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Bumper sticker seen on a auto along Stoney Creek Rd. In Dauphin County together Pennsylvania's rifle deer searching season opened up today, Nov. 30, 2019. The very first Saturday season opener ever. Mark Pynes | mpynes

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Hunters and trappers in Pennsylvania face wide-ranging transforms in hunting and also trapping seasons and bag limits in the upcoming 2020-21 license year, as a result of voting Tuesday by the Pennsylvania board of game Commissioners.


Expanding Sunday hunting opportunities on three days – Sunday, November 15 for archery deer hunting, Sunday, November 22 because that bear hunting during the bear firearms season, and Sunday, November 29 because that deer hunting during the guns deer season.Adopting a 14-day concurrent guns deer season because that antlered and antlerless deer in 10 wildlife monitoring units and also retaining a split-season in the continuing to be 13 WMUs.Extending the statewide archery deer season to end November 20, offering bowhunters the chance to take advantage of peak and post-rut activity.Opening squirrel season statewide on September 12 to create more opportunities for younger hunters to gain afield.Shifting the statewide basic bear season to operation from Saturday through Tuesday, adding an additional Sunday chance for be affected by each other hunters.Bringing earlier a three-day Thanksgiving turkey season, running Wednesday with Friday, in choose wildlife administration units; remove the Thanksgiving turkey season in WMUs 1A, 2A, 4A, 4B, 4D and also 4E, however making the constant season 2 weeks (October 31-November 14) instead of one.Increasing be affected by each other hunting opportunities for archers by including a week to the archery bear season and also creating one overlap in the an initial week v the muzzleloader deer and also bear seasons.Moving the start of the expanded bear seasons to Monday that the very first week of firearms deer season in all WMUs with expanded bear seasons.Permitting either-sex pheasant searching statewide, external of wild pheasant recovery areas.Opening bobcat hunting and trapping periods in WMU 2B, and also river otter trapping seasons in WMUs 1A, 1B and 2F.Increasing the season bag border for beavers from 40 to 60 in WMUs 1A and also 1B.

Squirrel: distinct season because that eligible junior hunters, v or without required license and mentored youth – September 12-26 (6 daily, 18 in possession border after first day).


Squirrel: September 12-November 27, December 14-24 and also December 26-February 27 (6 daily, 18 possession).


Rabbit: unique season for eligible small hunters, through or without required license, October 3-October 17 (4 daily, 12 possession).


Rabbit: October 17-November 27, December 14-24 and also December 26-February 27 (4 daily, 12 possession).


Pheasant: one-of-a-kind season because that eligible junior hunters, v or without compelled license – October 10-17 (2 daily, 6 in possession). Male and also female pheasants may be taken in all WMUs. Over there is no open up season for acquisition pheasants in Wild Pheasant restore Areas, except within the central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant restore Area, as authorized by executive order.


Pheasant: October 24-November 27, December 14-24 and December 26-February 27 (2 daily, 6 in possession). Male and female pheasants may be take away in every WMUs. Over there is no open up season for taking pheasants in Wild Pheasant restore Areas, except within the main Susquehanna Wild Pheasant restore Area, as authorized by executive order.


Bobwhite quail: October 17-November 27, December 14-24 and also December 26-February 27 (8 daily, 24 possession).


Woodchuck/groundhog: No close up door season, other than on Sundays and during the constant firearms deer seasons. No limit.


Crow: July 3-April 11, 2021, ~ above Friday, Saturday and also Sunday only. No limit.


Starling: No closed season, except during the antlered and antlerless deer season. No limit.


English sparrow: No closed season, except during the antlered and antlerless deer season. No limit.


Turkey: WMUs 1A, 2A, 4A, 4B, 4D and 4E – October 31-November 14; WMU 1B – October 31-November 7; WMU 2B (Shotgun and also bow and arrow only) and also WMU 2C – October 31-November 20 and November 25-27; WMUs 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D and 4C– October 31-November 14 and also November 25-27; WMU 5A – November 5-7; WMU 5B – November 3-5; WMUs 5C and also 5D, closeup of the door to fall turkey hunting.


Spring gobbler: one-of-a-kind season for eligible small hunters, with forced license, and mentored youth – April 24, 2021. Only 1 spring gobbler might be taken throughout this hunt.


