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Pennsylvania

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

A very strong white-tailed deer hunting tradition

Terrain

Rolling hills, plateaus, and ridges covered mostly by forest

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Bear
Bear – Archery Restricted 1
WMU 2B, 5C, 5D.
Sep 17, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Bear
Bear – Archery Restricted 2
WMU 5B.
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Bear
Bear – Archery Statewide
Statewide – check regulations for additional dates for specific WMUs
Oct 15, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
Bear
Bear – Muzzleloader
Statewide.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Bear
Bear – Special Firearms
Statewide. Junior & Senior license holders, active-duty military and certain disabled persons’ permit holders
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Bear
Bear – Regular Firearms
Check regulations for additional dates for specific WMUs.
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 22, 2022
Bear
Bear – Extended Restricted 2
WMUs 1B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E & 5A.
Nov 26, 2022 Dec 3, 2022
Bear
Bear – Extended Restricted 1
WMU 2B, 5B, 5C, 5D. Open Sunday November 28th.
Nov 26, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Coyote
Coyote
No closed season, with certain exceptions during big-game seasons. See Hunting & Trapping Digest for more details.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery 1
Antlered or Antlerless. WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D.
Sep 17, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery 2
Statewide Antlered or Antlerless.
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Muzzleloader
Antlerless. Statewide.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Deer
Deer – Special Firearms
Antlerless only. Junior & Senior license holders, Mentored Youth, active-duty military and certain disabled persons’ permit holders
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Deer
Deer – Regular Firearms
Statewide.
Nov 26, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery 4
Antlered or Antlerless. WMUs 2B, 5C & 5D
Dec 26, 2022 Jan 28, 2023
Deer
Deer – Archery 3
Statewide. Antlered or Antlerless.
Dec 26, 2022 Jan 16, 2023
Deer
Deer – Flintlock 1
Statewide. Antlered or Antlerless
Dec 26, 2022 Jan 16, 2023
Deer
Deer – Extended Firearms
Antlerless Only. WMUs 2B, 5C & 5D
Dec 26, 2022 Jan 28, 2023
Deer
Deer – Flintlock 2
Antlered or Antlerless. WMUs 2B, 5C & 5D
Dec 26, 2022 Jan 28, 2023
Dove
Dove – Early
Bag limit of 15 per day, 45 in possession.
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Dove
Dove – Late
Bag limit of 15 per day, 45 in possession.
Dec 27, 2022 Jan 7, 2023
Duck
Duck – Northwest Zone 1
Ducks, coots, mergansers.
Oct 8, 2022 Dec 3, 2022
Duck
Duck – South Zone 1
Ducks, coots, mergansers.
Oct 8, 2022 Oct 15, 2022
Duck
Duck – North Zone 1
Ducks, coots, mergansers.
Oct 8, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Duck
Duck – Lake Erie Zone
Ducks, coots, mergansers.
Oct 31, 2022 Jan 7, 2023
Duck
Duck – North Zone 2
Ducks, coots, mergansers.
Nov 15, 2022 Jan 7, 2023
Duck
Duck – South Zone 2
Ducks, coots, mergansers.
Nov 22, 2022 Jan 21, 2023
Duck
Duck – Northwest Zone 2
Ducks, coots, mergansers.
Dec 27, 2022 Jan 7, 2023
Elk
Elk – Archery
Antlered or Antlerless.
Sep 20, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Elk
Elk – General
Antlered or Antlerless.
Oct 31, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
Elk
Elk – Late Antlerless
Dec 31, 2022 Jan 7, 2023
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose 1
Resident Population Goose Zone. **Includes WHITE-FRONTED GEESE**. 5 daily, 15 in possession.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose 5
Atlantic Population Zone. 8 Daily.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Goose
Goose – Youth only
Statewide. Same bag limits as regular season. Open to licensed junior hunters ages 12-16, when properly accompanied.
Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Goose
Goose – Light Goose 1
Snow and Ross’ Geese. Atlantic Population Zone, 25 daily.
Oct 1, 2022 Jan 28, 2023
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose 2
Resident Population Goose Zone. **Includes WHITE-FRONTED GEESE**. 3 daily, 9 in possession.
Oct 22, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Goose
Goose – Light Goose 3
Resident Population Zone, 25 daily
Oct 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2023
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose 6
Atlantic Population Zone. 1 daily, 3 in possession.
Nov 22, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose 3
Resident Population Goose Zone. **Includes WHITE-FRONTED GEESE**. 3 daily, 9 in possession.
Dec 12, 2022 Feb 14, 2023
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose 7
