Lancaster Conservancy offers 28 nature preserves consisting of 4,339 acres open to hunting through voluntary enrollment in Cooperative Agreement with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC). PGC rules and regulations apply to Conservancy nature preserves and are strictly enforced by Pennsylvania Game Wardens.
Not all Conservancy nature preserves are open to hunting. Preserves that are open to hunting may not be open to all forms of hunting. It is your responsibility to know the rules and regulations and boundaries (including Archery Only or Restricted Mixed Use areas and safety zones) before hunting on Conservancy preserves. Violations of any kind will be prosecuted to the fullest by the PA Game Commission, PA Fish & Boat Commission, or local and State Police.
- Respect our neighbors by strictly adhering to all boundaries and postings.
- Respect all preserve visitors: be prepared, be nice, adhere to rules and regulations, and practice Leave No Trace Ethics to an utmost extent.
- Everyone is responsible for wearing blaze orange during hunting seasons.
- All dogs must be leashed at all times except for hunting-dogs during training.
- No training of hunting-dogs outside of designated hunting preserves and areas.
Reminder: tree stands and ground blinds must be removed from Conservancy properties after the end of deer hunting seasons as required by PGC regulations. Tree stands and ground blinds remaining on Conservancy properties after this time are considered abandoned property and will be removed.