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2022-23 Seasons and Bag Limits

Seasons and bag limits are usually set by the Game Commission Board of Commissioners at their January and April meetings. However, at the meeting held in January of 2022, the Board did not have enough members to constitute a quorum and thus the Board was not able to conduct official business and not able to vote on proposed seasons and bag limits. Accordingly, the seasons and bag limits that were adopted for the 2021-2022 season shall remain for the 2022 -2023 season, with adjustments for the change in calendar dates. The Board of Commissioners will be approving the allocation for antlerless licenses and elk licenses at its April meeting. The complete list of season dates for waterfowl and migratory birds will be established at a later date.

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The license year begins July 1 and ends June 30.

SUNDAY HUNTINGIt is unlawful to hunt on Sundays except foxes, crows and coyotes. Other exceptions are included with species seasons below.

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No open season during the regular firearms deer season.  No hunting on Sundays with the exceptions of Nov. 13 and Nov. 20.  No open season on other wild birds or mammals.

No open seasons on other wild birds or wild mammals.

1 No hunting on Sunday authorized. See 34 Pa.C.S. § 2303.

2 Hunting on Sunday authorized on separately delineated Sunday date(s) only. See 34 Pa.C.S. § 2303.

3 Hunting on Sunday is authorized. See 34 Pa.C.S. § 2303.

4 Only persons who possess a special wild turkey license as provided for in section 2709 of the act (relating to license costs and fees) may take a second spring gobbler during the hunting license year; all other persons, including mentored youth hunters, may take only one spring gobbler. A maximum of 2 spring gobblers per license year may be taken by any combination of licenses or exceptions for mentored youth.

5 Only one antlered deer (buck) may be taken during the hunting license year.

6 Includes resident and nonresident license holders who have reached or will reach their 65th birthday in the year of the application for the license and hold a valid adult license or qualify for license and fee exemptions under section 2706 of the act (relating to resident license and fee exemptions).

7 Only one bear may be taken during the hunting license year with the required bear license.

8 Only one elk may be taken during the hunting license year with the required elk license.