Deer hunting opening day moving to Saturday from Monday

A recently approved change to the deer hunting season in Pennsylvania expands the firearms season to 13 days, including three Saturdays rather than two.


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





Deer hunting season in Pennsylvania will be starting on a Saturday rather than a Monday beginning next season.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission voted 5-3 on April 9 to move opening day of deer rifle season to the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Rifle season for hunting deer in Pennsylvania has kicked off the Monday after Thanksgiving since 1963. The change expands the firearms season to 13 days, including three Saturdays rather than two.

Supporters hope a Saturday opening will bring back people struggling to find time to hunt and help high school and college hunters who don't get opening day off from school. Opponents said the change would interfere with hunting camp traditions and complicate travel during the Thanksgiving weekend.

To accommodate the expanded deer season, the late November turkey hunting season has been reduced by two days.

The commission also approved:

Expanding the mid-October muzzleloader and special firearms deer seasons to include bears;

An expanded two-week archery bear season;

Expanding the bear season from four to seven days in most wildlife management units;

Expanding the late archery and flintlock deer seasons by more than a week, to end on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday; and

Establishing a September archery season and a January antlerless season for elk hunters.

The board gave preliminary approval to the proposals in January.

See related story "Hunters, hikers debate proposed hunting season changes," at pikecountycourier.com.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Milford Fire Department to hold barbecue fundraiser
The Milford Volunteer Fire Department is holding a barbecue fundraiser from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Belle Reve Senior Living Center, 404 East Harford St., Milford.
Read more »
Image

Income, residency help determine how long you will live
(AP) Catherine “Tinka" Zenke became a survivor at an early age. She had just turned 4 and was living in Scranton with her parents, Garfield and Emma Fellows Davies,...
Read more »
Image

The Presby Players to remember the sixties through song
By Linda Fields
Taking a step in a new direction, the Presby Players community theater will next weekend present "The Sixties Show," featuring songs from...

Read more »
Image

Women’s Health Center nurse becomes board-certified lactation consultant
Brittany Marold, RN, a Healthy Beginnings Plus nurse at the Women’s Health Center in Honesdale, is now an internationally board-certified lactation consultant.
She was...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Milford, PA