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Pennsylvania Turkey Hunting Seasons 2023 - 2024 Overview

Fall Turkey Season

  • WMU 2B
    • Dates: Oct. 29 - Nov. 18 and Nov. 23 - Nov. 25
  • WMUs 1A, 1B, 4A, 4B, 4D, 4E
    • Dates: Oct. 29 - Nov. 5
  • WMUs 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C
    • Dates: Oct. 29 - Nov. 12
  • WMUs 2C, 2D, 2E
    • Dates: Oct. 29 - Nov. 12 and Nov. 23 - Nov. 25
  • WMU 5B
    • Dates: Nov. 1 - Nov. 3
  • WMUs 5A, 5C, 5D
    • Status: Closed to Fall Turkey Hunting

Spring Gobbler Season

Dates: May 4 - 31, 2024

  • Daily Limit: 1
  • Season Limit: 2
    • Note: The second spring gobbler may only be taken by persons who possess a valid special wild turkey license.
  • Hunting Hours:
    • May 4 - 18: One-half hour before sunrise until noon.
    • May 20 - 31: One-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.

Junior Hunters Special Season

Date: April 27, 2024

  • Eligibility: Available to junior hunters with a required license and mentored hunters who are 16 and under.
  • Limit: Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during this special season.
  • Hunting Hours: End at noon.

Key Regulations and Notes

  • License Requirements: A valid hunting license is required.
  • Hunting Hours: Vary depending on the date and phase of the season.
  • Limitations: During the first two weeks of the spring season, only one spring gobbler may be taken. A second bird requires special authorization.
  • Safety and Ethics: Follow all safety guidelines and ethical hunting practices.
  • WMU Awareness: Be aware of the specific regulations and dates for the Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) you are hunting in.
  • Conservation: Hunting regulations are designed for sustainable management of turkey populations.
  • Reporting: Adhere to any harvest reporting requirements set by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
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