Controlled Deer Hunt in Shaler Township Parks

The Township of Shaler has authorized a controlled archery deer hunt to cull our current deer population.  Authorized hunters will only be permitted to hunt in Shaler Township parks with archery equipment.

There were over 150 incidents of deer to car accidents last year in Shaler Township.   Nevertheless, complaints are on the rise from residents who see deer in their backyards damaging foliage, trees, bushes and gardens.

Hunters follow all Pennsylvania Game Commission regulations.

The Township has a select group of archery hunters that will be in the following parks:

 Ellen Hughes Park
 McElheny Park - Fawcett Fields
 Kiwanis Park
 Fall Run Park
 Farrell Park

This is a Controlled Hunt Program and there is no hunting in the park without authorization from the Police Department.

The Controlled Hunt will take place from:  September 19 to January 23, 2016

There is no hunting on Sundays. 

To qualify for the hunt, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Experience in archery hunting and successfully harvest several deer in past seasons.
  • No criminal history.
  • Will agree to hunt in assigned areas for the entire season.
  • Keep a log of hunting times and locations.

If you are an avid archery hunter who has harvested several deer, please leave a message for Officer Kevin Kerin at the Shaler Township Police Department at 412-492-2222, extension 547 or e-mail Officer Kerin.  Officer Kerin will get back to you with more information on how to register for the controlled hunt.

Officer Kerin will answer any of your Controlled Deer Hunting questions.

For an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

For any additional information on hunting, see the Pennsylvania Game Commission website at: