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Hunting and Firearms

During established seasons, more than 1,000 acres are open to:

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Training of dogs

Common game species are:

  • Deer
  • Rabbit
  • Squirrel

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

Be alert for the 150-yard safety zone surrounding each of the many occupied buildings and for other signs posting areas closed to hunting.

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 and 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 about hunting rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.