We set out to create the most simplified guide to Pennsylvania hunting seasons for 2022-2023.
Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?
Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.
Whitetail deer hunting is huge in Pennsylvania. Fun fact: the state actually treats opening day as an unofficial holiday and schools close down for opening day.
Fall General Season: PA's fall turkey season varies by zone but starts as early as October 30, 2021 and goes until November 26, 2021
Spring Season: April 30, 2022 - May 30, 2022
See the map below for a breakdown of Pennsylvania's hunting zones:
Bag limits vary widly by zone. Please check the official PA site for your zone.
Purchase a license at any time easily at https://huntfish.pa.gov/
You cannot hunt on all Sundays; only certain Sundays are open for hunting.
Hunters must wear 250 square inches during regular deer season but is not required during bow deer season.
Official State Site: https://huntfish.pa.gov/
It depends. Sundays used to close for hunting but now you hunt on a few specific Sundays.
Deer hunting starts as early as September 18, 2021 for archery in Pennsylvania in some zones.
Pennsylvania bear season starts as early as September 18, 2021 for archery and November 20, 2021 for gun in some zones.