Deer Hunting Program

Safety Considerations

The Franklin Sportsman's Association posts a calendar on the Franklin Sportsmans Association website letting people know if/where hunters will be.  Check the website before entering the preserves:

We want to recommend that it is important to wear bright orange when entering the preserves during hunting season. When people are accompanied by an animal, the animal should have something bright on as well, such as a bandana for a dog or a blaze orange saddle pad for a horse.

The Township has over 100 bright orange plastic vests leftover from the roadway cleanup. If you are interested in having one, please stop in or give us a call. They are free while supplies last.

If anyone ever feels they are in danger for any reason in any of the Township Preserves or Crossan Park, always call 911 first and report the incident to the Township second.

Have you noticed that there are Notice Boards at the entrance to the Township Preserves? These notice boards were erected by the FSA and have hooks on them to show who is hunting in a particular zone in the Preserve. If a hunter is in the woods, he/she will hang his ID tag on the hook to show the general area where he/she is hunting.