About Hunting in Pennsylvania
Tentative seasons include a 14 day antlered and antlerless firearms season, and increased opportunity. The closure of fall turkey season , in reductions in season length for 14 other WMUS due to declining population trends.
The extended, antlerless firearms season traditionally held in south eastern and south western Pennsylvania is proposed to be held all of WMUS 2B, 5C and 5D given antlerless harvest evenly distributed through areas regardless of firearm restrictions. Elk provisions are also being made at this time and everything will be set by April.
Pennsylvania Hunting Seasons
Big Game: Bear, Deer, Elk
Small Game: Squirrel, Rabbit, Hare, Groundhog
Bird: Grouse, Pheasant, Quail, Crow, Turkey, Sparrow
Pennsylvania Deer Hunting Season Dates 2021
|Archery||Nov 14-21, 2021|
2021, Dec 27-Jan 29, 2022
|2B, 5C & 5D||One antlerless|
deer w/ each
antlerless license. One
|Oct 2- Nov 13;|
Nov 14; Nov
15-19; & Dec
27- Jan 17,
deer w/ each
|Muzzleloader||Oct- 16-23||Statewide||An antlerless|
deer with each
|Special Firearms||Oct 21-23, 2021||Statewide||antlerless|
|Nov 27; Nov 28|
and Nov 29- Dec
|Dec 27- Jan 29,|
|2B, 5C and 5D||Antlerless|
Pennsylvania Hunting License
Purchase a license at any time easily at : https://huntfish.pa.gov/
|Mentored Adult Hunting|
|Archery Antlerless Elk App||$11.90||N/A|
|Archery Antlered Elk App||$11.90||N/A|
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Pennsylvania Hunting News
The great news in that hunting Sundays during archery deer and firearms bear seasons would open other species as well. The public is welcome to offer comment on the 2021- 2022 seasons and limits plus similar board committee steps of action.
The next meeting is April 16 to 17 at the county headquarters.
There are many changes happening at this time, however if being a contributing member would allow a lot of benefits and changes in which being a part of might add to inclusivity and forward momentum then it is suggested arriving at one of these may be the perfect solution!
Links to Official Sites
Buy license in Pennsylvania: https://huntfish.pa.gov/
Pennsylvania State Regulation