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Pennsylvania Deer Hunting Season Dates

Pennsylvania Deer Hunting Season Dates

Pennsylvania Deer Hunting Season Schedule

Archery Season

  • Antlered Deer
    • Dates: Sept. 16-Nov. 11, Nov. 13-18, Nov. 20-24, Dec. 26-Jan. 27, 2024
    • Sundays: Nov. 12, Nov. 19
    • Location: WMUs 2B, 5C, and 5D
  • Antlerless Deer
    • Dates: Same as Antlered Deer
    • Location: WMUs 2B, 5C, and 5D

Statewide Archery Season

  • Antlered Deer
    • Dates: Sept. 30-Nov. 11, Nov. 13-17, Dec. 26-Jan. 15, 2024
    • Sundays: Nov. 12
    • Location: Statewide
  • Antlerless Deer
    • Dates: Same as Antlered Deer
    • Location: Statewide

Muzzleloader Season

  • Antlerless Deer Only
    • Dates: Oct. 14-21
    • Location: Statewide

Special Firearms Season

  • Antlerless Deer Only
    • Dates: Oct. 19-21
    • Location: Statewide

Regular Firearms Season

  • Antlered and Antlerless Deer
    • Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 9
    • Sundays: Nov. 26
    • Location: Statewide

Flintlock Season

  • Antlered or Antlerless Deer
    • Dates: Dec. 26-Jan. 15, 2024
    • Location: Statewide
    • Additional WMUs 2B, 5C, and 5D Season: Dec. 26-Jan. 27, 2024

Regular Firearms Extended Season

  • Antlerless Deer
    • Dates: Dec. 26-Jan. 27, 2024
    • Location: WMUs 2B, 5C, and 5D

Military Bases Hunting

  • Antlerless Deer
    • Dates: As established by the U.S. Department of the Army
    • Location: Military bases under U.S. Department of the Army jurisdiction

Key Points for Hunters

  • Licenses: Ensure you have the appropriate license for the season and the deer type (antlered/antlerless).
  • WMUs: Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) have specific regulations; be familiar with the rules for the WMU you are hunting in.
  • Safety: Follow all safety guidelines, including wearing blaze orange during firearms seasons.
  • Sundays: Note the inclusion of hunting on select Sundays, a recent change in Pennsylvania hunting regulations.
  • Local Regulations: Check for any specific local regulations, especially when hunting near urban areas or on military bases.
  • Reporting: Be prepared to report your harvest as required by Pennsylvania Game Commission regulations.
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