Hunting in the East


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East

Archbald Pothole State Park

Over 100 acres are open to limited hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, squirrel and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Beltzville State Park

Over 1,707 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, rabbit, pheasant, ruffed grouse and waterfowl. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

The adjacent Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Beltzville Wildlife Management Project has 469 acres open to hunting.

Big Pocono State Park

About 800 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, bear, cottontail rabbit, squirrel, turkey and ruffed grouse. Furbearers include fox, raccoon and coyote. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Adjacent to the park are 3,943 acres of State Game Land 38, which are open to public hunting, trapping, dog training and hiking.

Delaware Canal State Park

Archery hunting is permitted in designated areas in the Giving Pond Recreation Area, which has 150 acres within Wildlife Management Unit 5C. The SR 532 tract of park property across from Washington’s Crossing Historical Park has 28 acre in Wildlife Management Unit 5D.

Evansburg State Park

Over 1,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Evansburg lies within a special regulation area for deer hunting. For information on the rules and regulations that apply to this area, refer to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations.

Frances Slocum State Park

Over 900 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant and grouse. Additional areas in and around the campground are open for specific hunting seasons only. Contact the park office for details. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Gouldsboro State Park

Most of Gouldsboro State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are white-tailed deer, black bear, snowshoe hare, squirrel and turkey. Furbearers include beaver, muskrat, mink, fox, coyote and raccoon. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is also permitted in nearby state game lands 127 and 312.

Hickory Run State Park

Most of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are white-tailed deer, turkey, black bear and gray squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. The adjoining State Game Lands 40, 129 and 141 have additional areas open to hunting.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

About 937 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Lackawanna State Park

Over 900 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant and grouse. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Lehigh Gorge State Park

Most of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, bear and small game. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. The park also provides access to state game lands 40, 141 and 149, which adjoin the park.

Locust Lake State Park

About 1,728 acres of Locust Lake State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, grouse and dove. Special regulations areas allowing only bow and arrow and flintlock muzzleloader hunting are in several areas of Locust Lake.

Marsh Creek State Park

About 900 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are rabbit, squirrel, pheasant, waterfowl and deer. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Mount Pisgah State Park

About 1,100 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, grouse, pheasant and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is permitted on adjacent State Game Land 289.

Nescopeck State Park

Most of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are white-tailed deer, turkey, black bear, rabbit and gray squirrel. Nescopeck State Park has traditionally been managed for the American woodcock, which can also be found in the park. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. State Game Land 187, which adjoins the park, provides additional areas open to hunting.

Nockamixon State Park

About 3,500 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit and turkey. All of Nockamixon is included in the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Special Regulations Area for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Certain park areas are open to archery hunting only. Contact the park office for additional information. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is available in the adjacent State Game Land 157.

Promised Land State Park

About 450 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, bear and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Adjacent Delaware State Forest land has additional areas open to hunting.

Prompton State Park

Most of Prompton is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Ricketts Glen State Park

About 10,144 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse, bear, coyote, pheasant and squirrel. Common furbearers are raccoon, mink, muskrat, beaver, coyote and bobcat. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. About 83,000 acres of state game lands lie to the west and north of the park.

Ridley Creek State Park

Archery hunting for deer is permitted in part of the park. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Salt Springs State Park

About 800 acres, including adjoining lands owned by the Friends of Salt Springs Park, are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, squirrel and grouse. Hunting is prohibited in the Fall Brook Natural Area. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Tobyhanna State Park

Most of Tobyhanna and Gouldsboro state parks are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are white-tailed deer, black bear, snowshoe hare, squirrel and turkey. Furbearers include beaver, muskrat, mink, fox, coyote and raccoon. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is also permitted in nearby state game lands 127 and 312.

Tuscarora State Park

About 1,100 acres of Tuscarora State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, grouse and dove. Special regulations areas allowing only bow and arrow and flintlock muzzleloader hunting are located by the park entrance. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Varden Conservation AreaAbout half of Varden is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, squirrel and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.
Worlds End State Park

About half of Worlds End State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, grouse, squirrel, bear and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.