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Hunting at Laurel Hill State Park

During established seasons, more than 2,200 acres are open to:

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Training of dogs

Most of Laurel Hill Lake is open to goose and waterfowl hunting.

Common game species are:

  • Rabbit
  • Squirrel
  • Grouse
  • Turkey
  • Deer
  • Black bear
  • Canada goose
  • Raccoon

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

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

Hunting is permitted in the adjacent Forbes State Forest.

Firearms Safety

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.