2018 Deer Management Hunting Program

2018 Hunting Program for Deer Management

at Otto and Magdalene Ackermann Nature Preserve


The Westmoreland Land Trust has established a program for archery antlerless hunting at the Otto and Magdalene Ackermann Nature Preserve, for deer management to support protection of native flora.

Those interested may apply by completing and submitting an online application form, or by mailing a completed paper application.

For 2018 there will be two hunting seasons.  Hunters will be selected separately for each season, by random drawing, and notified of the disposition of their application.

Season                           Application Deadline          Permit Notification

#1   9/15/18 thru 12/8/18*     October 31                    By November 12

#2  12/26/18 thru 1/26/19      December 11                 By December 17

*Note: Hunting will not take place in the early part of Season #1.

When visiting the Ackermann Preserve, please minimize disturbance of native vegetation, and call the Westmoreland Land Trust at 724 325-3031 or email WLTHunting@gmail.com to report any non-permitted hunting.