Hunting

ATTENTION 

Due to restrictions set forth by the PA Game Commission, we will only issue 35 permission letters per season.  The season will run from July 1st - June 30th, with applications for the July 1st start date beginning June 1st, 2022. Permission letters are only good for one season and must be renewed each season.
 
PERMISSION LETTERS WILL BE ISSUED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS BEGINNING JUNE 1ST 2022. 

Elizabeth Township has recently joined the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Hunter Access Program. This program allows Elizabeth Township residents to hunt on 178.8 acres of Elizabeth Township properties with permission from the Township Office Manager. Once permission is granted by Elizabeth Township, the approved resident is permitted to hunt on the requested properties for the entire length of the hunting season. Links to the properties are posted below.

If you are interested in applying for a Township permission letter, please e-mail the following information to Jaime Montgomery @ jmontgomery@elizabethtwppa.com

  • Your full name

  • Your home address

  • Your phone number

  • The municipal properties where you will hunt

If approved, you will receive a letter, attached to an email response, stating your permission to hunt on the specified properties. You must have this permission letter on your person EVERY TIME YOU HUNT.

While hunting, you are expected to abide by all Pennsylvania Game Commission Laws, all local Ordinances and laws and all Elizabeth Township adopted policies. Also, by accepting the permission letter, you acknowledge that Elizabeth Township is released from any and all liability related to your actions on Township property.

More information about the PA Game Commission Hunter Access Program may be found at PA Game Commission Hunter Access Program

Hunter Access Regulations:

Title 58 § 135.2. Unlawful actions.

 In addition to the prohibitions in the act on lands, waters or buildings under Commission ownership, lease, agreement, control or jurisdiction, it is unlawful, except with the permission of the person in charge of the lands, or the written permission of the Director to:

   (1)  Camp or use campsites.

   (2)  Plant, gather, cut, dig, remove or otherwise injure plants or parts thereof, including trees, shrubs, vines, flowering plants, cultivated crops,

         mushrooms and fruits of berry-producing plants.

   (3)  Travel on lands by means of vehicle or conveyance propelled by motorized power. This provision is not intended to restrict travel by certain

         devices used for persons with mobility disabilities as specifically authorized under Subchapter C (relating to State game lands).

   (4)  Swim in a dam, pond, lake or stream.

   (5)  Injure, destroy or cause damage to property—real, personal or mixed.

   (6)  Remove or attempt to remove any manmade or natural object except wildlife and fish lawfully taken. Objects which may not be removed

         include animals, rocks, minerals, sand and historical or archaeological artifacts.

   (7)  Participate in, become a part of, contribute to or engage in disorderly conduct as defined in 18 Pa.C.S. § §  5503 and 5505 (relating to

         disorderly conduct; and public drunkenness).

   (8)  Kindle, use or maintain an open fire.

   (9)  Travel on roads open to vehicular travel with vehicle or conveyance propelled by motorized power which is not licensed or authorized for

          operation on a public highway under 75 Pa.C.S. (relating to the Vehicle Code).

   (10)  Violate, fail or neglect to follow instructions posted on signs authorized by the Director.

   (11)  Travel by mechanical or motorized conveyance or ride animals on newly constructed, seeded or planted roads, or other areas, when

            posted against the travel.

   (12)  Possess, maintain, operate, occupy or travel by snowmobile or ATV in a manner not in accordance with the standards in 75 Pa.C.S. Chapter

            77 (relating to Snowmobile and All-Terrain Vehicle Law).

   (13)  Construct, place, maintain, occupy, use, leave or abandon structures or other tangible property, except in the manner otherwise authorized

            and limited by §  135.41(c)(11) (relating to State game lands).

 

135.41(c )(11)

  (11)  Construct, place, maintain, occupy, use, leave or abandon any structures or other tangible property, except that portable hunting blinds or stands may be used subject to the following restrictions:

     (i)   Use may not cause damage to trees.

     (ii)   Except as provided in subparagraph (iii), overnight placement of portable hunting blinds or stands may not occur sooner than 2 weeks   

            prior to the opening of the first deer season nor later than 2 weeks after the close of the last deer season within each wildlife management

            unit.

     (iii)   Overnight placement of portable hunting blinds is additionally permitted during the spring turkey season within each wildlife

             management unit.

     (iv)   Portable hunting blinds or stands placed under subparagraph (ii) or (iii) must be conspicuously marked with a durable identification tag

             that legibly sets forth in the owner’s first name, last name and legal home address in English or must bear a number issued by the

             Commission for this purpose.

Eligible Hunting Properties:

Chapel Drive Property 

Duncan Station Property 

Blythedale Property 

Broadlawn Property 

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