Spring gobbler: may 1-May 31, 2021. Day-to-day limit 1, season border 2. (Second feather gobbler might be only taken by persons who possess a valid unique wild turkey license.) From might 1-15, legit hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise till noon; from may 17-31, legitimate hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour ~ sunset.


Black bear, archery (WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D): September 19-November 27. Just 1 bear may be taken during the license year.


Black bear, archery (WMU 5B): October 3-November 14. Just 1 bear may be taken during the patent year.


Black bear, archery (statewide): October 17-November 7. Just 1 bear might be taken throughout the patent year.


Black bear, muzzleloader (statewide): October 17-24. Only 1 bear might be taken throughout the patent year.


Black bear, special weapons (statewide): October 22-24, small and an elderly License Holders, Disabled person Permit (to usage a vehicle) Holders, and also Pennsylvania citizens serving on active duty in U.S. Equipped Services only. Likewise included are persons who have actually reached or will certainly reach your 65th date of birth in the year of the applications for a license and also hold a precious adult patent or qualify for license and fee exemptions under section 2706. Just 1 bear may be taken throughout the license year.


Black be afflicted with (statewide): November 21; Sunday, November 22; and also November 23-24. Only 1 bear might be taken throughout the patent year.


Black be afflicted with (WMUs 1B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and also 5A): November 30-December 5. Just 1 bear may be taken throughout the patent year.


Black bear (WMUs 2B, 5B, 5C and also 5D): November 30-December 12. Just 1 bear may be taken during the patent year.


Elk, archery: September 12-26.


Elk: November 2-7. Only one elk might be taken throughout the patent year.


Elk, so late (antlerless only): January 2-9, 2021.


Deer, archery (antlered and antlerless) WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: September 19-November 14; Sunday, November 15; November 16-27 and also December 26-January 23, 2021. One antlered deer per searching license year. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license or permit.


Deer, archery (antlered and antlerless) Statewide: October 3-November 14; Sunday, November 15; November 16-20 and also December 26-January 18, 2021. One antlered deer per searching license year. One antlerless deer v each required antlerless patent or permit.


Deer, consistent firearms (antlered only) WMUS 1A, 1B, 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4E and 5B: November 28; Sunday, November 29; November 30-December 4. One antlered deer per searching license year. (Holders of valid DMAP antlerless deer permits may harvest antlerless deer on DMAP properties during this period.)


Deer, continual firearms, (antlered and antlerless) WMUS 1A, 1B, 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4E and also 5B: December 5-12. One antlered deer per hunting license year. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.


Deer, continual firearms (antlered and also antlerless) WMUs 2B, 2C, 2D,2E, 4A, 4B, 4D, 5A, 5C and also 5D: November 28; Sunday, November 29; November 30-December 12. One antlered deer per searching license year. An antlerless deer with each compelled antlerless license.


Deer, antlerless, special firearms (statewide): October 22-24. Junior and an elderly License Holders, Mentored Youth allow Holders, Disabled person Permit (to usage a vehicle) Holders, and Pennsylvania occupants serving on energetic duty in U.S. Armed Services only, with compelled antlerless license or permit. Additionally included room persons who have reached or will certainly reach their 65th date of birth in the year the the application for a license and also hold a valid adult patent or qualify because that license and also fee exemptions under section 2706. One antlerless deer through each required antlerless patent or permit.


Deer, antlerless, muzzleloader (statewide): October 17-24. An antlerless deer v each required antlerless license or permit.


Deer, antlered or antlerless, flintlock (statewide): December 26-January 18, 2021. One antlered deer per hunting license year, or one antlerless deer and second antlerless deer v each forced antlerless license or permit.


Deer, antlered or antlerless, flintlock (WMUs 2B, 5C, 5D): December 26-January 23, 2021. One antlered deer per searching license year, or one antlerless deer and an additional antlerless deer with each required antlerless license or permit.


Deer, antlerless, extended constant firearms: (Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and also Philadelphia counties): December 26-January 23. One antlerless deer v each required antlerless patent or permit.

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Coyote: No close up door season. Unlimited. External of any huge game season (deer, bear, elk and turkey), coyotes might be taken with a hunting license or a furtaker license, and also without put on orange. During any large game season, coyotes might be taken if lawfully hunting huge game or with a furtaker license.