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Sunday Hunting

Sunday hunting long has been permitted for foxes, coyotes and crows during open seasons.

In addition, expanded Sunday hunting will occur on three Sundays in 2021: November 14, 21, and 28. Turkeys and migratory game birds may not be hunted on any of these three Sundays. Other game that’s in season may be hunted on these Sundays.

On these three Sundays, hunters on private land are required to carry written permission from the landowner. The permission slip should be signed by the landowner, and should include the hunter’s name, address and CID license number, and the landowner’s name, address and phone number.

Aside from these exceptions, Sunday hunting is unlawful in Pennsylvania.

Closures: Ranges/Roads/Buildings

Forest County: Northwest Region bear check station changes location.

Lancaster/Lebanon Counties: The Middle Creek Visitors Center is closed for building renovations. The center will reopen once major renovations are completed. The closure applies to the Visitors Center only; public access areas and trails remain open for public use and recreation.

Did You Receive a Call About a Survey?

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has contracted with Responsive Management, a professional survey research firm, to conduct a study of licensed deer hunters in Pennsylvania about their participation in and opinions on deer hunting in the state over the past 5 years. Licensed hunters may receive a phone call from Responsive Management asking them to participate in a brief survey about deer hunting and opening day of the regular firearms season. If you receive a call at home or a call on your cell phone, please consider participating in the study to assist the Commission in better understanding deer hunters’ opinions on opening day.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact Coren Jagnow, Research and Education Division Chief, Pennsylvania Game Commission, at cjagnow@pa.gov.