Hunting & Fishing

Paradise Falls Fishing Regulations

Our lake and stream are stocked each year before and during the fishing season.

  1. Members, guests and renters of any age who want to fish in the lake or stream must register annually at the designated PF cottage by presenting a current Pennsylvania fishing license (16 years of age or older) and receiving a badge (no charge for members). The designated cottage will be published in a PF-approved communication.

  2. All persons fishing on PF grounds must adhere to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws.

  3. Guest fishing buttons will be issued at the designated PF cottage after prepaying a daily fee, predetermined by the Board of Directors, and presenting a current PA fishing license. (Under age 16 there is no daily fee, but a returnable $5 deposit on the badge is required.)  The schedule of fees will be posted on the bulletin board, and distributed to members annually. If the designated PF representative is unable to issue badges, members and their guests may contact the Caretaker to receive  badges.

  4. Before fishing, a guest must have a member sponsor on the grounds who will be responsible for explaining PF's fishing rules and regulations and for the guest’s conduct.

  5. Only standard fly rods, fly reels, fly line with artificial flies, and streamers constructed of natural or synthetic materials are allowed in the stream between the dam and the Falls  (no spinning and casting rods and reels, worms, spinners, spoons, eggs and bobbers are allowed).

  6. Paradise daily limits: Four fish from the lake or two from the stream and the base  of the Falls, with minimum of 8-inch length at either location.

  7. Guest pastors preaching at PF during July and August and staying in the pastor's apartment (including their spouses and children) are permitted to fish without a fee; however, they must register at the designated PF cottage, present a current PA fishing license, receive and wear a guest badge and follow PF's fishing regulations.

  8. Members, guests and renters must visibly wear their PF badges at all times while fishing.

  9. Failure to comply with the above-stated regulations will result in the following actions:

  • First offense: Warning only with full knowledge of the Board of Directors.

  • Second offense: Possible loss of fishing privileges during the current season up to permanent loss of privileges, depending on the recommendation of the Hunting & Fishing Committee and the decision of the Board of Directors.

  10. Memberships not in good standing do not have fishing privileges.

 

Membership defined as follows:

 

 

 

Paradise Falls Hunting Regulations

Paradise Falls Lutheran Association has an active animal population in its woodlands, especially deer, bear, turkey and small game. Because this is essentially a residential community, strict regulations concerning hunting are in effect.

  1. All persons hunting on the first day of regular deer season are required to attend the general meeting held the evening before to explain where on the grounds they will be hunting. All persons hunting on PF grounds are required to adhere to Pennsylvania Game Commission laws and all other Pennsylvania laws.

  2. The Caretaker shall have hunting and fishing privileges on PF grounds.

  3. Memberships not in good standing do not have hunting privileges.

  4. A guest hunter must receive a guest badge at the prepaid daily fee, determined by the Board of Directors. The guest fee must be paid in advance before the guest may hunt on the grounds. The schedule of fees will be posted on the bulletin board and distributed to members annually.

  5. Member hunters are limited to one guest per membership, and the identified Pennsylvania-licensed PF member sponsoring the guest must be present on the grounds while the guest is hunting.

  6. Any game illegally killed by accident or intentionally must be reported to the designated PF cottage or a member of the Hunting & Fishing Committee and the local game warden.

  7. Any hunter (member or guest) who is caught in the act of hunting without a current PA hunting license, killing game illegally, or destroying/damaging property will lose the privilege of hunting on PF property in the future.

  8. Each hunter under the age of 16 must meet and follow the Pennsylvania hunting regulations and be accompanied by one adult member with a current PA hunting license during the hunt (one-on-one).

  9. Both members and guests must visually wear their PF badges at all times while hunting.

  10.  In conformance with Pennsylvania State law, a firearm cannot be discharged within 150 yards of an occupied residence.

  11. It is the responsibility of all members to support the PFLA hunting regulations by notifying a member of the Hunting and Fishing Committee of any violations.

  12. Failure to comply with the above-stated regulations will result in the following actions:

  • First offense: Warning only with full knowledge of the Board of Directors.

  • Second offense: Possible loss of hunting privilege during the current season up to permanent loss of privileges, depending on the recommendation of the Hunting and Fishing Committee and the decision of the Board of Directors.

2020/21 Hunting Calendar and Guidelines

Below are the dates for the 2020 Fall Hunting Season.  We do have members and guests who hunt on Paradise Falls property. Please respect their rights.  Be careful walking in the wooded areas and we would highly recommend that you wear a fluorescent orange vest during the various hunting seasons.  Hunting seasons in Pennsylvania run Monday through Sunday. 

  • Archery Season-Deer 

October 3 -November 14, 2020, Sunday Nov. 15 

November 16-20, Dec 26, 2020 to Jan.18, 2021 

  • Muzzleloader Deer (Anterless Only) 

October 17-24, 2020 

  • Special Firearms Season-Deer (Anterless Only ) 

October 22-24, 2020 

  • Turkey Season 

October 31-November14, 2020 

November 25-27, 2020 

  • Bear Season 

Archery 

October 17-November 7, 2020 

Rifle 

November 21-24 2020 

November30-December 5, 2020 

  • Deer Season (Firearms ) 

November 28-December 12, 2020 

  • Flintlock Season 

December 26, 2019-January 18, 2021 

 

The dates listed above are to be used as a guide for the members of Paradise Falls for their information, not as an Official Pennsylvania Hunting Guide. 

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