Hunting & Firearms

Hunting

About 800 acres, including adjoining lands owned by the Friends of Salt Springs Park, are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, squirrel, grouse, and pheasant. Hunting is prohibited in the Fall Brook Natural Area. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the Tuesday following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. All Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply.
White-tailed deer
White-tailed deer are plentiful.

Firearms

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 season, 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; such individuals are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park.
Pheasant
The PA Game Commission releases hundreds of pheasants in the park during pheasant hunting seasons.