All Nature Preserves are open to hiking and nature study during the hunting season. While hunting is an important conservation tool, we strive to strike a balance between recreational demands, ecosystem health and habitat enhancement.
The following five preserves are specifically closed to hunting activities while remaining open to hiking and nature study:
- Conoy Wetlands Nature Preserve
- Climbers Run Nature Center
- Ferncliff Wildflower and Wildlife Preserve
- Homewood Nature Preserve
- Shiprock Woods Nature Preserve
We encourage all visitors to ALL preserves to wear orange during hunting season.
The Lancaster Conservancy is a proud partner of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), having nearly 4,300 acres of natural lands enrolled in PGC’s Hunter Public Access Program. Opening a portion of our lands to hunting creates outdoor recreational opportunities and is an important land management method for controlling white-tailed deer populations, in turn protecting our reforestation and forest regeneration efforts.
All hunting rules and regulations are listed here and are enforced by the PGC. When visiting a nature preserve open to hunting, wear orange to be seen.
Please visit our ‘Where To Hunt” page to learn about which preserves are open to hunting.