Hunting & Leasing

Sunday hunting is allowed on Lyme timberlands on all days permissible by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Recreational Leases:

Lyme Allegheny Timberlands, as one of the largest private landowners in the Commonwealth, values the tradition of keeping its commercial timberlands open to hunting, fishing, and other recreational use.  Lyme generally provides access through our recreational leasing program to allow individuals or groups access to specific lands on a controlled basis, allowing the lease holder the opportunity to enjoy exclusive use of a specific area for hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, bird watching, snowmobiling, ATV riding, and the beauty of the region. Given the amount of public land in the area (which often provides no-cost public access to lands for these activities), Lyme’s recreational leases allow users to have a more controlled/private experience (at a lower price point than having to acquire a parcel).

For additional information on recreational leasing opportunities, please visit our leasing website.

  • Lyme’s leasing program covers over 135,000 of our 150,000-acre ownership.
  • Please consult the map of available leases.
  • With recent changes to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Deer Management Assistance Program, Lyme is able to make available over 2,000 DMAP coupons for our leased properties.
  • For properties not leased, contact or
  • Any hunter wishing to obtain a DMAP must first acquire a coupon from Three Rivers Forest Management LLC, prior to redeeming a permit from any issuing agent or the PGC website.


Public Access:

Over 10,000 acres will be open to the public for hunting during the 2023-2024 season under the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Hunter Access Program. Please view our maps for public access.

DMAP 3599 in McKean County 318 acres. This entails a total of 6 permits. DMAP 3599 IS SOLD OUT.

DMAP 3598 is an 8,354-acre tract in Cameron and Elk Counties. This entails a total of 167 permits. DMAP 3598 IS SOLD OUT.

DMAP permits for public access can be purchased through the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS).  Please see the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website for more information on DMAP units and obtaining permits.

The Sterling Run tract, DMAP 3599, in Cameron and Elk Counties, is open to the public because of its Working Forest Conservation Easement with Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  Please refer to our map of the property with information on open roads and forest management.






A popular hunting and fishing destination, with high-quality streams that support native brook trout and a diverse forested landscape for deer hunting.

Finley Falls

Home to distinctive regional wildlife populations, including Elk and Yellow Warbler.

Photo credit:
Randy Flament, Cameron County Resident, decades-long Emporium Hardwoods employee, PFPA Board Member