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Hunting at Pymatuning State Park

During established season, about 10,300 acres are open to:

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Training of dogs

Common game species are:

  • Deer
  • Turkey
  • Rabbit
  • Squirrel
  • Waterfowl

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

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.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Wildlife Management Area has controlled shooting during the annual waterfowl season. Special areas are also established for duck hunting.

Public hunting is available in many areas surrounding the controlled shooting section.

A propagation area comprising 2,500 acres of water provides a protected location for migratory waterfowl during their flights north and south.

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.

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.