The area surrounding Lackawaxen comprises more than 45,000 acres of
prime forest land open to free public hunting. There is an abundance of
black bears, whitetail deer, turkeys and a fair number of ruffed grouse.
The Game Commission stocks some pheasants, but this is not true ring neck
country. Pike County hunters led the state in bears killed in 2002. The
many swamps scattered through the forest provide ideal cover for the
bruins. Pennsylvania's new deer management program resulted in a huge
increase in the number of antlerless deer permits issued. The
prohibition against killing spike bucks is designed to promote the
growth of more bucks with larger antlers. Turkey hunters are allowed to
kill two turkeys in each license year, one in the fall season and one in
the spring gobbler hunt. For further information on seasons and
prospects for success, call (570) 685-2010.
Use the following links for helpful hunting tips.
Pennsylvania Game Commission