Spring Gobbler season is just a few weeks away
and the Game Commission will be launching a Spring Gobbler Hunting 101 course
this April to help you have your most successful spring season ever.
To register for a seminar, please visit: Learn to Hunt
2021-22 Seasons, Rules, and Regulations
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.
2021-2022 Hunting & Trapping Digest
Turkey Hunting Tips
Turkey Calling With Matt Morrett
Learn techniques from a five-time world champion turkey caller.
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
Wild Turkey Recipes
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Since 1959, hunting-related shooting incidents have declined drastically. Hunting is safe and getting safer, thanks to hunter education.
Learn about the different in-person and online class options.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission's
Learn to Hunt progam is designed to help hunters of all ages get started. The online progam features many aspects of hunting. Participants will learn about game animal behavior, habitat preferences, choosing a firearm, preparing wild game meat for the table, and more. Webinars provide an opportunity to ask questions of biologists, game wardens, and experienced hunters during live events, while on-demand recordings and documents allow students to go at their own pace on their schedule.
Hunting in Pennsylvania Map
An interactive map with searchable layers like habitat, seasons and bag limits, wildlife management units, and check stations.
Hunter Access Program
In addition to the millions of public land acres available to hunters statewide, the Pennsylvania Game Commission partners with private landowners to provide public hunting opportunities through its Hunter Access Program. For more than 80 years, the program continues to provide hunting and trapping opportunities to the Commonwealth's sportsmen on millions of acres of private lands.
The Game Commission has teamed up with Miss Allie’s Kitchen to provide resources for preparing and serving venison.
A free Cooking Venison 101 is available for download.
And Miss Allie has provided a series of videos of her preparing some of her favorite venison meals:
Venison Italian Sausage (2:52)
Venison Roast (6:50)
Venison Tacos (4:16)
All purpose marinade
At the Pennsylvania Game Commission, our passion is WILD and the “Call of the OutdoorsOpens In A New Window,” podcast is all about wildlife, hunting, habitat and conservation efforts in the Keystone State.
Find recipes, tips, videos and articles about turkey hunting on the Turkey Hunting page.