White Tail Deer Rules and Regulation for 2020-2021
On June 22, 2020 the Board of Supervisors approved the 2020-2021 White Tail Deer Archery Hunting Rules and Regulations.
White tail deer are an important big game species in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the overpopulation of which can generate public health and safety concerns related to traffic accidents, Lyme disease density, depletion of the understory of woodlands, and damage to private landscaping.
It is the responsibility of the Township to recommend and enact means of deer population controls that meet these objectives, such as varieties of regulated hunting. Regulated hunting has been the tool employed and shall follow the guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Through a regulated white tail deer hunting program on the Township’s Open Space Property, North Coventry Township seeks to better manage the white tail deer population by permitting the harvesting of white tail deer populations on such property consistent with current seasons, bag limits and objectives established by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
The regulated hunting on the Township’s Open Space property will be permitted in limited areas, as depicted on the attached Deer Management Program Map, and will only be authorized by permit issued by the Township to qualified archery hunters.