A lottery system will be used to assign a limited number of permits to hunters who submit an application. Hunters who receive a permit will have roughly 2,362 acres available to hunt.
State Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Moon, and Senator Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, both applauded the decision to reopen a portion of airport land to archery hunting. The two legislators worked with Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald, the airport authority board and the hunting community.
"This is a good example of government at several levels listening to the concerns of the residents and addressing those concerns,” Mustio said. Anyone interested in applying for a permit can visit www.FlyPittsburgh.com/archery.