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Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 97

Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 97
Map showing the location of Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 97
Map showing the location of Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 97
Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 97
LocationBedford County, Pennsylvania
Nearest townEverett
Rainsburg
Coordinates39°56′11″N 78°26′48″W / 39.93639°N 78.44667°W / 39.93639; -78.44667
Area7,612 acres (3,080 ha)
Elevation1,834 feet (559 m)
Max. elevation2,352 feet (717 m)
Min. elevation1,080 feet (330 m)
OwnerPennsylvania Game Commission
WebsitePennsylvania State Game Lands

The Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 97 are Pennsylvania State Game Lands in Bedford County in Pennsylvania in the United States providing hunting, bird watching, and other activities.

Geography

SGL 97 consists of one parcel located in Colerain, Monroe, Snake Spring, Southampton, and West Providence Townships in Bedford County. Nearby communities are the boroughs of Everett and Rainsburg and populated places Ashcom, Beegleton, Chaneysville, Charlesville, Clear Ridge, Clearville, Diehl, Earlston, Five Forks, Hartley, Koontzville, Lutzville, Mench, Mount Dallas, Ott Town, and Penn Wood. SGL 97 is northeast/southwest oriented along Tussey Mountain with some portions in the valleys on either side. Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 73 is located to the northeast along the same ridge, Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 49 is located to the east, Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 48 is located to the west, portions of the Buchanan State Forest is located to the east, south, and west of SGL 97. The Game Lands is located in the Juniata River watershed, which is part of the Susquehanna River watershed.[1][2]

Statistics

SGL 97 was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on 2 August 1979 as identification number 1193463, its elevation is listed as 1,834 feet (559 m). Elevations range from 1,080 feet (330 m) to 2,352 feet (717 m). It consists of 7,612 acres (3,080 ha) in one parcel.[3][1]

Biology

Gamebird hunting is limited due to the local habitat, except that Woodcock (Scolpax minor) can be found in the valleys along stream beds and shrublands. hunting and furtaking species include Beaver (Castor canadensis), coyote (Canis latrans), gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), red fox (Vulpes Vulpes), Raccoon (Procyon lotor).[2]

See also


References

  1. ^ a b [viewer.nationalmap.gov] The National Map, retrieved 20 October 2018
  2. ^ a b Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 97, retrieved 20 October 2018
  3. ^ "State Game Lands Number 97". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 20 October 2018.