Hollow Oak Land Trust accommodates a wide variety of public uses including hiking, biking, birding, cross-country skiing, scientific research, and hunting. Hollow Oak views hunting primarily as a natural resource management tool and also as a recreational activity.
In order to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all visitors, hunters must review and comply with both the Pennsylvania Game Commission seasons and standards and our hunting policies and guidelines. Failure to adhere to the rules and regulations will result in suspension of hunting privileges and/or citation by local law enforcement.
Hunting for deer only is allowed by written permit on Hollow Oak Land Trust properties. This decision is consistent with the opinions of most ecologists and biologists that recognize that the deer population in Allegheny County, and elsewhere in the Commonwealth, has become so great that deer are destroying the forest ecosystem in their search for food. Deer eat small trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and other vegetation, removing habitat and food needed by other species to survive. This consequence is not consistent with HOLT’s mission to protect wildlife “of all types and species.” Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a permit.
Hunting is allowed on the following Hollow Oak properties
- Kenmawr Conservation Area*
- Trout Run Conservation Area*
- Boggs Run Conservation Area*
- Montour Woods Conservation Area
- Fifer’s Fields Conservation Area
* Archery only
If a property is not listed on this page, it is not a publicly hunted property. Hunters are responsible for knowing the property boundaries and obeying all federal, state, and local laws. Many properties have detailed boundary topographic maps on the property website. We ask that you respect the land, the animals and other property users when you hunt on Hollow Oak lands. Hollow Oak reserves the right to prohibit or promote hunting on conservation areas at any time in accordance with local, state and federal law.
As a local, non-profit organization, we ask that hunters make a donation to the land trust so that we can continue to sustainably manage our conservation lands for all recreational users. To donate, contact Hollow Oak Land Trust at 412-741-2750 or donate online here.
For additional information about hunting in Pennsylvania, please see the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website or contact their South West Regional office at 724-238-9523.
When given permission, hunters are asked to protect other wildlife and vegetation and to report any problems they may see when visiting the conservation area. Contact: email@example.com or (412) 264-5354