Pennsylvania Furbearer Hunting Season Dates

Pennsylvania Furbearer Hunting Season Overview

Coyote Season

  • Dates: No closed season
  • Limit: No limit
  • Note: A hunting license or a furtaker registration is required. During big game seasons, no orange is needed if pursuing with a furtaker certificate.

Fox Season

  • Dates: October 21, 2023 - February 17, 2024 (Sunday hunting permitted)
  • Limit: No limit

Raccoon Season

  • Dates:
    • October 21 - November 11, 2023
    • November 13-18, 2023
    • November 20-25, 2023
    • November 27, 2023 - February 17, 2024
    • Sundays: November 12, November 19, November 26, 2023
  • Limit: No limit

Opossum, Striped Skunk, and Weasel Season

  • Season Dates: No closed season, except during firearms deer season
  • Allowed Sunday Hunting: November 12, November 19, and November 26
  • Limits: No limits for Opossum, Striped Skunk, and Weasel

Bobcat Season

  • Season Dates: January 6-31, 2024
  • Limit: One per license year
  • Restrictions: Hunting only with a permit in WMUs 2A, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E

Porcupine Season

  • Season Dates:
    • October 7 - November 11, 2023
    • November 13-18, 2023
    • November 20-24, 2023
    • December 11-23, 2023
    • December 26, 2023 - January 27, 2024
    • Sundays: November 12, November 19, 2023
  • Daily Limit: 3 porcupines
  • Season Limit: 10 porcupines

Important Points for Hunters

  • License Requirements: Ensure you have the appropriate licenses and permits, especially for species like bobcats.
  • Safety and Ethics: Practice safe and ethical hunting methods, respecting wildlife and other hunters.
  • Habitat Awareness: Understand the habitats of these species for effective hunting.
  • Conservation: Follow the limits and guidelines to support sustainable wildlife management.
  • Reporting: Adhere to any harvest reporting requirements set by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
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