Hunting at Presque Isle State Park
Hunting is prohibited in the park except for controlled duck, goose, and deer hunting in season. Waterfowl hunting is restricted to designated and authorized blinds only. Deer hunting is restricted to archery and flintlock muzzleloader seasons.
Regulated wildlife management hunts may be conducted if needed. Please contact the park office for information about regulated wildlife management hunts.
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.
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.