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Pennsylvania Hunting Season 2022-2023

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.

Pennsylvania Hunting Seasons

Pennsylvania Hunting Season Dates

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.

Pennsylvania Deer Season 2022-2023

SeasonDatesZonesLimitNotes
ArcherySept. 18-Nov. 13; Sunday, Nov. 14; Nov. 15-20, Sunday, Nov. 21; Nov. 22-26 and Dec. 27-Jan. 29, 2022.2B, 5C and 5DOne antlerless deer with each required antlerless license. One antlered deer per hunting license year.Antlered &
Antlerless
Oct. 2-Nov. 13; Sunday, Nov. 14; Nov. 15-19; and Dec. 27-Jan. 17, 2022.StatewideOne antlered deer per hunting license year. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.Antlered &
Antlerless
MuzzleloaderOct- 16-23StatewideAn antlerless
deer with each
required
antlerless
license
Special FirearmsOct 21-23, 2021StatewideAntlerless
Regular
Firearms
Nov 27; Nov 28
and Nov 29- Dec
11
StatewideAntlered and
Antlerless
Dec 27- Jan 29,
2022
2B, 5C and 5DAntlerless
extended

Pennsylvania Wild Turkey Season 2022-2023

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

Pennsylvania Hunting Zones 2022-2023

See the map below for a breakdown of Pennsylvania's hunting zones:

Pennsylvania Bag Limits 2022-2023

Bag limits vary widly by zone. Please check the official PA site for your zone.

Pennsylvania Hunting License 2022-2023

Purchase a license at any time easily at https://huntfish.pa.gov/

Licence/ PermitResidentNonresident
Adult Hunting$20.90$101.90
Landowner Hunting$4.90N/A
Mentored Adult Hunting
Permit
$20.90N/A
Archery Antlerless Elk App$11.90N/A
Archery Antlered Elk App$11.90N/A
LicenseCost
Archery$16.90
Muzzleloader$11.90
Bear$16.90
Bobcat Permit$6.90

Pennsylvania Hunting Regulations 2022-2023

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.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site: https://huntfish.pa.gov/

FAQs
Can you hunt on Sundays in Pennsylvania?

It depends. Sundays used to close for hunting but now you hunt on a few specific Sundays.

When does deer hunting start in Pennsylvania?

Deer hunting starts as early as September 18, 2021 for archery in Pennsylvania in some zones.

When is bear hunting season in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania bear season starts as early as September 18, 2021 for archery and November 20, 2021 for gun in some zones.

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