Hunting in the South


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South

Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area

Big Spring State Park provides access to the hunting in Tuscarora State Forest.

Blue Knob State Park

About 5,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, squirrel, turkey and grouse. A topographic map of park land is available from the park office. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area

About 800 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are black bear, deer, turkey, grouse, rabbit and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Caledonia State Park

About 740 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, rabbit, squirrel and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is permitted in the adjacent Michaux State Forest.

Canoe Creek State Park

About 550 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant and rabbit. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Codorus State Park

About 2,800 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl. Hunting is limited to the use of three types of short-range weapons, shotgun, muzzleloader and bow during the appropriate hunting seasons. Waterfowl hunting is popular and 15 duck blinds are awarded by lottery on the third Saturday in August. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Colonel Denning State Park

Many acres are 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. Hunting is also permitted on the adjacent Tuscarora State Forest.

Cowans Gap State Park

About 630 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. The park land borders Buchanan State Forest, which is open to hunting, trapping and dog training.

Fowlers Hollow State Park

Hunting is permitted on adjacent state forest lands. Terrain is moderately hilly to mountainous and favors turkey and deer populations.

French Creek State Park

The combination of habitats at French Creek offers a variety of hunting opportunities. Over 6,000 acres of the park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Gifford Pinchot State Park

About 1,780 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs from fall archery season through the end of the traditional winter seasons. Common game species are deer, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.
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Greenwood Furnace State Park

About 320 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey and grouse. Special state park hunting regulations and Pennsylvania Game Commission laws apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Most of the adjacent Rothrock State Forest lands are open to hunting.

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area

About 780 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are black bear, deer, turkey, grouse, rabbit and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Several hundred acres of Kings Gap are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. The entire property is open to hunting during antlerless deer season. Common game species are deer, turkey and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Little Buffalo State Park

About 300 acres of Little Buffalo State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse, rabbit, pheasant and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

McCalls Dam State Park

McCalls Dam provides parking and access to hunting in Bald Eagle State Forest.

Penn-Roosevelt State Park

Penn-Roosevelt provides parking and access to hunting in Rothrock State Forest.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Over 75 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Poe Paddy State Park

Poe Paddy provides parking and access to hunting in Bald Eagle State Forest.

Poe Valley State Park

Over 450 acres of the park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. The lake is closed to hunting and trapping. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse, bear and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Prince Gallitzin State Park

About 5,900 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey and small game. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Raymond B. Winter State Park

About 400 acres are available. Common species are deer, bear, turkey, woodcock, squirrel and grouse. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. 191,858 acres of the surrounding Bald Eagle State Forest are also available for hunting and trapping.

Reeds Gap State Park

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

Sand Bridge State Park

Sand Bridge provides parking and access to hunting in Bald Eagle State Forest.

Shawnee State Park

Over 3,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, rabbit, squirrel and grouse. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Swatara State Park

Most of Swatara State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, ruffed grouse, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl, with populations of furbearers including muskrat, raccoon, opossum and fox. Be alert for trail users and the 150-yard safety zone surrounding each of the occupied buildings in the park.

Trough Creek State Park

About 100 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Trough Creek State Park adjoins state forest and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Raystown Lake which are open for hunting.

Warriors Path State Park

Excluding posted safety zones, all of Warriors Path State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit, grouse and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Whipple Dam State Park

A portion of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, grouse, squirrel, bear, turkey and waterfowl. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.