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More Forest Roads Open For Hunting Season

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Hunters will have more access to hunting areas this season.

The state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is opening more roads to hunters, just in time for white-tailed deer hunting season – which starts Monday.

“Our bureau is opening more than 400 miles of roads normally closed to hunters in 18 of our 20 state forest districts across the state,” Daniel Devlin, director of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Forestry said in a press release.

Hunters will have access to more than 3,000 miles of roadway leading to state forests – most of which will be within a 1/2 mile of the road.

Officials urge hunters to contact local offices about road usage and conditions, because of possible changes to due weather.

The DCNR is also looking for donations to its “Hunters Sharing the Harvest” program, in which locally-hunted deer is processed and donated to food banks.

Click here for a full list of hunting areas in the state.

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