2021-22 Seasons, Rules, and Regulations
2021-2022 Hunting & Trapping Digest
WILD TURKEY (Male or Female): WMU 2B (Shotgun and bow and arrow only) – Oct. 30-Nov. 19 and Nov. 24-26; WMUs 1A, 1B, 4A, 4B, 4D and 4E – Oct. 30-Nov. 6; WMUs 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D and 4C – Oct. 30-Nov. 13; WMUs 2C, 2D and 2E – Oct. 30-Nov. 13 and Nov. 24-26; WMU 5B (Shotgun and bow and arrow only) – Nov. 2-4; WMUs 5A, 5C and 5D – CLOSED TO FALL TURKEY HUNTING.
SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with required license, and mentored hunters 16 and under – April 23, 2022. Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during this hunt. Hunting hours end at noon.
SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only): April 30-May 31, 2022. Daily limit 1, season limit 2. (Second spring gobbler may be only taken by persons who possess a valid special wild turkey license.) From April 30-May 14, legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until noon; from May 16-31, legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.
FALL TURKEY SEASON CHANGES FINALIZED: One change affecting all fall-turkey hunters is a vote by the board to prohibit the use of centerfire and rimfire rifles and handguns in the fall-turkey season. Season lengths also have been adjusted in many WMUs. All recommendations on fall turkey season length are made in accordance with guidelines in the Game Commission’s Wild Turkey Management Plan.
Wild Turkey Recipes
Turkey Hunting Video Tips
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Spring Turkey Season Articles
From One to 100: Fifty-five Years of Chasing Birds, A Lifetime of Pennsylvania Turkeys, Pennsylvania Game News April, 2020
- Ruling the Roost: Scoring Where Gobblers Fly Down, Pennsylvania Game News May, 2020
- Advanced Placement: Taking Your Decoying to the Next Level, Pennsylvania Game News May, 2020
- 5 Tips For A Safe And Fun Spring Turkey Season, Maximize your turkey hunting experience with these safety tips.
- Improve Hunting Success By Identifying Turkey Habitats, Learn where to locate turkeys. April 23, 2019