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Permits

Permits

Public hunting is permitted on 270 acres during specific times of the year.  The hunting program is administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC). 

Hunting is a wildlife management tool used to control some animal populations and is also a Congressionally mandated priority public use. Hunters must obtain a refuge permit for each hunting season, as well as all applicable state licenses and permits.

To ensure your safety and enjoyment while visiting Cherry Valley, please take time to become familiar with the following regulations:

All hunters must obtain a refuge hunting permit prior to scouting and hunting. Permits will be available for deer, turkey, bear, and small game and are $30 each.  Combination (all game) permits are now available for $100 and are valid April 1 through March 31.  Discounted permits are available for:

Youth Hunters (16 years of age and under) – Free

Access Pass Holders - $17.50 single permit; $52.50 combination permit

Senior Pass Holders  - $17.50 single permit; $52.50 combination permit

 

Beginning March 1, 2015, permit applications may be purchased online through Kinsail Corporation at www.cherryvalleypermits.com on a first-come, first-served basis.  Permits offered are tract-specific and limited in quantity. Online payment options include credit card, PayPal, and eCheck; upon completion of purchase, the permit holder may print the applicable permit(s), map(s) and regulations.  Payment may also be made by check or money order mailed to Kinsail Corporation, P.O. Box 1092, McLean, Virginia 22101; in this case, the permit and applicable maps and regulations will be mailed to the permit holder upon receipt of payment.  Hunters without internet access may apply via phone by contacting Kinsail directly (703-994-4194). Refuge staff can no longer accommodate walk in hunters or issue permits as they have in the past. 

 

The refuge is open for the following Pennsylvania hunting seasons:

 

Wild Turkey

2015 Season Information

The refuge is open to both spring and fall turkey hunting. You must have both State and refuge permits in your possession to hunt on the refuge. The permit application fees indicated above will be charged.

 

Deer Hunting

2015-2016 Season Information

Deer hunting on the refuge is limited to archery only. As per PGC guidelines, archery equipment may be used during the regular firearms season. The refuge deer seasons are concurrent with the seasons administered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

 

Bear Hunting

2015-2016 Season Information

Bear hunting on the refuge is limited to archery only. As per PGC guidelines, archery equipment may be used during the regular firearms season. The refuge bear seasons are concurrent with the seasons administered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

 

Small Game Hunting

2015-2016 Season Information

The refuge small game season is concurrent with the seasons administered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The use of rifles is not permitted.

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: Feb 19, 2015
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