PA Deer Hunting Season Kicks Off

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are predicting another active deer hunting season across the state.

PENNSYLVANIA — It’s like an early holiday present for hundreds of thousands of hunters across the state: Deer hunting season begins Saturday and runs through Dec. 10, with the exception of Sunday, Dec. 4.

Statistics suggest hunters will be extremely busy throughout the season. According to the National Deer Association, in the 10 hunting seasons between 2011 and 2020, Pennsylvania ranked second in the nation for buck harvest per square mile three times, third twice, fourth three times and fifth twice.

Hunters are aided by a flexible season designed around the Thanksgiving weekend when many people aren’t working. For decades, until recently, Pennsylvania deer hunting season did not begin until the Monday following Thanksgiving.

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