Fishing & Hunting

Hunting

Pocono’s hunting offers a wealth of opportunity for hunters. There are an estimated 40 deer per square mile in the Poconos. Pennsylvania is second in the nation for the number of deer caught each year. There are 1.2 million acres of state land in Pennsylvania, much of it nearby for great Poconos hunting. Other Poconos hunting options include: black bears, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, wild turkeys, pheasants, ruffed grouses, rabbits, groundhogs, mallards, Canadian geese, pintails and squirrels. Promised Land State Park and Rickett’s Glen State Park both offer excellent Poconos hunting of small game.

For more information regarding season dates, regulations, and bag limits visit the Pennsylvania State of Independence 2010-2011 Hunting and Trapping Digest. Guide available upon request.

Fishing

Guests of Lakeside Country Cottages may enjoy the great fishing at well stocked Lake Wallenpaupack. Lake fish include largemouth bass, small mouth bass, rock bass, walleye, and pickerel. There are also rainbow trout, brown trout, catfish, yellow perch, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, and muskellunge (muskie), a relatively rare freshwater fish. Fishing in the Pocono Mountains is a year round activity, many species and traditional fishing, fly fishing, and ice fishing. There are thousands of miles of public streams, rivers, and lakes to fish in the Poconos. Fishing licenses are required for fishing in the Pocono Mountains for residents and out of state visitors over 16.

Guide available upon request.