Pennsylvania has nearly 1.5 million acres of state game lands and 2.2 million acres of state forests that are accessible to hunters throughout the designated hunting seasons. Combined with a most recent estimate of over 1.3 million white-tailed deer, Pennsylvania has more than a lifetime of opportunity for deer hunting alone. However, there are plenty of other species including black bear, turkey, woodcock, ring-necked pheasant, ruffed grouse, quail, dove, snow goose, and coyote. The Keystone State is also home to elk, although permits are only granted via a lottery drawing in August.
With over 86,000 miles of rivers and streams and numerous inland lakes, Pennsylvania is sure to satisfy any angler. Common catches throughout the state include smallmouth bass, black bullhead, channel catfish, walleye, muskellunge, and lake trout.