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Pennsylvania Upland Game Bird Hunting Season Dates

Pennsylvania Upland Game Bird Hunting Seasons Overview

Ruffed Grouse Season

  • Hunting Dates:
    • October 14 - November 11, 2023
    • November 13-18, 2023
    • November 20-24, 2023
    • December 11-23, 2023
    • Sundays: November 12 and November 19, 2023
  • Daily Limit: 2 ruffed grouse
  • Possession Limit: 6 ruffed grouse

Pheasant Season

  • Regular Season:
    • October 21 - November 11, 2023
    • November 13-18, 2023
    • November 20-24, 2023
    • December 11-23, 2023
    • December 26, 2023 - February 29, 2024
    • Sundays: November 12 and November 19, 2023
  • Daily Limit: 2 pheasants
  • Possession Limit: 6 pheasants
  • Special Note: Both male and female pheasants can be hunted in all Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), except in the Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area.

Pheasant Junior Hunt

  • Dates for Junior Hunters: October 7-14, 2023
  • Daily Limit: 2 pheasants
  • Possession Limit: 6 pheasants

Quail Season

  • Species: Bobwhite Quail
  • Hunting Dates:
    • September 1 - November 11, 2023
    • November 13-18, 2023
    • November 20-24, 2023
    • December 11-23, 2023
    • December 26, 2023 - March 30, 2024
    • Sundays: November 12 and November 19, 2023
  • Daily Limit: No limit
  • Possession Limit: No limit

Crow Season

  • Season Dates: August 24, 2023 - March 24, 2024
  • Hunting Days: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only
  • Bag Limit: No limit

Sparrow Season

  • Species: Starling & English Sparrow
  • Season Dates: No closed season, except during the regular firearms deer season
  • Bag Limit: No limit

Important Notes for Hunters

  • Licenses and Regulations: Ensure you have the correct licenses and are familiar with the specific regulations for each species and WMU.
  • Safety and Ethical Hunting: Practice safe hunting methods and ethical behavior, respecting both the wildlife and other hunters.
  • Habitat Conservation: Be mindful of the habitat requirements of these species and contribute to their conservation.
  • Reporting: Follow any harvest reporting requirements set by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
  • Wildlife Management: These regulations are designed to sustainably manage wildlife populations; adherence supports conservation efforts.
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