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Hunting and Firearms

Hunting in Delaware Canal State Park is restricted to archery deer hunting only in appropriate seasons in designated areas. All other types of hunting and trapping are prohibited.

The Giving Pond Recreation Area has 150 acres within Wildlife Management Unit 5C. The SR 532 tract of park property across from Washington Crossing Historical Park has 28 acres in Wildlife Management Unit 5D.

Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas.

DCNR and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons.

In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner’s vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include:

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park

Complete information on hunting rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.