Atlantic Population Zone. 1 daily, 3 in possession.
Dec 23, 2022 Jan 21, 2023
Goose
Goose – Light Goose 2
Atlantic Population Zone – Conservation Hunt, 25 daily.
Jan 30, 2023 Apr 21, 2023
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose 4
Resident Population Goose Zone. **Includes WHITE-FRONTED GEESE**. 3 daily, 9 in possession.
Feb 3, 2023 Feb 25, 2023
Goose
Goose – Light Goose 4
Resident Population Zone- Conservation 25 daily.
Feb 27, 2023 Apr 24, 2023
Grouse
Ruffed Grouse 1
Bag limit of 2 per day, 6 in possession.
Oct 15, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Grouse
Ruffed Grouse 2
Bag limit of 2 per day, 6 in possession.
Dec 12, 2022 Dec 23, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant – Junior Hunt
Bag limit of 2 per day, 6 in possession.
Oct 8, 2022 Oct 15, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant 1
Bag limit of 2 per day, 6 in possession.
Oct 22, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant 2
Bag limit of 2 per day, 6 in possession.
Dec 12, 2022 Dec 23, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant 3
Bag limit of 2 per day, 6 in possession.
Dec 26, 2022 Feb 27, 2023
Quail Game Type
Bobwhite Quail 1
Bag limit of 8 per day, 24 in possession.
Oct 22, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Quail Game Type
Bobwhite Quail 2
Bag limit of 8 per day, 24 in possession.
Dec 12, 2022 Dec 23, 2022
Quail Game Type
Bobwhite Quail 3
Bag limit of 8 per day, 24 in possession.
Dec 26, 2022 Feb 27, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Junior Hunt
4 Daily, 12 in possession.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 15, 2022
Rabbit
Rabbit – Cottontail 1
Bag limit of 4 per day, 12 in possession.
Oct 15, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Rabbit
Rabbit – Cottontail 2
Bag limit of 4 per day, 12 in possession.
Dec 12, 2022 Dec 23, 2022
Rabbit
Rabbit – Snowshoe Hare 1
Bag limit of 1 per day, 3 in possession.
Dec 26, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Rabbit
Rabbit – Cottontail 3
Dec 26, 2022 Feb 27, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Season 4
WMUs 2A, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D & 4C
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 12, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Season 5
WMUs 2C, 2D & 2E
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 12, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Season 1
WMU 2B
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Season 3
WMUs 1A, 2A, 4A, 4B, 4D, and 4E
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Season 7
WMU 5B
Nov 1, 2022 Nov 3, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Season 2
WMU 2B
Nov 23, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Season 6
WMUs 2C, 2D & 2E
Nov 23, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Youth Spring
Statewide.
Apr 22, 2023 Apr 22, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring 1
Statewide. Up to 2 bearded birds, (1 per day) with proper licenses.
Apr 29, 2023 May 13, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring 2
Statewide. Up to 2 bearded birds, (1 per day) with proper licenses.
May 15, 2023 May 30, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Hunting GPS Maps

Pennsylvania Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer wildlife management areas, state forests, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and government property boundaries and ownership names. View trails, […]

Wildlife Management Units Hunting Zones

Hunting Layers

PA Private Lands Preview

PA Private Lands

Over 5,400,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer shows property owners in Pennsylvania. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

PA Gov Lands Preview

PA Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 5,800,000 acres in Pennsylvania to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

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PA Hunt Units

Pennsylvania Elk Hunt Zones and Wildlife Management Units. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt

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PA Possible Access Preview

PA Possible Access

onX has mapped 520,000 acres of possible access lands in Pennsylvania including timber and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

PA Deer Management Assistance Program Preview

PA Deer Management Assistance Program

Deer Management Assistance Program, special permits to help reduce the spread of CWD. Please read local rules before hunting.

PA Timber Harvest Preview

PA Timber Harvest

Pennsylvania State Lands that have seen Removal or Shelterwood timber harvests dating back to 2005. ‘Removals’ refer to clearcuts while ‘Shelterwood’ refers to partial cuts.

 PA Bear Check Stations Preview

PA Bear Check Stations

Pennsylvania Bear Check Stations


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