Elk County Land Deal Nixed

The state game commission had planned to buy a nearly 13,000 acre tract of land in Elk County and add it to State Game Lands 25, but that won’t be happening after all.

The purchase was approved in January, but The Conservation Fund and the current landowner couldn’t come to terms on the final deal.

The game commission wants hunters to realize that the tract remains privately owned, so they can't hunt there.

The property is in Jones Township and is bisected by Route 219. The game commission had planned on generating the $12.2 million for the purchase through timber harvest revenue.

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