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HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2020-21 license year. Highlights include:

  • Expanding Sunday hunting opportunities on three days – Sunday, Nov. 15 for archery deer hunting, Sunday, Nov. 22 for bear hunting during the bear firearms season, and Sunday, Nov. 29 for deer hunting during the firearms deer season.

  • Adopting a 14-day concurrent firearms deer season for antlered and antlerless deer in 10 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) and retaining a split-season in the remaining 13 WMUs.

  • Extending the statewide archery deer season to end Nov. 20, giving bowhunters the opportunity to take advantage of peak and post-rut activity.

  • Opening squirrel season statewide on Sept. 12 to create more opportunities for younger hunters to get afield.

  • Shifting the statewide general bear season to run from Saturday through Tuesday –adding an additional Sunday opportunity for bear hunters.

  • Bringing back a three-day Thanksgiving turkey season, running Wednesday through Friday, in select Wildlife Management Units (WMUs); removing the Thanksgiving turkey season in WMUs 1A, 2A, 4A, 4B, 4D and 4E, but making the regular season two weeks (Oct. 31-Nov. 14) instead of one.

  • Increasing the bear hunting opportunities for archers by adding a week to the archery bear season and creating an overlap in the first week with the muzzleloader deer and bear seasons.

  • Moving the start of the extended bear seasons to Monday of the first week of firearms deer season in all WMUs with extended bear seasons.

  • Permitting either-sex pheasant hunting statewide, outside of Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas.

  • Opening bobcat hunting and trapping seasons in WMU 2B, and river otter trapping seasons in WMUs 1A, 1B and 2F.

  • Increasing the season bag limit for beavers from 40 to 60 in WMUs 1A and 1B.

The commissioners also set the number of antlerless deer licenses to be allocated, as well as the number of elk licenses to be allocated for the coming license year.


July Monday Mixer at Dunkleberger's Brodheadsville


The Pocono Chamber's West End Committee invites you to take part in the July Family Night Monday Mixer! 

Join us at Dunkleberger's Sports Outfitter (1471 US Route 209, Brodheadsville, PA 18322) from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, as we network, support local vendors, enjoy live music, play games, and connect with the West End community! This event is free to all to attend so bring your friends and family, there will be local food and craft vendors offering their specialties; just be sure to let us know you are coming by registering on this page or by calling 570-421-4433!

See you there!