Archery Hunting for White-Tailed Deer

Regulated archery hunting programs will take place at Exton Park, Warwick Park, Linfield Basin, Sanatoga Basin, Black Rock Sanctuary, Hibernia Park, Hatfield West, Springton Manor Farm, Nottingham Park, and Wolf’s Hollow Park during open archery-hunting seasons in predetermined areas beginning September 15, 2018, and ending no later than January 26, 2019.

2018 Hunting Information Digest for Regulated Hunting Programs


Archery permits will be very limited as 2018 participants who displayed desired levels of safety, proficiency and participation are invited to return. Prospective hunters vying for the remaining permits must complete and submit an application to the site of their choice (one application per person, one site only) beginning August 6, 2018 and ending at 4:00 PM on August 24.
Current vacancies;
  • Exton Park: 0
  • Warwick Park: 6
  • Linfield Basin: 2
  • Sanatoga Basin: 2
  • Black Rock Sanctuary: 0
  • Hibernia Park: 9
  • Springton Manor Farm: 0
  • Nottingham Park: 0
  • Wolf’s Hollow Park: 2
Permits for returning hunters may be issued during the early proficiency testing period beginning August 6th. Permits will be tentatively issued via lottery drawings on
  • Warwick: Tuesday, August 28th 
  • Hibernia - Wednesday, August 29th
  • Nottingham Park - Thursday, August 30
Permits are issued at varying rates depending on site characteristics, forested area, parking and public use. Lottery winners must complete a shooting proficiency test as detailed in the Rules and Regulations and attend a mandatory orientation meeting.

 A junior archery hunter may apply for one permit with an adult guardian.

To be considered for an application, applicants must successfully complete the PA Game Commission Successful Bowhunting Course by August 24, 2018. A copy of the certification card will be required as part of application process.

Goose Hunting at Chambers Lake (Hibernia Park)

The US Fish and Wildlife Service will determine the seasons and bag limits in August. Permits will be available at Hibernia Park on a first come first served basis beginning Monday October 1, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All hunting party members must present a valid 2018 PA Hunting License, 2018 Migratory Game Bird License, and if 16 or older, a 2018 Federal Migratory Duck Stamp.

Call Hibernia Park at 610-383-3812 for details.

2018 Hunting Information Digest for Regulated Hunting Programs