on the Allegheny National Forest’s Bradford Ranger District for hunter access between September 24, 2022, and January 22, 2023, unless otherwise noted. Traditionally many of the normally gated roads are opened each fall to allow preseason scouting and legal hunting during select Pennsylvania hunt seasons. An Interactive Hunting Map for planning hunts along with the list of roads is available on the forest website under Maps and Publications. Additional roads will be opened and announced for the Marienville Ranger District in the coming weeks.
Please note that only the main roads and listed spur roads are open. Side roads are closed to vehicle traffic. Roads may be closed at any time due to weather, unsafe conditions, or to protect resources. Disabled hunter roads are only open for use by hunters possessing a Disabled Persons Permit issued by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Photo by Beau Martonik
For your safety, please always drive these narrow, high-clearance roads with caution. Some open roads may have maintenance or timber sale activity in progress. You may still drive the roads but should proceed with extra caution and expect poor road conditions and trucks or heavy equipment on these roads.
The Allegheny National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map contains the current road policy. The maps are available on the forest website on the Maps and Publications page.
Unless otherwise posted, non-motorized use, including hiking, biking, and horseback riding, is always allowed on gated roads. Off-highway vehicle use is not allowed off the designated ATV/OHM trail system at any time.
The status of roads can change at any time. If you have questions, please contact the Bradford Ranger District Office at 814-363-6000.
Press release from USDA Forest Service, Allegheny National Forest
About the USDA Forest Service – Allegheny National Forest:
Established in 1923, the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is Pennsylvania’s only National Forest. Situated on the Allegheny Plateau, the forest is comprised of 514,029 acres in the northwestern corner of the state. The slogan “Land of Many Uses” captures a vision of a healthy, vigorous, working forest that provides timber and wood products, watershed protection, access to underground minerals, ties to cultural history, a diversity of wildlife habitats, and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities — not only today but in a sustainable way so future generations can enjoy these benefits.
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