Did you know that Washington County is home to nearly 20,000 acres of State Game Lands open to public hunting? Here's a list of seven properties worth checking out before hanging your next stand. When you put boots to trail you'll discover a varied mix of terrain comprised of forested, open field, unreclaimed strip mine areas, former farmland, rolling hills and wetlands. Do yourself a favor and pack a lunch, because you won't want to leave early.

As you may have already learned the hard way, using postal addresses to navigate to remote game lands can often lead to frustration.  That being said, we have manually entered GPS verified coordinates to one parking area within each game land listed below. Rather than using the postal addresses displayed in each listing, we recommend that you print this map, then scan the QR code with your phone in the bottom right hand corner of the page for turn-by-turn directions.

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A Beginner's Guide to Public Land Hunting in Washington County