In an effort to increase public safety, Bucks County’s Nockamixon State Park will be one of several local parks updating their hunting guidelines. Dayne Marae wrote about the new guidelines for 69 WFMZ News.
Following the accidental shooting and killing of a Bucks County man at the park in 2020, local lawmakers have been working towards make the parks more safe for visitors during hunting season.
“There’s always going to be an inherent danger for non-hunters during hunting season,” said Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub. “I think that there needs to be a way to either separate the times during which hunters and non-hunters can use the park or separate the seasons during which hunters and non-users can use the park.”
Hunters at Nockamixon, Evansburg, Marsh Creek, and White Clay Creek Preserve will see the changes implemented. At the first three parks, hunters can now only use muzzleloaders, shotguns, and bows and arrows. At White Clay Creek Preserve, only muzzleloaders and bows and arrows are now allowed.
Read more about the new hunting guidelines at 69 WFMZ News.