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Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 73

Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 73
Map showing the location of Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 73
Map showing the location of Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 73
Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 73
LocationBedford, Blair and Huntingdon Counties, Pennsylvania
Nearest cityAltoona
Coordinates40°7′14″N 78°22′5″W / 40.12056°N 78.36806°W / 40.12056; -78.36806
Area20,814 acres (8,423 ha)
Elevation1,919 feet (585 m)
Max. elevation2,550 feet (780 m)
Min. elevation900 feet (270 m)
OwnerPennsylvania Game Commission
WebsitePennsylvania State Game Lands

The Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 73 are Pennsylvania State Game Lands in Bedford, Blair and Huntingdon Counties in Pennsylvania in the United States providing hunting, bird watching, and other activities.

Geography

SGL 73 consists of six parcels located in Hopewell, Liberty, Snake Spring, South Woodbury, West Providence, and Woodbury Townships in Bedford County, Huston, North Woodbury, and Woodbury Townships in Blair County, and Hopewell and Lincoln Townships in Huntingdon County. Nearby communities are the boroughs of Everett, Hopewell, Marklesburg, Saxton, Woodbury, and populated places Curryville, Loysburg, Mount Dallas, Puttstown, Riddlesburg, and Stonerstown. The Game Lands are along the slopes of Tussey Mountain. Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 118 lies to the northeast and SGL 97 lies to the southwest, SGL 147 lies a few miles to the west, and SGL 67 is to the east. The Game Lands is located within the Little Juniata River watershed, which is part of the Susquehanna River watershed. Pennsylvania Route 26 runs northeast-southwest oriented running parallel to the Game Lands.[1][2]


Statistics

SGL 73 was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on 2 August 1979 as identification number 1188530, its elevation is listed as 1,919 feet (585 m). Elevations range from 900 feet (270 m) to 2,550 feet (780 m). It consists of 20,814 acres (8,423 ha) in six parcels.[3][1]

Biology

Hunting and furtaking species include bear (Ursus americanus), Bobcat (Lynx rufus), coyote (Canis latrans), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Fisher (Pekania pennanti), gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), red fox (Vulpes Vulpes), ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus), Raccoon (Procyon lotor), gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), and turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b [viewer.nationalmap.gov] The National Map, retrieved 13 October 2018
  2. ^ a b Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 73, retrieved 13 October 2018
  3. ^ "State Game Lands Number 73". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 13 October 2018.