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Pennsylvania

Hunting

Light Geese, Brant & Webless Birds Seasons

Except for crows, migratory bird hunting is closed on Sundays.

Light Geese (Snow Geese & Ross’ Geese)

25 daily, no possession limit

Southern James Bay Population Zone

Regular season

Oct. 12-Feb. 12

Conservation season

Feb. 14-April 22

Resident Population Zone

Regular season

Oct. 26-Feb. 26

Conservation season

Feb. 28-April 22

Atlantic Population Zone

Regular season

Oct. 1-Jan. 29

Conservation season

Jan. 31-April 22

Webless Birds & Brant

Brant

2 daily, 6 possession

Federal duck stamp needed

All goose zones

Oct. 9-Dec. 6

Woodcock

3 daily, 9 possession

Statewide

Oct. 16-Nov. 26

Dec. 13-22

Common Snipe

8 daily, 24 possession

Statewide

Oct. 16-Nov. 26

Dec. 13-22

Gallinules

3 daily, 9 possession

Statewide

Sept. 1-Nov. 20

Doves

15 daily, 45 possession

Statewide

Sept. 1-Nov. 26

Dec. 16-Jan. 1

Virginia & Sora Rails

3 daily, 9 possession

Bag limit singly or combined

Statewide

Sept. 1-Nov. 20

Clapper and King Rail hunting is closed statewide.

Youth, Veterans and Military Days

Licensed junior hunters ages 12-16, military veterans and active military personnel can hunt ducks, mergansers, Canada geese, coots and gallinules during selected days. Hunters 16 or older need a federal duck stamp to participate. Regular season bag limits and other restrictions apply. Check www.pgc.pa.gov for more details.

Statewide

Youth only – Sept. 25

North Zone

Youth, veterans and active military – Nov. 6

Veterans and active military only – Jan. 15

Northwest Zone

Youth, veterans and active military – Dec. 18

Veterans and active military only – Jan. 15

Lake Erie Zone

Youth, veterans and active military – Oct. 23

Veterans and active military only – Jan. 15

South Zone

Youth, veterans and active military – Nov. 13

Veterans and active military only – Jan. 29