Pennsylvania is opening up more state forest roads this fall ahead of archery deer season.
More than 500 miles of roadways that are normally only available for administrative use will be open to hunters and others who visit state forests this fall.
DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn says “This improved accessibility, coupled with DCNR’s promotion of deer hunting, benefits forest regeneration and the overall ecosystem.”
The open roadways brings the state's total to over 3,000 miles of forest roads.
Dunn says that more than 90 percent of the state forest land will be within one-half mile of an open road.