Pennsylvania firearms deer season changes - What Do You Think?
Change to start of firearms deer season approved
In voting Tuesday, April 9 to adopt seasons and bag limits for the 2019-20 license year, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners established a firearms deer season to begin Saturday, Nov. 30, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said in a news release.
Moving the opening day to Saturday will create an expanded, 13-day season that includes three Saturdays.
In recent months, the Game Commission received and reviewed a plethora of public comment on the issue, and hunters’ opinions clearly were split. Many of those supporting the move to a Saturday opener said they are unable to hunt on a Monday opener because they are unable to take off work or school to do so. Many of those who supported sticking with a Monday opener cited logistical concerns with traveling to their hunting camps during the Thanksgiving weekend.